Sunday, June 19, 2011
...and yet we are the fortunate ones!
I live in south-central Ontario and we've had some WICKED weather. Winds that downed trees by the dozen and power lines still live hit us just about 2 weeks ago. Most of the city was without power for at least 4 hours. The sky was green and there were reports of wind funnels/tornadoes but fortunately they were only high winds. My power was back on in 4 hours but a lot of the city was out of power from 7pm Friday night until late Sunday night. I am thankful to God I had power and didn't lose any food...and that nobody was seriously injured in the storm and that there were no reported deaths.
Aside from that one day, we've had a lot of thunderstorms and if there are storms, my computer is OFF. I don't have the money to replace a computer and I choose to not risk losing all the information I have stored on its 100GB hard-drive.
I myself have been going through some physical storms. I have upset stomach constantly for over a month and have no clue as to what is happening. I see my family doctor on July 5, my nephew's 18th birthday :D and hopefully he will be able to help me figure things out.
While I have missed SparkPeople over the last few weeks, I've had time to adjust to new medications and adjustments in them. It's been far too humid to do anything from the standpoint of humidity and acute bronchial asthma.
I have gotten back to the basics of journalling, crocheting, and other hobbies I enjoy like playing my piano.
So while we have had some wicked weather, I count myself fortunate because in Manitoba there is terrible flooding and on the other side of us, Quebec too has had plenty of flooding. Ontario in the middle has had its storms, but I have yet to hear of farmers fields completely destroyed, houses wasted away by water and the loss of everything a person owns. I am sorry for the people in both of these provinces.
I am also sorry that the riot in Vancouver put us Canadians in such a bad light. Never have I been more ashamed to be a Canadian than watching the useless, violently, outright brutal immoral actions of those who call themselves Canadians!!!!!! To ruin vehicles and damage and loot stores because a hockey team does not win the Stanley Cup is NOT how TRUE CANADIANS RESPOND!!!!!!!!! TRUE CANADIANS ACCEPT THE BAD WITH THE GOOD!!!!!!!
What made up for the riot after Boston won the Cup, was watching other people who live in Vancouver come together to CLEAN UP! THAT is true CANADIAN PATRIOTISM, not the stupid riots!
A lot has happened since my last post, both in Canada and in my life. I am optimistic that I can get caught up by just pacing myself. The team I lead is well looked after by a co-leader and the fact that they are a team and a team should be able to keep together while a leader has an absence for whatever reason.
I pray your weather is fine and you are enjoying the days of summer. Before long it will be back to the old grind and holidays will be over, so slow down now and enjoy each moment of each day, taking the time to be grateful for the people in your life and the little blessings we often take for granted - items people in those floods have lost forever.