The weather can't decide what to do. This week we've had rain, snow, wind, cold, and a bit of sunshine. Last Sunday afternoon Tim and I headed to Witty's Lagoon for a little walk. Although the sun peeked out occasionally, its warmth was stolen away by the wind.
Mugs of steaming tea, drunk while seated on a driftwood log, warmed our insides most satisfactorily. In the distance we watched some Canadian Navy vessels doing an exercise in the Strait - ships and helicopters went to and fro.
Last Friday I received a call from one of our pastors - "There's been a cancellation on the Mexico trip, would you like to go?" It came out of the blue and I had to decide quickly. And so, on Saturday morning Tim will drive me to the ferry where the team (43 of us) will be sailing, then busing to Seattle, flying to San Diego and driving in vans to a town in Baja California. Some of the team will be constructing a house, some will be working on a church, and I will be using my rusty Spanish to communicate.
I'll be gone for 9 days so if you don't hear from me, you'll know why. But I've pre-posted a series with simple spring photos accompanied with quotations from L. M. Montgomery that you might enjoy. Montgomery's characters, which include Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, and Valancy (The Blue Castle) are spunky and likable. I've read them all over and over, not for the quality of writing but for her superb characterization. Many of her characters' expressions are ones that I can identify with, such as
"I do know my own mind...The trouble is, my mind changes and then I have to get acquainted with it all over again."
L. M. Montgomery - Anne of the Island