In Like a Lion, Out Like A Lamb

I started writing this post on Friday night, but finally gave up, due to my headache and runny nose and general lack of concentration and wittiness. So I am finishing it up now, on Monday. I don’t know what’s up with me and writing half a blog post and then stopping. Maybe someday I will be able to sit down and write a full post in one sitting again.  

Well, I was going to go to church tonight (Friday night). But there has been a change of plans, and now I am at home doing a blog post instead. Never fear, though! I am going to church tomorrow night instead!

As for tonight… tonight, I shall write all about the month of March and then I will go to sleep, because guess what? When you are asleep, you don’t have to blow your nose. And I am sick of blowing my nose and constantly feeling like I’m going to sneeze.

I took a picture for you all:

The great thing about waking up at four and going to work when you have a cold is that you have even more opportunities to blow your nose than you would if you were still in your bed sleeping.
This was when I got home from work on Thursday. This is my sick face. I make it when I feel sick. The great thing about waking up at four and going to work when you have a cold is that you have even more opportunities to blow your nose than you would if you were still in your bed sleeping. Florence called me Rudolph. Not just once. Not just twice. Repeatedly. 

I’m sorry that that was the very first picture! I thought we should get it out of the way first, and then move on to happier things.

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the time that Trisha and I went for a Sunday afternoon drive!

This is us driving. We highly recommend Sunday afternoon drives! See how happy we are? You too could be that happy! If only you went for a Sunday afternoon drive. And if you had a friend like Trish. ;)
This is us driving. We highly recommend Sunday afternoon drives! See how happy we are? You too could be that happy! If only you went for a Sunday afternoon drive. And if you had a friend like Trish. 😉

And the time that Meg and I went out for Valentine’s Day (about a month late):

There actually was no alcohol. Not even in the green bottle. It was just water. Very, very carbonated water. As it turns out, neither of us is a huge fan of carbonated water. We do, however, love Lindor chocolates. I had previously bought a bag of Reese cups for Meg as a Valentine's Day gift, but our Valentine's date just took too long to get here, and I may have eaten them.
There actually was no alcohol. Not even in the green bottle. It was just water. Very, very carbonated water. As it turns out, neither of us is a huge fan of carbonated water. We do, however, love Lindor chocolates. I had previously bought a bag of Reese cups for Meg as a Valentine’s Day gift, but our Valentine’s date just took too long to get here, and I may have… eaten them. Why I don’t buy gifts too far in advance, folks.

This March, for the very first time in my life, I went to a Target that is in Canada. In Guelph. I was quite disappointed, actually. But I think that they might have still been in the process of stocking the store. Unless the shelves were supposed to be so empty…. But despite my disappointment, I did manage to find one thing that I liked.

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It’s a notebook. Surprise!

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252 pages. To be filled with sermon notes. Me and this notebook… we could be together for some time.
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This is not a picture that I took. I just stumbled across it somewhere on the internet. But it’s pretty awesome, right? Right?
This is how Renee looks if you are laying on the floor in the hallway and laughing and humming and feeling happy and she comes and looks down at you.
This is how Renee looks if you are laying on the floor in the hallway and laughing and humming and feeling happy (I don’t do drugs. Really.) and she comes and looks down at you.
I cut my finger at work. I hate having to wear a band-aid on my finger. I do. But every time I tried to go without it, I would just rip the cut open again, and it would bleed more and hurt more and so I finally just wore the band-aid and now it is pretty much all better. Yeah... Not a whole lot happened in March. That's why I'm telling you about the time that I cut my finger.
I cut my finger at work. I hate having to wear a band-aid on my finger. I do. But every time I tried to go without it, I would just rip the cut open again, and it would bleed more and hurt more and so I finally just wore the band-aid and now it is pretty much all better. Yeah… Not a whole lot happened in March. That’s why I’m telling you about the time that I cut my finger.
Wise words that made me stop and think when I read them on Annie Downs blog.
Wise words that made me stop and think when I read them on Annie Downs blog.
Wendy and Owen! The sad thing about this picture is that Owen is not wearing his cool plaid vest. Owen has a cool plaid vest. Owen is funny.
Wendy and Owen! The sad thing about this picture is that Owen is not wearing his cool plaid vest. Owen has a cool plaid vest. Owen is funny.
I bought a camera. I named it Flipper. Because when the sales guy showed me how the screen on the back can flip out, I thought "I shall call you Flipper, and you shall be mine, and you shall be my Flipper." Much like Dory and Squishy, from Nemo.
I bought a camera. I named it Flipper. Because when the sales guy showed me how the screen on the back can flip out, I thought “I shall call you Flipper, and you shall be mine, and you shall be my Flipper.” Much like Dory and Squishy, from Nemo. Also, although I did name my camera, I do not actually think of it as “Flipper”. It’s just my camera. Because I do that… name things just for the pure enjoyment of coming up with a name for them, but then don’t actually call them by their name.
Me and Wenda. Because she has cool sunglasses.
Me and Wenda. Because she has cool sunglasses.
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Sledding!
Sledding is so much fun!
And walking up the hill is so hard!
These two sledding pictures are Curtis’s pictures. Thank you for letting me use them, Curt! Without you… there would be no pictures of sledding here.
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There was that great moment where Joy and I watched our brothers sledding down the hill and across the pond. And that great moment where Kenton’s foot went through the ice.

And some quotes from around here:

Me (driving home after eating supper): I think that was a dead raccoon on the road. Kenton: I think it was a cat. Me: No, pretty sure it was a raccoon. Kenton: I don’t know… Me: Curt, what do you think it was? Curt: A big mouse.

And there was the time before I had my interview at school, and I just didn’t know what to wear, so I asked Mom what I should wear. She gave me some very helpful advice. She said, “Wear something nice, dear! With a sweater!” Thanks, Mom. =)

Then there was the day that I was grumpy, and Kenton said, “Wow. Someone put on her grumpy dress this morning.” That almost made me feel not quite so grumpy anymore, because it was funny, and I wanted to laugh.

Mom: “I did try to buy the hockey bunny! It was just the wrong hockey bunny!” There is just too much background there to even explain! But it made me laugh.

I learned some things in March. Mainly from Jason. Hopping is a national sport in Nicaragua. In fact, hopping was invented in Nicaragua. Did you know? Betcha didn’t. Everyone there hops. They don’t even have a word for walking. Tigger was actually Nicaraguan. I learn so much from Jason!

And while I was chatting with Jason, a message from Renee popped up. She didn’t say much. She just said, “We are never ever ever getting back together.” Thanks, Renee. It’s crazy how just reading one line from a song like that can get the song stuck in your head for the next few hours.

What else happened in March?

Well, I decided to become a teacher!

And there was Easter weekend. Good Friday was lovely! Church in a beautiful sanctuary (with good acoustics! ;)), lunch with friends, and then a beautiful walk with Trish. My favourite part was when we sat on a bench in the warm sunshine and talked for a long time. I said wise things like, “This has to be taken completely out of context.” Also, we have Christmas and Easter plans together for the rest of our lives. It’s gonna be awesome. 😉

And you all know about my Saturday. It was great.

And then there was Sunday. Sunday was so nice. There was Easter caroling, and breakfast, and church, and lunch, and pictures.

Me and Wenda on the way home from church.
Me and Wenda on the way home from church.
Kenton put the whipped cream on top of my dessert, and look at how awesome it was! It was a tidal wave. He said that he even put a tiny surfer on there, but I guess I didn't look close enough to see it.
Kenton put the whipped cream on top of my dessert, and look at how awesome it was! It was a tidal wave. He said that he even put a tiny surfer on there, but I guess I didn’t look close enough to see it.
Honestly, the only explanation for this is too much sugar.
Honestly, the only explanation for this is too much sugar.
Me and Kenton. We're both wearing stripey things. Isn't that awesome? And isn't it great how the camera focused on the stereo in the background, and we are all blurry?
Me and Kenton. We’re both wearing stripey things. Isn’t that awesome? And isn’t it great how the camera focused on the stereo in the background, and we are all blurry?

As well as chocolate bunnies, and Northanger Abbey, and a nap, and then church (such good church!), and then talking to friends (can I get a Ben Ch Ee, anyone? Meg, Jamie? :)) and math jokes and people asking eachother if they buy their groceries in town.

And then I went to Meg’s house for the night. It was quite a wonderful way to end March. There was various kinds of Easter candy there, and an aca-awesome movie, and lots and lots of talking. Oh! And I had a dream about me and Meg that involved bacon and scalloped potatoes and salad and a Steaming Nostril bike race. And then there was more talking. And then I left. And then I went back, because I had forgotten something. When I got home, my chocolate bunny and I had a very happy reunion.

So that was March. A month of very big things and very small things.

I’m looking forward to finding out what April will be like.

At this point I have approximately no open weekends anymore, and lots of stuff happening in between the weekends. So hopefully I will make it through.

My brother is going to go away for a WHOLE WEEK sometime this month.

I don’t think I’m ready for this.

One thought on “In Like a Lion, Out Like A Lamb

  1. i personally think we should go visit that bench soon again cause i have very splendid memories of that bench and i think we could make some more! 😀 march was good..april will be even better! i can feel it!

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