Hey y’all, how ya been? I have been sick – but it was only for a couple of days. I came down with something on Wednesday night and spent the entirety of Thursday in bed(or somewhere near the toilet). In a way, it was nice to have a break from any and all responsibilities and do absolutely nothing for a whole day – but I am thankful to be back to full health today.
This morning we went for an early morning walk at Wye Lake Park – the snow is almost all gone and I cannot WAIT to get back on the beautiful trail that circles the lake! Shasta enjoyed running on the boardwalk, throwing sticks for Lucy and stepping on an ice puddle which he proceeded to break and fall into, bum first. Okay, I don’t think he enjoyed that part. But he recovered well.
After our walk we visited with some friends and they had something Shasta REALLY liked:
Here’s a couple from the sick days:
Wednesday: our first BBQ of the season!
And from Tuesday: note the phone in his hand
Something that happened this week that I did not take a picture of was attending a concert of University of Alberta’s Mixed Choir. They were a wonderful group made up of 75 people, and they even had a few handbell pieces. It was a rare treat and I loved it all, particularly a piece called “Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace” arranged by Mary McDonald, based on the poem by St. Francis of Assissi. I can’t find a recording of the UofA choir doing it but this version is lovely:
- Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
- Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
- Where there is injury, pardon;
- Where there is doubt, faith;
- Where there is despair, hope;
- Where there is darkness, light;
- Where there is sadness, joy.
- O Lord, Grant that I may not so much seek
- To be consoled as to console;
- To be understood as to understand; <—– LOVE this part
- To be loved as to love.
- For it is in giving that we receive;
- It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
- And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.