Monday, May 02, 2011

a roller coaster week (#431-443 of 1000 gifts)

This week has felt like a roller coaster ride. First it was the Canucks losing, and losing, but finally winning in game seven of their series against Chicago. Then there were the polls. Let's just say that unless you're an NDP supporter, the polls predicting the upcoming federal election results have been less than reassuring. But they were followed by the beautiful Royal Wedding. That was followed by more polls. Our trip to Kamloops on the weekend to visit kids and grandkids was another high. We are now facing tonight and the election results. Will that be up or down?

Fortunately despite the ups and downs of sports, politics, and the news, life below the public surface goes on in all its richness Here is this week's collection of gifts

431. A spring trio

432. A Royal Wedding, complete with traditional Christian scriptures and vows on view for the whole world to see.

433. Artisan soaps

434. Walks along the North Thompson.

435. Family

436. My daughter the mom.

437. A surprise horse show on our walk Sunday.

438. Another birthday

439. Little boys wrestling (What is it with little boys and wrestling? When my son was little, he and his best buddy couldn't be together for five minutes before they were wrestling!)

440. Little boys with rocks, water and a water-loving dog.

441. A God who reigns, no matter who wins any old election:

"For God is king of all the earth....
God reigns over the nations (Canada too!)
God sits on His holy throne" - Psalm 47:78

442. Tomorrow's headlines across Canada (for while I've written this, the election results have come in.)

443. A tulip garden.


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Sonia Spooner said...

Looking at these today I was thinking for all my frustrations picking up dog hair, that Rups still really fits well into our family even now 2 kids later. These pics made me stop and notice how much the boys enjoy that dog and just being messy, dirty boys. I'm so glad you guys could come!

violet said...

I love your dog. He's so sweet and good with the kids. I can understand your frustration, but you'd miss him. It was fun watching him play with the kids!

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