Cold, dreary, rainy, wet flurries this afternoon. Yeah - that's the weather here today! Good thing we dug those carrots yesterday. So - it's a perfect day for cocooning. We were planning a day of quadding with our friends, Audrey and Aime', but we cancelled that idea. I guess it will have to wait until next summer - maybe we should start earlier but our weekends have been pretty full this year. I went to bed at 9:30 last night - unheard of for me - and since 7:30 this morning, I've dealt with laundry, the dishwasher, set a batch of buns, filed some pictures of Taiwan adventures - man, it feels good to tie up loose ends and bits and pieces.
We had a chance to visit with this man yesterday afternoon and reminisce about our time in Belize during the summer of 2004. Chris Aird is the principal of Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio and a man with so much heart, energy and passion for education in that country. After a hectic week of meetings here, it looks like Rotary International and this district in Alberta (57 clubs, I think) are going to make helping the education system in Belize as one of their major projects. This is a huge step in terms of support, dollars, people and impact - very good news all around!
And one more update - remember about 6 weeks ago I posted an entry congratulating my friends on their long teaching careers? And how I couldn't find a photo of the 3 of us? Well, in my file searching this morning, I found this picture of this layout I created for a circle journal on girlfriends!! This picture was taken at Audrey's wedding in 1997 and the journalling is written as 3 friends, 9 kids, 12 teachers conventions, 7 kids in universities, 1 army tour of Afghanistan, 1 wedding, countless cups of tea with amaretto, amazing friends!
Apparently we are off this afternoon to find an elliptical trainer! Bob has been thinking about getting one for awhile so we researched them online this morning and are hoping to buy one later.