Mar 15 2010

An Epic Battle

It seems to me that there is a battle going on in the weather system.  Perhaps this happens every year–in fact, I’m sure it does.  Every year, Winter wants desperately to hold on to territory that just doesn’t belong to it.  But this year Spring had a plan–and that was to attack early.  I really think it caught Winter off guard.  Everything is in bloom, and the “first day of spring” hasn’t even come yet.  This is most exciting, as Winter really did a poor job of ruling.  Popular opinions of The Winter Season were quite low, at a mere 18% approval rate.  This coming weekend Spring officially has the right to take over the Season.  I’m hoping that Winter doesn’t try to make a comeback.

This weekend Dave & I decided to check out the new art gallery/museum in downtown Abbotsford called “The Reach”.  After being in museum after museum in Europe, I was skeptical to what might be in my little town of Abbotsford.  But I was pleasantly surprised.  Despite being small, there were high quality displays in a building that feels like, well, a real art gallery.
Afterwards I took a plethora of photographs of the AMAZING cherry blossom trees that are in full bloom outside of the art gallery, and then we walked across the park to the Library to get books to satisfy our geeky needs.  (Dave took out a book called “The Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency” a book about farming your own food, ect.  I got a book about Celtic Myths, and another about Europe in the dark ages after the fall of the Roman Empire from 400-1000AD)
Even with the time change this weekend, much fun was had by all.

I am desperately awaiting Spring’s official arrival.  All this teasing is too much.  We must have nice weather.  Must.


Feb 16 2008

Finding warmth on a cold day….

I realize that with the exception of the last post I did a couple days ago, that I haven’t done this for quite a while. An overview of the last few months would include: moving, directing a kids Christmas play (what?!) in-laws wedding, and currently, packing up to move again. Whoopee! So since I just remembered that I have this blog, I thought I’d write down a few things.

Winter months have begun to feel incredibly dreary. As I sit here with my latte and my feet strategically placed in a sun spot on the floor, I can’t help but be exceedingly eager for spring. Don’t get me wrong–I love winter…ok, actually I only love winter from November to December. After Christmas, I pretty much think winter is bunk. But I’m ready for spring. I’m tired of winter jackets, and boots, cold rain and dead trees. My second favorite time of year is when all the cherry blossoms come out. (My favorite is when all the trees turn red, orange and yellow–I’m such a sucker for fall) I also love when all the daffodils start blooming everywhere….lawns, the median on the highway, the side of the road. Relentless, those things are.

Well…I have a lot to do today. Laundry, pack books, figure out how to feed myself for lunch (Dave’s gone, and apparently drinking just lattes all day is not a nutritionally balanced diet)

And speaking of lattes, mine is cold now. Crap.