Rum­sey & Dis­trict Reg­is­ter

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Patty Steen 403-368-3820

Well, since I com­plained about the ex­tremely cold weather in last weeks’ col­umn, it is only fair that I cel­e­brate the won­der­fully warm weather that we have been hav­ing in this weeks’ col­umn. What a nice break for man and beast, kind of tough for the sled­ders though. Hope­fully there will be some snow in the fore­cast to give us a clean look to the hori­zon.

The Men’s Bon­spiel will be un­der­way by the time you read this col­umn so don’t for­get about Oys­ter Night on Thursday evening. It is al­ways en­joyed by many peo­ple. I heard a ru­mor that the best cooks are on duty at the men’s! There is also the ban­quet on Satur­day that isn’t just re­served for the curlers, any­one is wel­come to come in to get a re­ally good meal for a great price. The Women’s Bon­spiel will be run­ning dur­ing the week of Fe­bru­ary 8 to 11 so if you have a team to en­ter give Jackie and Brooks Watts a call at 403-368-2357.

The Mor­rin Fig­ure Skat­ing Club is get­ting ex­cited about their fundraiser com­ing up soon. They will be host­ing a dance in Rum­sey at the Hall fea­tur­ing the “Five of Di­a­monds” on Fe­bru­ary 4. You can get tickets from plenty of our lo­cal skaters; Amanda Holowath, Tay­lor Mac­Far­lane, Eddy Mac­Far­lane, Alissa Wilkins, Madi Jensen, Tara Rich­mond’s girls and Melanie Gri­d­ley’s girls.

On Jan­uary 16, Jean Rich­mond hosted Birth­day Club at St. Mary’s Lodge with mu­sic and cake for ev­ery­one. In the Lodge, Frank Smith cel­e­brated his birth­day and in Ex­tended Care, Da- vid Grier cel­e­brated his be­lated birth­day since it had hap­pened in De­cem­ber and we missed men­tion­ing it. Sorry about that. Next month, Judy Stone­man will be the host­ess and the date is set for Fe­bru­ary 20. I know that Linda Helmer would be happy to hear from any­one who would like to take part in this vol­un­teer ac­tiv­ity so give her a call if you are in­ter­ested.

For those of you who pre­fer the warm sum­mer days to the cold, dark days of win­ter, here are a few ideas from the Glam­orous House­wife (taste of the ‘50’s) to get you through the last of this foggy, grey win­ter:

1. Try grow­ing a flow­er­ing plant on a south fac­ing win­dow sill then just trans­fer it out to a big­ger pot or flower bed in the spring.

2. Sur­round your­self with bright col­ors, like a bright nail pol­ish or bright cloth­ing, change up some­thing in the house to brighten the decor.

3. Freshen the house with scented can­dles or plug-ins to take away that stuffy smell of a closed up house.

4. Grunge out a room or closet, take time to ex­er­cise. Both of th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties will get your heart rate up and warm up those cold mus­cles.

5. Win­ter is the per­fect time to try a new craft, skill or bring out that hobby you have wanted to get work­ing on again. Maybe, take pic­tures of the frost – can’t do that in the sum­mer.

6. Of course, you can al­ways read a good book. (both ideas 4 and 5 are avail­able at your lo­cal li­brary!)

7. Last but not least, try to get in­volved with some­thing that will get you out of the house and with some good com­pany, noth­ing makes the win­ter go faster than hav­ing events on the cal­en­dar to look for­ward to.

Hope th­ese ideas help, have a great week.

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