The February Freeze

Last updated on November 17th, 2020 at 02:22 am

As I stood outside, chipping away at our icy walkway with a spade borrowed from our in-laws (because remember, our garage is still frozen shut from the ice storms), I suddenly recalled that February started with a surprise visit from my parents.

Having missed out on seeing DoomzToo for the entire month of January, they came to Casa de Palmer to see a scruffy Casey Palmer in his house clothes, a relaxing weekend planned with his family and sister-in-law, who was visiting from Ottawa.

Lesson learned — always dress like you’re ready for anything.

Regardless, another month’s come and gone, much of it spent seeking refuge from the harsh Canadian winters we face each February. Many of my Canadian peers likely read this with disdain — after all, what does Toronto know about the cold? — but while we don’t share the massive snowfalls or the extensive swaths of black ice you endure while commuting to your destinations, we too know freezing winds that chill you to the bone. We too know the misery of days all too short, sun blotted out by snow, hail and all manner of projectile falling from above to ruin our days.

In short, fellow Canadians, we know your feel.

#100HappyDays — Day 6 — #FordNAIAS Bloggers at #CIAS2014!

Last updated on February 28th, 2014 at 09:37 am

L-R: Aeryn Lynne, Chris Vollick, Amanda Blain and Casey Palmer — photo credit: Murray J Craig

Today’s #100HappyDays moment was meeting up with some fellow #FordNAIAS bloggers at the Canadian International Auto Show 2014 to chat, catch up and scheme for a better future! Despite the day wearing on my already-beaten feet, there was a lot to be happy about today, whether it was meeting up with my brothers and best friend after a short hiatus; scaring the bejeezus out of Andrea and Jenn; or wrapping up House of Cards’ second season in glorious fashion!

 

But another thing I’m happy for is a nomination for a Canadian Blog Award for Best Personal Blog! If the blog’s doing anything for you — anything at all — why not click the image above, search “Casey” on the voting page and give me a better chance of advancing to the next round? The first round voting ends February 22nd! (Thanks in advance for any support I get!)

So that’s #100HappyDays Day 6/100, wrapped up!

–case p.