Monday, May 21, 2007

Anxiously Awaiting

I am ready for spring. Slowly the grass is turning green. Slowly the sky is becoming bluer. And if I look really closely I can even see a few buds on the trees. Not leaves yet but buds. I want those buds to burst open and make the world a greener place.

I am ready for summer. I don't want to mark, plan lessons or do oodles of paper work. And there will soon be oodles to do. I want to romp around with my nieces and tickle my nephews tiny feet and hang out with friends and families in really hot sun.

I am ready for adventure. I want to fly to Istanbul, go hiking in the Canadian Rockies and see what comes my way.

Six weeks and this will all come to pass. I am anxiously awaiting.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Change in the Weather

I forget how much the seasons affect me until it is spring time. The sun wakes me up at 6:00 in the morning and keeps me up late at night. I am tired and yet I have more energy and hope than ever. I am willing to change my routines and start planning. So last week, as part of my routine change, I didn't clean my house and I didn't update my blog. Instead I crafted and created something with my hands. And this weekend, I actually got out of Trout for an evening. I was dreading a grocery run because it would be to Slave and back without any human interaction since I don't know anyone in Slave at all. And I couldn't handle the lonliness. So a fellow teacher rescued me. She was going home to Peace River so I met up with her and other teachers there. We went out for supper and went to watch Spiderman 3 at the theater. And guffawed when Spidey lept in front of the American flag. That was over the top cheese. I stayed the night at Friesen's house and then this morning we went to church together. It was so nice to be out with people I know and doing something different. A change of routine is good for the soul.

As for planning, I have spent hours looking up flights to Turkey. I sure hope that it works out.