Thursday, July 21, 2005

Quiet Town in Canada

As i drove to work in the early morning light I flicked the radio on and heard that there had been another bombing in London and it made the quiet steets of our little Canadian town seem oh so precious.
When I left for lunch, strolling down a tree-lined street that seemed to sway with a dappled light, I thought about the millions of people in this world who live in unsafe places, ugly places, and just plain uncomfortable places, and I said thank You again.
When I went home to my family and sat down to eat a hearty meal, my husband asked me to say the blessing. I choked up a little.
And I wonder, why am I so blessed?

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

ah summertime

I was thankful to be working in the basement lab today. Summer has arrived and I'm sure there were lots of people outside enjoying the heat. I wasn't one of them. In fact I hated to leave the airconditioned building to climb into our old truck and head for home at lunch time. (My husband had to go and visit a woman in the hospital in the city, so he took the airconditioned car). At the end of the day I came home and turned every fan on in the house, made deviled eggs with cold ham and we ate in our downstairs, which isn't airconditioned, but is much cooler than the upstairs with its huge West-facing windows.
I do like summertime. I just don't like the heat.

I also don't like hearing about everyone going on vacation. We won't have one this year - or rather, the "vacation" will be a working one. We'll be finishing off the rental properties that are being built in Red Deer. We have three weeks to do two downstairs areas - that's a total of 6 bedrooms, two living rooms, two bathrooms and two laundry rooms. If I were a betting person, I'd bet against us getting it done on time. But we'll see. We have had some friends say they'll help, but again, we'll see.

Been thinking about the word covetousness lately. :)

It's back to the basement lab tomorrow at 8:00. I'm beginning to feel like I sort of know what I'm doing, but I'm sure Barb and Shirley are getting tired of me asking, "So, where does this go, now?"

At least it's cool down there.