-After very cool temperatures just a few days ago, we've moved into a sunny warm patch. Yesterday, and hopefully again today, we'll see temperatures above zero and plenty of melting. Assuming this trend continues as forecast we should see plenty of melting over the next few days.
-Jeannette and I had an incredibly productive and pleasant day yesterday. We began by walking over to the first Farmer's Market of the season. Unfortunately, we were going to buy some lentils and barley and that vendor was absent. From there we made our way to the pet food store and then the downtown shopping district.
After grabbing lunch and taking care of a little downtown shopping we realized that we were just feet and minutes away from a free Regina Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble concert at the public library. Amazingly, though we arrived only a few minutes before they were to begin we had a great selection of seats to choose from (within just a few minutes after our arrival almost all of the available seats were taken).
After the concert we spoke with a member of Jeannette's book club and her friend who was visiting from Winnipeg. Not only were we able to pick up a little inside information about hot Winnipeg restaurants, we learned a little more about the free concert series at the library.
Once we returned home we hopped in the car and made our way out for an afternoon drive. In our continuing attempt to at least visit many of the towns surrounding Regina we made our way through Pense and Belle Plaine. Unfortunately, the melting snow and muddy streets likely meant that we weren't seeing these towns at their best.
-Hopefully we will head out for a walk along the creek later this afternoon.
-Because I'm a sucker for this kind of thing I'm watching the Manitoba NDP leadership convention as being streamed by CBC. Yesterday I followed the Newfoundland NDP convention via Twitter. I think I'd probably watch/follow almost any delegated convention occurring in Canada - they really make for exciting viewing (whether or not you like the party involved).
-Not having a dishwasher is a real bummer. It seems that we constantly have a sink full of dirty dishes to do - no matter how many sinks full of dishes I've already done. Definitely a bummer.