I really don't realize how much I rely on the internet until we don't have it anymore. We went for about a week with really intermittent internet availabilty, and then finally none at all. I do any new product research, blog reading, recipes, looking up phone numbers, etc. on the internet. It's weird to search out my paper telephone book or hope I wrote down my favourite recipe, or try to remember the time of that meeting.
Anyway, we're back online and faster than ever. It's amazing how our service gets a free upgrade every time I call Telus. Even if you don't need anything from them, call once in a while to see what you really should be getting for your money. I'll bet our speed was supposed to be increased years ago, but they didn't do it until I had a problem.
We continue to be busy over here preparing for Christmas. I think most of my presents are made, but there are always a few that get held over until the last minute. I'd like to finish those this week.
I made the cutest lunch bag ever for my neice this week (see it over here at homemade by ev). I can't show you some of the other things, but it's been fun. Now I've got to head over to the post office and send a few things away or no one is getting my work for Christmas. I'm thankful for a few January birthdays in our house because all of the unfinished presents get given then. Keep that in mind when planning your family!
This weekend is our community league's 2nd Annual Winterfest celebration. I'm hoping for a bit of fresh snow for the outdoor activities that I've helped arrange, but it will be fun even without.
I'll be spending the whole day at the hall on Saturday crafting with people, eating, carolling and having fun. Consider dropping by if you've got time and get in the Christmas spirit!
Also, if you're in Edmonton, the First Baptist Church Choir Concert is at 7:30 pm tonight (109 Street, just south of Jasper Ave). It's always a beautiful evening of music, with strings, pipe organ, piano and about 40 voices. Besides being in the regular choir, I'm singing a song with the girls and three friends. It was a nice gesture for the choir director to include kids in the concert this year (she likes to keep everything pretty professional), but she invited the "choir babies" to sing. Four of the five young girls were with the choir through our pregancies and breastfeeding days and now they are old enough to sing beautifully. Come out and here us!