It is official, autumn has ended in Western Canada. Yup, on Monday I woke up to a beautiful dusting of snow blanketing my front yard. I spent the morning curled up on the couch with a cup of Hot Chocolate and watched the snowflakes fall down to the ground. Obviously with the snow falling I felt a little festive and indulged in listening to a little Christmas music and I may have watched my first Christmas movie of the season. Unfortunately ( or fortunately, depending on how you view winter ) it stopped snowing by mid morning and there is no trace of any snow on the ground today. Although it may seem early to some, snow falling in the first week of November, it is actually quite late by Alberta standards and I must admit I was rather excited watching the fluffy snow flakes cascade down to earth as I was able to enjoy some Christmas festivities, which has only made me even more excited and impatient about the upcoming season.