Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Open Windows

You know that saying that goes something like this, "for every door that closes, a window opens"?

Well, this entry isn't about THAT kind of open windows. Nothing so profound.

It's about finally finally finally getting some warm, sunny weather here and wearing short-sleeved shirts and working with windows open. It's delicious!

We Canucks on the west coast usually get incredibly smug around February each year as our weather starts warming up while the weather 'back east' (which technically means anything east of the Rockies but REALLY means Ontario) remains brutally cold and blizzardy. It's the one time of year we can say 'hey, you may have the numbers and power but WE'VE got the beauty with crocuses starting to show themselves and don't you wish you could live here in Lotus Land?' and collectively thumb our hay-fevered noses at the Ontarians. We send pictures via our media too. Ahhhhh. Good times.

Not this year. This year we missed our precious crowing time. It's been colder than usual for longer than usual. Skiiers and snowboarders have been ecstatic. The rest of us have been waiting rather impatiently to soak up some rays. Okay, it's been PRETTY, but not that warm. Until now. We'll be back to rain by the end of the week but it sure has been a nice promise of days to come. (And don't worry, come August, I'm sure I'll be complaining about the heat.)

Otherwise, aside from pain and not sleeping, I've been doing okay. New hair cut and highlights. New glasses/contacs. (I can now see distances AND close up with the progressive lenses. No longer do I have to peer over or under my glasses to read the small print and hear my sons say "MOM! Stop doing that! It makes you look old!" Okay, I have to admit I did that more than needed if they were around just to drive 'em crazy.) Exercise is now up to 12 minutes twice a day so I'm getting there.

Now if I could only find a way to use the sunshine to warm the aching souls of a couple of friends who are struggling right now.

Until next time.....


Blogger Brocklee said...

Hello, this is Namroon/Brocklee from Realm. I am a friend of debbies aka Symphony. Just thought Id tell you I enjoyed reading your posts. I lost my father December 9th and I am dealing with that loss every day. You words of wisdom are appreciated. One thing I know is that those who have touched our lives in some way will never be gone as long as we think of them and remember the impact htey had on those around us. Thanks, Lee

6:56 PM  
Blogger SwampHag said...

Dear Lee,

Thank you for reaching out in kindness and for your own words of wisdom. I am sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you as Father's Day approaches. Be gentle with yourself. *hugz*

(Nice to hear from someone from the Realm and a friend of Debbie's, one of the sweetest people I've ever known. The Realm brings back powerful bittersweet memories for me.)

7:39 PM  
Blogger SwampHag said...

P.S. In fact, 'SwampHag' was created to be my first Realm persona. ;-)

8:32 PM  
Blogger Brocklee said...

oh if you wanna holler at me on email brocklee777@msn.com will reach me :)

p.s. dont holler too loud :P lol

12:53 PM  

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