Spring breeze

Sounds like a drink that comes with a little umbrella in it, or maybe a perfume? And that’s why I don’t work in advertising…

Barely sunny – bring an umbrella

Anyway, it’s been breezy and rainy, and barely sunny the last few days. The umbrella would have been a proper umbrella, not a decoration, although the “breezes” we experience here mostly turn umbrellas inside out. Best to stick with a hat or a buzz cut.

A great capture of trees swaying in the breeze. Well done, PlaidCamper.

We’re putting the finishing touches to our house move, and that should be happening by the end of this month. Or next month. Or a month. At least we’ll be fully boxed up and packed.

“More packing? Count me out!”

Thankfully, it has been quieter for me on the work front this week, with students on Spring Break, and only a short literacy/numeracy camp last week with a small but enthusiastic group of young learners. I’ve had time to sit and think, and make use of my new outside office.

What rain? Look at that workstation – tidy! Successful planning happens here.

I like to sit and think – work thoughts, of course – and if the spring breeze blows away the paperwork, well, that’s a bonus!

Brief again this week – there are boxes to fill and surely we have some of those little umbrellas somewhere…

Nope, no umbrellas, but a decent IPA

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

16 thoughts on “Spring breeze”

  1. Hope your move is a relatively short one, more akin to a spring breeze than a winter gale, or worse. Anyway, sounds like things are boxed up fine where you are. Keep those little umbrellas handy!


    1. Will be having a celebratory drink of some sort by the end of the coming weekend – every time we move (and we seem to move a lot) we say “never again” and yet here we are again!
      Hope all is well with you! (My copy of Learning the Terrain arrived last week, so there’s that to settle down with in the not too distant future!)


    1. Almost as packed as can be, and saving the heavy stuff for the professionals – my back is saying “stop now” so that’s me done with boxes!
      Hope all is well with you!


  2. Love the new outside office and workstation!! So wonderful to see blue skies again as we have entered a few days of dingy gray. Scout looks very relaxed and hope you guys are taking plenty of breaks between all the hard work. A few years ago I helped my niece move and after carrying everything in we proceeded to get stuck with a very heavy couch on the stairs and had to be rescued by one of her new neighbors. After that experience, I’ve decided no matter how many turkeys move into the yard or the fact that I need an addition for more books, I’m never moving. I’m having a difficult time picturing the beer being replaced with an umbrella drink or much work getting accomplished in the new office. Good luck with the move this week!


    1. Thank you! Sadly, the new workstation has been underused due to uncooperative weather…
      Never again! We say it every time we move, and we mean it. Until we don’t… Your story is exactly why we must break the habit!
      Maybe I’ll find just one umbrella, just to see how it looks in a beer. Probably as daft as any other umbrella drink!

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  3. You had me smiling throughout this lovely essay, pc. I especially liked your new outdoor office and the “bonus” if the paperwork gets blown away. Liked the image of the “breeze” turning the umbrella inside out. Good luck in your move, pc. I am in the middle of a move, too. Sending smiles your way.


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