Sunday, March 18, 2012

The weekend

The main topic of conversation in Ottawa this weekend is the weather.

I think it was four years ago when we got a foot of snow on March 9. This year, it's March 18 and 23 C. It's beautiful. I hung my laundry out to dry (which reminds me that I should bring it back in), opened the windows (since it was warmer outside than in) and went for a walk in sandals, a tank top, and jeans rolled up to the knees.

It's a little strange to be wearing sandals and dodging snowbanks, but it is what it is.

Based on my walk, it's "take your Christmas lights down" day in Ottawa. Bikes, scooters, and ice cream are also popular.

The playground near my house has a new play structure, replacing the two that were there before. Apparently I'm out of the loop on local playgrounds, because that was a surprise to me.

All over the city, BBQs are being fired up. (Not at my house, I'm too lazy to pull it out of the shed, and I'm planning to have a sandwich for supper, so a BBQ is overkill.)

It feels like May, not March.


  1. It sounds like you're having the same weather we are, except we never had any snow to speak of this winter, so there's no snowbanks.

  2. So true, and so strange. I will find it VERY hard to go backwards if we get snow or freezing temperatures after this. Yesterday the kids were out in the backyard in shorts and barefeet, covered in popsicle juice. It was lovely!

  3. Oh, I hope it doesn't cool off too much! I keep having to remind myself that it's March, not May.