Posts Tagged ‘spring’

So today I decided that for every month I’m going to upload a new header in favour of that month.

I know that in the Southern States many people have been getting snow upon snow upon more snow.  Ironically up here in Northern Canada, it’s been in above freezing for the past few weeks and most of the snow has disappeared.  Students are wearing capris and flipflops again as they anticipate the summer temperatures.  Though it’s still wet and there are no leaves or green lawns yet, I chose this photo that I took last spring.  It’s of my cat, Chester (obviously) as he stretches out in the sun and relaxes all the while dirtying himself.  Here’s to wishing for a sunny and warm March!  Welcome Spring.

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Good morning.  Another week, and another month.  I’m glad it’s February.  January seemed to drag and drag and drag.  I’m really hoping that this month is better, that there are more possibilities and so on for Brandon and I.  One thing though about February, is that March is just that much closer, and that spring is only a couple months away.  Oh the excitement and dreams of green grass!

I should really be reading one of my textbooks for the classes I have today.  But I just don’t quite feel like it yet.  It’s drab and boring as it is a 100 level course.  I’ve already learnt pretty much everything in other classes that we cover in this.  However, the paper is only three-four pages.  I don’t know if that will be a blessing or a curse.  I’m used to eight pages, wherein I can properly formulate a real paper with an intro, middle and conclusion.  I just don’t see how possible that is with three pages.  I’ll have to suck it up though.  At least it means less writing.  It’s funny though hearing all the first years complain about the course.  It’s probably the easiest course they’ll have ALL semester long or even during all four of their years of University.  But the little chillins will learn eventually.  All in good time.

Anyway, I need to start my day.  I’ve already had breakfast (toast and a carnation mix drink).  But school calls my name sadly.  My second class is my Anthropology of Egyptian History course for which I love.  So all in all, not a bad day.

Have a great monday 🙂

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Tis rainy and gloomy outside at the moment, with it only being a couple degrees above freezing.  I think our snap of warmth is coming to an end and winter will soon ensnare us.  The streets are ugly again, as if they’re protesting the return of winter.  Mittens and scarves and toques have returned and are here to stay till April.  However, beyond that, there is still some grass showing, even green shoots eagerly looking for sunlight.  Nature is so resilient, it comes back year after year.  After hurricanes, and floods and earthquakes.

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Haiti recently had an earthquake that registered 7.0 on the Richter Scale.  Thousands of people are homeless, injured, and so many who are missing, or presumed to be dead.  It’s hard to imagine a catastrophe of that magnitude.  I find it doubly harder to respond beyond the curiosity of the average Westerner who on average doesn’t experience the hardship of those in third world countries.  This isn’t to say that I have no heart of that I’m callous.  I’ve honestly NEVER felt the hardship of a difficult life.  I was born to a middle class family, grew up in a nice house amongst siblings and loving parents.  I’ve never had to worry where my food would come from the next day, or if I’ll be able to survive.  Those who live in countries such as that as Haiti, are to be commended and respected.  I wish that there was something I could do beyond donating, or praying, or spreading the word about.  I want to be able to go amongst the muck and mire and help them rebuild their houses and homes.  To help them rebuild their lives.

These people are like the grass and the flowers.  Even after the most heartbreaking of catastrophes, they are still able to stand up and go on.  They are able to rebuild their lives.  I know that if something like this were to happen to my town, that many would simply give up.  People here don’t know what it’s like to HAVE to do something like that on a regular basis.  We’re spoiled.  I’m spoiled.

I wish that there was more equality amongst the world financially.  However, within the system we have, that won’t happen.  But at least there are organizations such as World Vision and Operation Christmas Child who work on a daily basis to improve people’s lives.  To improve the world.  And I think we as westerners are called, nay, should be expected to give to these organizations.  I’m not saying that we should impoverish ourselves.  But that if we have the means, to give.  $30 a month isn’t much, but it can immensely improve someone’s life.

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little heads poking out

The snow has been melting over the past couple days.  There’s even been a bit of green grass that’s poked through the ground.  I know that winter will come again, but this has given me hope again for spring.  I’m looking forward to seeing flowers again and leaves on the trees.  I miss taking pictures, and my town just looks so shitty during the winter.  It’s beautiful out where my parents live because there’s a lot less traffic.

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