While I was in France, I got a skype call from one of my little brothers, inviting me on his class Québec trip as a chaperone. I was tickled pink :)
We leave this Friday and I’m so excited. I’ve never been out East to our captial or Québec. I visited Newfoundland a couple summers back but that’s way east. Our itinerary is full of museums and history. I love this stuff. We’re busing around and so we’ll get to see the landscapes as well.
I was checking the weather because I need to start packing and that’s when I realized just what a prairie kid I am - the forcast had daily temperatures and underneath the ‘Feels like’… Except the numbers underneath were higher than the daily highs. This I do not uderstand, I have never experienced.
you on the other side
haven’t you had enough of
haven’t you got enough of
just enough of
fears and troubled souls
you, hey you
leave behind what doesn’t belong here with you
I read once, which I loved so much, that this great physicist who won a Nobel Prize said that every day when he got home, his dad asked him not what he learned in school but his dad said, ‘Did you ask any great questions today?’ And I always thought, what a beautiful way to educate kids that we’re excited by their questions, not by our answers and whether they can repeat our answers.
It’s another one of those nights where I feel like I just can’t fulfill my responsibilities to their full. Tonight it’s mostly that I feel like I’m not succeeding in maintaining or building any of my friendships over the summer - but if I chose to hang out tonight I would feel like a bad student (I need to be studying now so I’m on the ball when my finals hit next week).
I’ve kept in pretty good touch with my family lately though which is a really good priority to have and I’m thankful for the time I’ve had with them this spring.
Although this week has been mostly ‘up’ feeling, I also see that I’m neglecting some soul care and that always catches up to me.
If only I could juggle more efficiently - but I feel like I am always making deposits and withdrawals, taking funds from one account or another to make ends meet somewhere else. There’s never enough to actually cover everything sufficiently.
“No matter what you have been through and what you believe, there is grace enough for you. Maybe you need to hear those words today, or maybe you need to repeat them to someone you love. We are not bound by perfection in this life. You are not defined by your failures or mistakes, but by the beauty of redemption. “
My computer has a multi-lingual keyboard. It does US, Canadian French, and Canadian Multiligual Standard. I generally keep it on US (since generally my life happens in English) but of course I used the French setting significantly in France (mmmm life in French).
Now that I’m home, it keeps flipping to French in the middle of almost anything - psych notes, passwords, tumblr posts…
Today’s Google doodle is composed of interactive petri dishes in celebration of Julius Petri’s 161st birthday!
To me, there’s something really funny about the fact that a guy took a round dish with a lid, literally the most obvious and utilitarian thing you could think of to grow bacteria in, and named it after himself (or we named it after him, perhaps).
Imagine if a cup were called a “Smith vessel” or if a paper bag were called a “Wilson sack”. “Hey! Can I have a Smith vessel of coffee?”
But on the other hand, science is regularly a business of serendipity, scratching away to reveal the layer just beyond the obvious, and being ready in the starting blocks to run when luck drops something in your lap.
Just be sure to name it after yourself when that happens.