Where did Spring break go?

April 2, 2006 at 11:29 pm 10 comments

The temperatures are getting warmer everyday. Most of the snow has slowly melted. The start of Spring is not a pretty sight here in Winnipeg. The grass is soaking wet. There is sand everywhere. It sometimes gives me the creeps to find out what has been buried in the deep snow all winter. I see cigarette butts and pieces of garbage at bus stops. Two bags full of Fall leaves have been unearthed, or should I say, unsnowed in our backyard. Oh, I have heard other things that are worse than that.

I usually catch up on sleep, reading, watching tapes/DVDs during Spring break. But none of these happened. Okay, I did watch King Kong with my family on Saturday night but I was half asleep after the first half. I thought it would only be 90 minutes long. I started to drift away after the first two hours. “What happened?” I asked everybody when I woke up and saw the ending credits on the screen. I have to borrow that DVD again. Or is it worth it?

I can’t remember the last time I sat down to read a book. I started reading The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields a few months ago and it still lies there on my desk, the last chapter waiting to be finished. I have bought two books recently, The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan, which was on sale at Coles for only $6.99 and the paperback copy of The Da Vinci Code, which I found at Staples and cost only $10.99. I can’t wait to read these two, but I got to finish The Stone Diaries first.

It’s been a very hectic week for me. Hectic has been my normal lately. I accompanied Ryan to his volunteer work three times this week, including Saturday. He wasn’t too happy earlier this week when I told him that he had to start his Christian service project while he had no school. And so I was really surprised that I never heard a complaint from him after his first day at the soup kitchen. I think something inside him has been transformed. He had just been studying in his Confirmation book about how the Holy Spirit transforms us through Confirmation. I think he learned a lot during his week at the soup kitchen. I will write about this next time.

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You like him more than me Ryan’s Week at the Soup Kitchen

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. karen  |  April 3, 2006 at 3:23 am

    hi tehre! may pasok na naman sila, no? sabi ng bunso ko kapatid kanina, she needs another week, bitin daw ang spring break nila🙂.
    and yes, finally nagme-melt na ang snow. kanina nililinis ko yung sa side nung lalagyan namin ng garbage sa labas, nakakita ba naman ako ng pinagtalupan ng pakwan inside a superstore bag! nalaglag siguro and then natabunan ng snow.
    sana tuloy tuloy na to, pero you’ll never know. baka mamaya mag-blizzard, this is winterpeg after all.
    *knocks on wood*

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  • 2. Ann  |  April 3, 2006 at 11:36 am

    Hello Nice! It’s raining in our place right now (i can hear thunder too). Yes! it’s raining in KSA but it happens once or sometimes twice in a year. It means change of weather….here comes summer….hay..the very very hot summer in the desert.

    Have a nice day!

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  • 3. BW  |  April 3, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    $10.99 for Da Vinci Code – that’s pretty good price for a great book. This must be the new paperback edition the publishing house was planning to release.

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  • 4. niceheart  |  April 3, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    I hope there won’t be anymore snowfall, Karen.

    Hi Ann. Wow, it rains up to only twice a year there? Desyerto nga pala diyan.

    BW, I was also surprised when I saw that book in paperback. I was eyeing this book last year at Superstore, the one with the illustrations, and it was around $30.00 then. I was patiently waiting for the price to go down. My patience finally paid off.

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  • 5. Sidney  |  April 3, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    I hope you find the time to read those books. The Da Vinci Code is very entertaining. In fact I read it in one day…🙂
    Nice to hear that you can expect some better weather in the coming weeks!

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  • 6. domestic rat  |  April 3, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    Da Vinci Code is an engaging book but maybe a bit disturbing for Christians. Read it with an open mind.

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  • 7. niceheart  |  April 4, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    I don’t have the luxury of reading a book in one sitting. And yes, Sidney. We’re finally getting nice weather over here.

    Don’t worry, DR. I am a very open-minded person.🙂 I’m also looking forward to the movie.

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  • 8. e*ember  |  April 5, 2006 at 11:07 am

    The temperatures are climbing up these two days, and I’m happy. Hope it stays this way. I’m finally able to get out of my shell…🙂

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  • 9. Senor Enrique  |  April 5, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    Oh how I love Spring! It marks the end of the dreary NY winter. Rains usually usher in this change of season but after that, warm weather!!!🙂

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  • 10. niceheart  |  April 5, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    Don’t we all love Spring? But no rains yet. :)–>

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