Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The other day I was with some friends
who helped me practice my French...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Cleo and I are looking for the door to summer!
Little things have been going on
that have got me feeling a bit bogged down.
Since the Olympics more people have been
smoking various things in my
the stench was coming in my apartment and staying for hours.
I would come home to find Cleo laying on the floor instead of on a chair;
I am sure it was to get away from the smell.
My landlord advised me to cover my vents with Saran Wrap
and wow what a difference!
The smells had been so strong,
it would make me feel sick and dread coming home,
which is not the best way to feel about one's dwelling place!
Now if we can just figure out why my inside wall is vibrating;
tick, tick tick for hours...
I have bought ear plugs meanwhile.
My friends it is Lent!!
And I know these things are such small troubles!
We need God's protection, comfort and help!
Fr. Stephen's post on the slow work of grace
I found to be very comforting.
Monday, February 22, 2010
One difference in schedule (going to church last night)
and suddenly my soup is not made, my dishes unwashed...!
So I have been listening to a French CD
while making lentil soup.
I am realizing how language learning
is a lot like the spiritual life;
or at least for ones like me
who are rank beginners in the spiritual life!
One has to start at the beginning
take small steps in order to start making
slightly bigger steps...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I decided this was the Cleo picture for today! Love the colours
and it makes me laugh; Cleo was not impressed with
all of my picture taking that time around...
I did well on my French Quiz!
But WOW does it seem to not even matter,
as there is so much more to learn!
I need to totally redo my 5oo plus flashcards,
that I am not really using that much
I am enjoying it for the most part...
Though I confess to worries then and again (read every day this week)
about finding a job once I know French.
This lent I am focusing on learning to NOT worry
and obey Christ's command not to worry...
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The birds were back today!
Just two this time...
Cleo turns into this little huntress!
It is so funny and a bit surprising to hear her nearly
growl at the birds!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Learning my numbers in French today!
mille is thousand and has no 's' at the end
million and millard (billion) take an 's' always at the end
cent, which means 100, takes an 's' only when no number
(i.e. 100 not 101) follows it.
I had to deal with the tenant issue again.
THANK GOD for His mercy,
for it appears that all will be well and that all was understood
in my favour.
I was able by God's mercy and help from friends,
to communicate clearly and firmly.
Thank you for your prayers!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Mat. Emily asked about my cake recipe.
Oh you know,
Betty Crocker in a box!
See below, and notice the French on it...
Canadian Cake! (grin).
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Cleo and I enjoyed having our small house blessed.
It was beautiful, life-giving and full of hope.
To have a good church and priest
must be one of life's greatest blessings.
The cake turned out well.
I make my cakes to be very fine and moist,
so that the cake so soft that it falls in a bit
as the picture shows.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Another shot of Cleo.
She looks most sleek and adult in this one;
fascinating to me how she can look so different,
depending on the picture...
We have been blessed with more sun
it was so beautiful this weekend.
Friday, February 05, 2010
My brain is full.
Full, full full!
I realized that I was feeling stressed today,
to say it lightly.
My teacher had a different tune about the potential strike
as if we could be effected,
even though I really don't think we will be,
as part time students.
Still the idea
and the midterm on Monday
stressed me out!
I don't think I posted this exact Cleo picture yet,
was during the Cleo and Bird saga...
for those Cleo fans out there!
She is right behind me as I type,
curled up on one of my two armchairs
un fauteuil (masculine I think?!)...
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Am studying French, really.
Not blogging at all, noooo.
A priest told me once that God will keep giving
me situations that are to teach me something
specific, until I learn that particular lesson.
I am learning more about clear communication,
not worrying about what I cannot control
and living in the present.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Do you see the sunshine?
The pink and white under the plate
is a lovely doily that my Oma made,
part of my photo shoot of Oma-creations.
I got the pillows in Halifax;
just like the picture...