Spring at last. The snow is still deep
around us, but shrinking significantly
every day. And just a one hour drive
south of here, Attila and I saw the
small green shoots of snowdrops thrusting
into the sunshine.
The training course I am taking is a lot of hard work. Reading, studying, writing essays, working on the practical aspects of the coursework.. by the end of the day I am totally exhausted! I am enjoying myself though, and that is worth a lot.
It was cold last night, -15 C, and today we need to burn two fires to warm up the house a little. The sun is shining stronger every day and we are gaining heat through the south facing windows. The weather forecast tells us that warmer weather is on the way.
The little summer job I had last year may be available again this year! I am so pleased, because I did enjoy it. Working at my summer job will give me some breathing space as I make my first foray into the field for which I am training. There isn't much money involved here, but a little is better than none!
It seems that more and more people that we know are facing economic challenges, such as four day work weeks and cuts in their hourly wage. The prices in the grocery store continue to rise as incomes decrease.
I am very keen to have a wee garden this summer. Just some squash and garlic, and maybe some tomatoes in planters on the second story deck.
|RECIPES :: Cast
On The Screen
Can you believe we are watching episodes of Northern Exposure for the second time, and enjoying the program as much this winter as we did last winter!
By The Easy Chair
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
(Annie and Frank sent this book from England as an anniversary gift!)
"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."
(1820 - 1903)
Pressure: 103.3 kPa
Visibility: 15 km
Humidity: 42 %
Wind: WNW 11 km/h
Wind Chill: -5
Page by Page: A Woman's Journal