Truly since I became a parent things affect me deeper. I feel sadder when I hear terrible stories in the News, but also the height of amazingly positive events have also filled me with a lot of hope.
Last Saturday we went to a Pisces party on Saturday night, It was a costume party, we wore blue and there were costumes of all kinds at this event. It was at warehouse venue called Open studios in East Van. We got that last bus home to New West and got back here about 4:30am.
Sunday wasn't a write off bar far, I went downtown to the VAG for a few hours in the afternoon. I went to renew my membership and just get away for a little bit by myself. There is a new exhibit on now, a private collection and a lot of works by Paul Cezanne. There was also one painting that I got a really good look at.
|The Coach Of Tarascon By Van Gogh|
Later that same day I saw another carriage, this time in the new Disney Cinderella;
this version of the story also had the most beautiful glass slipper
Monday turned out to be a quiet day. Ava had her second to last gym class at Douglas College. This is the second term for this class in the 2014/15 school year. The students at DC are learning to teach the home schooler's and have an hour class every Monday Afternoon.
Tuesday I managed to convince Mark to climb the stairs at the Harbor Centre for Free Beer! They call it the Urban Grind.
Tuesday also happened to be St, Patrick's day (notice the green)
The view from the lookout was worth the climb.
and the free beer, Every Tuesday in March from 4-6:30 pm
I attended a rally for Tom Mulcair, he is the Federal leader of the opposition running against Stephen Harper this fall for Prime Minister. I like Tom and I think I will be on Team Orange this year.
|Me and TM Summer 2014|
Friday was international day of happiness or something like that. I like all these made up holidays and will post and spread these kind of things, but Friday I found out a local BC boy whose story I had been following had lost his battle with cancer. I was and am very sad to read this, He was only a little bit older than my own son, and I honestly was hoping so much for his miraculous recovery.
Within a matter of hours of learning about this sad outcome for Kyle I saw a post on my Facebook feed that a 13 year old boy from Peterborough Ontario had a story about him going viral, He has social problems and had no responses to his birthday party invites. His mother had gone on Facebook and asked some friends to text him a message to say Happy Birthday. Well the internet got a hold of this story and hundreds if not thousands of people sent messages, gifts and attended his party. I heard about it early in the day and by the time I had told Mark about it it was already night time in Ontario and the party was on. I was so happy to know so many people would go out of their way for a stranger to try and make his day a little brighter. I don't know if this story alone restored my faith in humanity or anything like that,but it was a welcome contrast to the sad events I had read about.
It was truly a roller coaster of a week and I am looking forward to what this new season will bring as well!
Happy Spring - May the renewal of the season touch you deeply.
|Burrard Skytrain Station Spring 2015|