Thursday, 9 December 2010

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...



So snow is late-r this year. But it came with a vengence...




Outside the CAS in one of the first snow-falls this year...


I was on my way to CAS (Children's Aid Society) early one Wednesday morning, and when I got off the bus, it was raining. In fact, it was raining from before I woke up, and all through the time I traipsed across campus to the bus I wanted.

But in that short time I got off the bus and walked to CAS (less than a block from the stop), it changed from rain to snow! I actually saw it change!

By the time I was done with my volunteer work at the CAS three hours later, it was completely WHITE outside. But oh-so-pretty! My friend, Irene, and I, ran out to play without our coats.




My friend, Irene, and Me...



We had a couple days snow previously, but this is the first one that has stayed. That was last week, when we could still play (briefly!) in the snow in light clothing.

Today...it's -15 degrees. Bah!



Gingerbread House...It's actually quite nice to eat too!



And I made my first gingerbread house at a Christmas Party hosted by Kinark Child and Family Services, a volunteer organisation I'm attached with.




My Elmo spray-paint t-shirts...




The child whom I'm working with, we had made our own spray-paint t-shirts the week before, and so we wore it to the party! I can't post a picture of us together for confidentiality reasons, of course...The kids got their own stuffed-to-the-brim stockings and the adults (volunteers, parents etc) got a plant (it's got pink flowers!) each...



Lol...As pretty and thoughtful as a plant is, I have the lousiest fingers ever for plants. I tried having one in my room once--it was such a pretty pot of dark African Violets that I had to get it when I walked pass it in a store!--but it died a couple of months later.

Another plant that CAS gave me last year as a thank-you gift has now being semi-adopted by my uncle because his fingers are uber-green! And I didn't want to risk another pretty pot dying...



Let's see how long this one lasts!



11 comments:

WP said...

Wow, you could play in the snow wearing short sleeves? Even before the snow starts falling, I'm already wearing long sleeves every time I go outdoors lol

Those gingerbread houses look really pretty! I didn't know they were empty inside...I always thought of gingerbread houses as layers and layers of gingerbread (making up a solid house).

whre4arthou said...

oooooooooo!! -15!??? It was -4 in London last week and I thought I was going to die everytime I went out.

Been having a cold for the last 3 weeks now because of the weather. :(

Keep warm!

David Santos said...

Hello, Daphne!
Really excellent posting and very good blog!
I loved yor work! have a nice Year!

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

Love the snow pic .. & the ginger bread house looks awesome! :)

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

hi,
selamat tahun baru

meru

Anonymous said...

Hi Daphne! How do I get in contact with you?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi WP,

Aiya, only for a few minutes--we are not super tolerant to the cold! When the snow first falls here, it's usually very nice to play in.

I always thought gingerbread houses were actual bread! They're made of biscuits, the ones we did. Many came tumbling down. Hehe. The icing with the biscuit is surprisingly nice!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ae Mi,

How's the cold now? It's easy to catch a cold, so make sure you keep your feet, hands, neck and head warm. That's why don't leave home without those scarves, mittens/gloves, boots and if possible, wear a jacket with a hoodie or woolen hat.

Hope you're better now!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Mr. Santos,

Happy new year to you too, and thanks for dropping by!


Hello Uncle Jimmy,

Merry Christmas to you too!

Daphne Ling said...
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Daphne Ling said...

Hello Anon 2:36 (Meru),

Terima kasih, dan Selamat Tahun Baru kepadamu sekeluarga juga!

Hi Anon 21:47,

My email is daphnelingsy 'at' gmail 'dot' com.