Well welcome back winter! Yikes! After a record high less than 3 weeks ago, Calgary has plunged into the ice once again. Hopefully it will be a winter filled with safe commutes, clear roads and many long Chinooks! I thought I would share some random thoughts....
- I FINALLY got my blog to work properly, even though it took over a month! Thanks to Nicole for answering my twitter "cry for help" and showing me how to fix it in one email! She has a neat blog for all of you parents out there...check it out at http://grudgemom.wordpress.com/
- It looks like the Wildrose Alliance Party's surge in membership has caused some issues in ensuring that all of the ballots were sent to the members in a timely manner. From some of the "frantic" press releases and emails that I have seen, it sure looks like many of the ballots will not make it to the vote on time. I wonder which candidate this will benefit from this? I am sure one of the groups already has a private mail truck ready to drive to each church, seniors home and private residence in Alberta to pick up their candidate's ballots. If they do not figure it out, it would look kind of silly for Alberta's "party in waiting". It should be interesting! Thoughts?
- I had the opportunity to head to Great Falls, MT for the first time ever this past weekend! I was amazed at this small town and would love to go back. We were on a mission for cheap baby clothes for our upcoming birth in late December. The deals were amazing, the city was clean and safe and I would recommend it to anyone. I also noticed how friendly all of the retail/restaurant service staff was when you compare it to Calgary. After pondering it for a while, my guess is that the service is better for the following reasons... 1) They are happy to have a JOB in the battered USA economy. 2) They understand that Canadians "bread their butter", so to speak. Looking around, I would assume that Canadian tourism is likely one of their biggest economic industries.
Stay warm and drive safe!