One of my great Friends, Meg, from abbotsford, came to visit me this week! She met Corrina for the first time too! We had a BLAST hanging out. Lots of tea was consumed, we played the simple and fun card game Fecal Cranium (translation: shit head) over and over again, looked around at all the famous Winnipeg sights like the river, the forks, the exchange, assiniboine park and the malls, baked, cooked, and talked the night away!
I cannot believe the amount of fun we had together. She is wild, and brings out a very silly side in me. Corrina liked her too!
I have a little story, about me. We went for a "shopping" walk yesterday morning. We hit some thrift stores, one of winnipeg's greatest music stores in the exchange, and made a little stop at MEC. I had to pee. I found the wash room at MEC, and before whipping down my pants i read a little sign above the toilet "This toilet does not use water or chemicals. All waste it processed and composted underneath the building..." or something to that effect! 'Great!' I thought, and was super excited to leave my piddle and paper waste here, of all places, because i love this spinning earth and the fact that my pee was going to be composted thrilled me through and through. So, i got all settled on the toilet, comfy on the outhouse like seat (minus the smell!) and was ready to do my business. Then.... a breeze hit me you know where. It was cool and i froze up. I couldn't go. I was so disapointed and tried to relax and relax, but the breeze was so distracting and i couldn't even produce a drop. I stood up with hopes of contributing to the composte below and waiting a few seconds thinking that maybe i would try again. I sat back down, and whhooooossssshhh, the breeze was still a blowin'. Darn. I salute MEC for their noble efforts to keep the earth clean and to dispose of waste in a tasteful manner, but maybe their system in flawed because they aren't getting any from me. Or maybe i am just flawed. Has anyone else had this delight or experience, or frusteration on the can at MEC?
August is over in 2 days, from where i sit. That means that colors of marvelous shades will soon be appearing around Canada, my birthday will be celebrated soon, i will get to pull out my sweaters, jackets, scarves and mitts, and wonderful school is starting up for many a person.. but not me.
Pictured here is the very dirty river that we leave a few minutes from. Yuck, but pretty too!
that is that. We have had a summer full of visitors and visiting. Each experience is stored in my mind forever. Looking back i did not know we were to see so many of our beloved family and friends, and i am so pleased and thankful with the way the summer worked out. Praise God!!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
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