Friday, October 22, 2010
It takes me about 13 minutes to get to work if the traffic on the expressway is moving well. I do not like to be early or late and aim to get to my floor right on time. When the weather is good, I allow myself 15 minutes and hope there are few red lights and no accidents.
Today I left the house on my usual tight schedule only to discover that the car windows were ice covered. Fortunately it was thin enough to come off with a couple of doses of windshield washer fluid and the defroster on high. But my travel time will now increase for the late fall and winter season. My sister-in-law posted pictures of their snow covered lawn in Barrie, Ontario today.
The highlight of my morning was wearing my new half mittens knitted by Minnesota blogger Ruthie J. Yes, she does ship to Canada. I ordered a pair for each of our daughters and myself and we love them. (My eldest daughter calls them "mis" just as she calls my short shawl sweater a "swea".) When the weather gets colder, we have thin gloves to wear under them.
Ruthie has an Etsy store and lots of lovely hand knitted things for sale. I have already put in a second order for Christmas gifts. Here is her Etsy link and the link to her blog Nature Knitter.