On a brighter note, here's a random picture of Pepper - it's actually the first one we saw before we even met him, and it's the one that melted our hearts and put us on the road to becoming dog owners.
It's still pretty cold (-37 without wind chill right now), but it's been a nice week in terms of weather. Sunny and not too windy (aside from blizzard day on Wednesday). We're anxiously awaiting some parcels from Canada Post since we ordered boots and a parka for Pepper - poor thing gets cold just being near the front door, so there are days when he wears a little jacket inside the house if he's extra shiver-y. I feel the need to take him on walks to give him fresh air, so we're going to try suiting him up in winter clothes to see if he can handle it. I just wish it wasn't so crazy expensive to pay for shipping of tiny dog clothes, or else he'd have a lot more coming!
Every day is noticeably brighter and lighter for longer periods of time - when Jeff goes to work in the morning it's not pitch black like it used to be; the sky is actually starting to wake up! When we leave work at the end of the day it's not as dark anymore either, so you can still see outside a bit. It's definitely making a difference with just that small change, and we're not needing as much vitamin D to get us going in the mornings. Amazing what light can do for you! I can only imagine how much better we'll feel when it's 24 hours of daylight!