It seems like forever since Thanksgiving. I suppose that can be chalked up to the fact that I was getting married on Thanksgiving weekend, and had to go without turkey this year. As our neighbours to the south prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, followed by the famous Black Friday (which is also Buy Nothing Day), I’ve been playing in the leaves, and getting my yard ready for the winter. We have a few huge trees on our property, and thus a lot of raking and bagging. In any case, I’ve still got a good cover of mulched leaves to help spring everything back to life come warmer weather. Leaf collection has begun throughout the city (in case you didn’t know), and they have this handy online schedule which gives you a terrible idea as to when you might expect a truck to come by a collect your yard waste. I liken it to the stupid timings cable companies give you for service calls….sometime between 8am and 5pm. But I digress. It’ll only be a matter of time until Kingston get’s their green bin recycling program in place, and I can’t wait. Now that my leaves are waiting by the curbside, I’ve retired my rake for the year, and put my shovel on stand by for the first big dump of snow, which (fingers crossed) will not arrive until the day before Christmas. But if old man winter wants to come earlier than that, I’ll be okay with it so long as I get to spend a snow day or two at home in front of the fireplace.