Monday, January 04, 2010

Monday Morning

Day went great, people are kind and friendly. Lots of meetings and orientations, learned how to make the coffee.

(Our camera is on the fritz! It takes pink/purple photos and adds an interesting streaking feature so they appear to be melting. We've found that if we do a B&W finish they are at least presentable.)

It's early on Monday morning. On Mondays we aren't usually up and ready by 8am, searching for public transit tickets in pockets and baskets. Right now I'm either lazing in bed, or snuggled with Corrina on the couch. But, today, Dave begins his new job at the Canadian Food Grains Bank.

I said I would join him for breakfast and coffee this morning, but I didn't make very good company in the end as I groggily sipped peppermint tea and munch raisin bran. He was chipper and alive, motivated by hope and nervousness. Soon he'll be biting his mitts off to show the transit driver transfers, deposit change.

This marks a large change in our lives as Dave will embark on a new career with some exciting challenges. His new position is the Youth Engagement Coordinator. His purpose will be to expose young people (undefined) to the work of the Food Grains Bank, and create opportunities for people to make changes in their own life and faith in accordance with it's mission: A Christian Response to Global Hunger. His first major project is to join a team of staff and volunteers on an awareness trip to Indian and Bangladesh in 4 weeks! In the future he will be a part of the planning team for annual international awareness tours (similar to a missions trip however the participants are there to learn how the work of the food grains assisted people and communities with sustainable food sources). Dave hopes to gain a better understanding of the day in day out tasks this week as well he is still learning the about the various work the CFGB does in full. I'm sure he will have much more to say about it in 8 hours.

My day: normal. Speech therapy with Corrina, head to the library, fold laundry, play games and toys, head to the gym later. I think our weather is warming up a bit. We had many plans for outdoor excursions this weekend but were stopped head on by severe wind chill warnings. I generally don't take those as a challenge especially when there are children involved! If the balmy -18 with no wind holds we may do the playground today!

Well, here's hoping Dave didn't miss his bus! And a little video to end things off!


Tammy said...

Yay for Dave's first day at a new job. An exciting and scary thing all at the same time. I can't wait to hear about it.

Chris Colvin said...

As Tammy says it's exciting and scary at the same time. Been in that situation too many times and it never gets any easier. But you've got the skills and it will be neat to see how they all come together.

Again like Tammy, can't wait to hear how you got on.

As always praying for you mate.
Love Dad

Sue said...


We will be sitting on the edges of our seats to hear more from your sweet family and all the adventures this year brings you.


Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Pink, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.