I was surprised I managed this drawing today. I'm so tired. Typical pregnancy insomnia, but after so many weeks of broken sleeping, I can't get my brain to do its job. Today, tip-toeing across a mile of bobsled-slick sidewalks, I reached a major intersection a few blocks from my house. Nine emergency vehicles dotted the intersection; a taut-faced cop directed traffic. Rain poured. My hair was streaming, my face was streaming. Obviously something terrible had happened (I'll spare you what I later learned). I started to cry. Why did we have to get rain in January?
Earlier this week I learned that Ottawa is among the coldest capitals in the world. Perhaps 7th, depending on the type of index used.