Oh Monday, you & your six sisters are some of the best company I will keep all week.
Meeting this new character over the weekend ... a groundhog. Wikipedia says about groundhogs; they prefer open country & the edges of woodland, & is rarely far from a burrow entrance. This chubby little guy, of a dozen we saw, lives on the grassy knoll (not THE grassy knoll) beside one of the many paved parking lots on campus. Students often feed campus groundhogs their apple cores from lunch. Quite adaptable is the groundhog.
|Ground Hog (George Henry) living near west campus parking lot|
Spring's arrived in this part of the world is quite chilly & wet.
|Tulips in garden beside the patio|
In the mail this week there is evidence that most businesses are ramping up to July 1st, so nearly everything is themed in red & white with the maple leaf . Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it, you all know me to be a very proud Canadian. This week's mail included the Canadian Tire's spring catalogue. Not that anyone other than my fellow Canadians will know their spokes person, Gary; he is the funniest man - they chose well when they hired him. I have never known how to describe a typical Canadian, but Gary I think in a comic way, sums it up. And no we don't all say eh ...
|Canadian Tire spring catalogue|
|Gary - Canadian Tire's spokesperson (source)|
|Tim Horton's special up - Timmies is a national treasure (source)|
Work Memo; my job, has been consuming & eating into a lot of my time again. Unfortunately one of the two persons we hired a month ago was not working out, so we had to let her go. It is such a difficult decision to make regardless of the justification - this is someone's life, someone's paycheque. The new person starts today. The photo below I believe says more than words could describe how it affects me.
Ode to May ... welcome, please be good.