Your Monday gift is ready, open the box with joy, laughter, and happiness.
Our church was all a buzz yesterday morning because the Anglican Diocese of Niagara chose a new leader —
the Reverend Canon Susan Bell, who will become the
first woman to serve as a diocesan bishop since its founding in 1875. Later this week one of our political parties, The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, will be electing a new provincial party leader, 3 of the candidates are women. Results are due March 10th. Then we go to the provincial polls on June 7th. Let the games begin & may the odds always be in our favour ... I'll say no more for now.
Spring is trying very hard to install itself in this part of the world. Robins are making appearances on lawns, the skunks are waking up & quite sleepy, which makes them easily startled & spraying all the time. This creature, which is an invader & not native to our region, but has adapted quite quickly, walked out in front of our car Sunday afternoon without a back glance or excuse me. Oppusums or possums - they have been nicked name the Pandas of the North. Not sure why, I think possums are quite ugly.
Also waking up & all about the yard are my little friends, the chipmunks; they are very hungry.
Near the river that runs through our little village, the ice is once again breaking up & open water can be seen; the Canada Geese are all staking out the perfect nesting spot, so there's lots of wing flapping & squawking going on.
One of my latest card creations was a congratulations card to one of our students at the clinic - after 4 years of university & 18 months of "trade" schooling, she is done & ready to pay back all her student loans. She has asked to be kept on until at least end of April. I am only too happy to keep her with us, she is such a treasure, a good worker & very reliable.
Last week I had the very pleasant & unexpected surprise to see that the tulips in my planters were sprouting up so I daily leave the garage door open for them to get some much needed sunshine. It is still too cold to leave them out at night plus this week the forecast is for snow ... lots of heavy wet snow. These are some of my Canada 150 tulips from last year's celebrations. Yeah!
We didn't watch the Oscars & we saw only one of the movies nominated. We saw The Darkest Hour.