Reading: Finishing book seven of my Harry Potter series annual summer re-read. Still my most favourite book series. Each time I re-read the series, I pick up on something I had not thought about or really paid much attention to.
Sad: It was announced at church this past Sunday that our minister has decided to quit our congregation & return to his home province of BC (British Columbia), where his daughter & grandchildren still live. The search is now on to find a replacement, which I think will be very difficult. Father M. was certainly a very relate-able minister & his sermons were of the quality that allowed no one to nap through!
Thinking: On several jaunts out last week through some very pretty countryside we were over whelmed with all the dead ash trees; trees that were once, 40 foot beautiful examples of a healthy tree, providing shade & a home for native wildlife. The cause is that horrible, nasty destructive Emerald Ash Borer. I wonder is the horde from the east that Nostradamus talked about or is that from the Book of Revelations, is it this destructive insect. One slip up of an import inspector's roster, allowed this insect to invade our trees in North America. They have (apparently) traced the insect's arrival in 2002 to one Asian cargo ship's untreated wooden pallets. The North American Ash Tree will be no more within 15-20 years according to the experts. This is why treating the trees is SO important, it gives the researchers time to find a cure.
|Ash Tree Being Treated For Prevention of Emerald Ash Borer|
|My Sign That I Made|
Worried: about Mr Man's eye. At his last eye check up, it was discovered he has bleeding behind the eye (again). We have a consult with the eye surgeon in Toronto (again). Not looking forward to that drive (again).
Lots of mail last week - birthday cards!
My leaving thought for the week is from Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie; “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”