We have locally be enjoying some wonderful sunshine. The snow is almost all gone & left behind is the March shade of dull. Spring arrives here at 12:15pm on Tuesday & while that day has a forecast of sunshine & above zero temperatures, the end of the week moves back to snow. That's not unusual for this area - winter & spring seem to fight for space for weeks on end.
|The March Dulls|
This past week has seen me creating a few scrapbook pages along with some cards. I think my preferred creative card making style is to use punches, die cuts, paper & embellishments. I haven't given up on stamping & heat embossing, it just isn't my favourite (yet). Who knows maybe with more practice I'll get there. A few weeks ago I made with punches & paper a St Patrick's Day card for someone in Ireland, to send to them as happy mail. I realize that probably the way North America celebrates the day is quite different to the way it is celebrated in Ireland.
Speaking of celebrating St Patrick's Day; locally the universities tend to go completely insane & with wild out of control parties. Last year's parties at the close to us universities of Guelph, Waterloo, Kitchener were front page news from the property damage, so much drunkenness. This year about 2 weeks prior to March 17th the mayors, the police & the university authorities started making regular on radio & tv & in the papers, announcements that this year the behaviour would NOT be tolerated at any level. It seemed to work at the University of Guelph because there were no arrests, 300 cars were stopped in the R.I.D.E. program (reduce impaired driving everywhere) & not one charge was laid. It seems that in Waterloo the students there did not heed the warnings & there was much partying & lots of charges laid.
|Source: The Kitchener Record; Waterloo Univ Students|
Last Sunday I celebrated a one year return to church services. I must admit I am starting to feel quite comfortable in our small church community. I know everyone's name & they know mine. I must admit that feels pretty good. Our current interim minister is quite the preacher. This Sunday he had the whole congregation in laughter as he started his sermon, which I guess is a good way to get everyone's attention to the lesson of the sermon. He has lead a 5 week Lent Chat on Wednesdays of which I have attended. We have a bake-less bake sale fund raiser coming up in April, but thankfully there's no preparation needed, we just make a donation of money rather than actual baking. I like it. We have been
"life is like a mirror, if you smile at it, it will smile back."