Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lent 2014

Lent 2014 has not had a very good start, I think.  Although we did get to Ash Wednesday service at the cathedral--very grand this year--big congregations, and the Dean and Archdeacon were the presiders.  But I've decided not to give anything up this year, but to take something on, instead.  Last year I went vegetarian for the 40 days, and got bored silly with the Jenny Craig selections that had no meat.  Pasta & cheese dishes ad nauseum.  So, this year, I want to work on that psalm project I've started but have been avoiding for the past couple of years.  Wouldn't it be nice to complete that?  Not much done so far.  I might do better with it if I went back to the blogsite I started some time ago, and used that rather than fill all the various notebooks I've started.  So why do I say Lent has not had a good start?  Because I have done precious little about the psalms.

Missed February! Already we're in the second week of March!

Oh dear!  Where does the time go?  February is already a blur.  The weather has been most unVancouver-like.  Snow!  Repeated snow days.  Snow lasting for days on end.  At last the rain has returned, and the temperature is almost spring-like.  Almost.  Not yet. 

So what have I done with my month-and-a-half of nonBlogging?

 Monday mornings are filled with  sandwich-making followed by noontime Mass at the cathedral.  Then in the evenings, it's Welsh class.  I've started a Welsh study group. Initially it was to be once a month, but then it was confusing as to which Monday night it would be.  So, I've increased it to "the Monday after Welsh class"--but February Mondays were filled with other events at the Welsh Hall, so we haven't had a study group since the first one.  Best laid plans....  So, next Monday evening should be our second study session.

Tuesday & Thursday mornings are spent volunteering at the elementary school and afternoons at UBC studying creative writing.  An hour and a half at school, an hour and a half on the bus, an hour and a half in the university classroom.  I get home about 3:30 or so, and am exhausted.

Wednesdays and Fridays are more or less free, as is Saturday most of the time.  (Friday evenings it's
back to the Welsh Hall for choir practice.)

March is shaping up to be much the same so far.  See next entry, I guess.