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It got as high as 15 C last week! (which is 59-ish for you Fahrenheiters). That's more like it! It appears that Spring is getting the message.
Other gifts from the week that was:
368. There's a pink blush on the trees that greet us as we enter our townhouse complex...
Gray has been the colour of March so far. (It is Spring Break, after all. I do recall much rainy weather during Spring Break when my kiddoes were young). Nevertheless, life has many gifts that are offset beautifully against a background of gray.
358. It's tax time and time to shred old records. I love my Aurora paper shredder. What a vicious little machine.
359. Crocuses make an appearance.
For example, sometimes it entices the reader/listener on to the next segment. After Moses gets his assignment at the burning bush we read: “Whenever God asks us to do hard things, He will help us. Let’s see how He helped Moses” - p. 109.
At other times it suggests an application. Below the story of David killing the giant we read: “David was brave and he trusted God. God will help us in scary times if we ask Him” - p. 203.
At still other times it serves to stimulate discussion. Below the story of Jesus’ birth we read: “Why do you think God would want His son to be born where animals were kept?” - p. 301.
The horrific videos and still shots of the Japan earthquake and tsunami aftermath hold special fascination for us on the west coast. We are, after all, very near a similarly converging triplet of continental plates. A Saturday headline noted the unusual number of people buying earthquake kits.
Of course there's no way we can predict if or when we could experience something similar. But today I am thankful for stable ground and ordinary life with a warm dry house, electricity, clean water...
Other gifts I have enjoyed this week:
351. Three years (last Saturday ) with a very special little guy in our lives.
352. A longstanding problem — on the verge of being solved.
353. Exotic critters paying a visit to our creek.
|A pair of Hooded Mergansers, and a Blue Heron|
The past week has flown by with out-of-town company. (What a good excuse to give my office a break!) Our guests were just one of last week's gifts, which also included:
340. A fun birthday celebration (a DQ ice-cream cake doubled the sweetness)!
|My brother with his soon-to-depart grandkids, at the Vancouver International Airport.|
|Last supper with niece, hubby and kids. They have probably arrived home in Uganda by now.|
|Two cuties posing with an R.C.M.P. mascot at the airport|