Saturday, August 21, 2010

Unexpected Blessings!

Well August has flown by too! Hard to believe there is only one more week til September begins! The summer students have started to leave work as they either take a few days off before starting classes or take a field course. Harvest is just around the corner, with the days growing colder and getting shorter.

Tonight I was struck by how much of a blessing this work term has been, in more ways than just job experience. I call my oma tonight and was talking to her about how her moving to the seniors' apartments she lives in has been both nice for her because it allows her to visit people during the winter, making it easier for her, but has also been a blessing for others too! My Oma enjoys visiting people on their birthdays and people who are sick - something she would have loved to do more in the past, but as she doesn't drive wasn't able to do very much. Now her move to the apartments has opened up a whole new community she can bless with visits! And instead of having to drive she can just walk down the hall! An unexpected blessing and ministry!

And this made me think of myself, moving out here to Melfort has been great work experience, i've met great people, and I have learned a lot about myself and where I would like to be in the future. It has also given me a lot of time to myself - time which I've been able to spend making cards and calling people to keep in touch. Living in Ottawa I've often allowed myself to get too busy or have always figured that I'll get together with someone eventually -- and then would not see them for weeks. Now thanks to weekend with an unlimited long distance plan, I can spend hours on the phone building my relationship back home - another unexpected blessing!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The last few weeks....

Hi all!

So it's been a bit, but I just thought I would let you guys in on what's happening out here in Sask. First of all, last weekend Henri came to visit on his way home to Ontario. It was really great to catch up and "show off" the city I'm calling home for these 8 months. It was also really great to just discuss some of the challenges of being away from home, and esp since Henri will be headed overseas on assignment in the late fall to just hang out. Spending time with a familiar face was definitely nice!

The last few weeks on the farm have been relatively quiet since our anniversary fields day. There are some notes to do, recording heights and days to maturation, so lots of days outside, which is great. I've still be riding my bike every day -- a good indicator of how nice the weather has been lately!! Finally some mid to high 20 weather. Love it! There is still the odd thunderstorm and downpour, but we are definitely getting more sun then rain which is fabulous!

Other than that... not much to report (that I can think of at the moment) - life is quiet and relaxing now, which is nice. I'm sure once harvest starts the pace will pick up quite a bit so I'm just enjoying my free time right now (something I don't have a ton of usually in Ontario either!)

I'm getting close to the half-way point of my time out here.... which is neither good nor bad. I love my job and the people out here but I also do hate missing out on family and friend events back home.