What has been happening

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

The school year is winding down and yet I remain envious of my friends in Florida and Arizona as summer has commenced…we still have 23 days left of school.

Parker took a day off today (a rare occasion) and I was able to attend Soren’s field trip to the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. I have no idea how to pronounce this, but if you’re curious, Soren can tell you.

Ready for the day even though it was barely above 50 degrees and raining. I have always admired Soren’s enthusiasm.

Despite the rain and cold, I’m grateful for these moments, especially when I’m in a place where I don’t have many friends or babysitters to lean on.

Soren had hoped to see flamingos and sharks (clearly still operating as a San Diegan), but we saw wonderful wildlife, mostly indigenous to Canada.

According to Soren, wolves like to howl at the full moon. #werewolf

As you might have guessed by Soren’s gloves, we are still waiting on spring. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, but I’m hoping it gets its act together soon.

The fluctuating temperatures have meant planting our garden, but also keeping some plants inside…I’m so confused!?

Until then, the cold weather is good for dog cuddles. Behold! Princess Pacifica Honeycrisp of the Papasan Chair.

Incidentally, our Princess also received her BS in dog training. Congrats to our puppy graduate even though she fell asleep twice during class.

Snoring away…

Accepting her ribbon like the babe she is.

Luckily, colder temps have also been good for playing cards. Recently Soren had asked to learn how to play cribbage. I told him it’s a complicated game. Despite his confidence in math, I told him it wasn’t a game I played until I was at least 12 years old.

Soren’s “what is this 15-2 and a pair is 4” face….too much.

But then we told him he could cut the cards and move the pegs. Nobs?

A double run of 8…clearly.

The weather HAS to improve, our garden HAS to grow and yes, summer will arrive.

Note: this sign was made in February.

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