Rants

Well the first week of online classes is complete. Sort of. Meaning that I did not get more then, some online reading done. I sent frustrating emails about assignment confusion and content not being available. I'm waiting on textbook deliveries, by the pony express (Canada Post). I had to pick a 6th course because one was not being taught this semester. I know they (registrars office) are busy but it helps to get this done earlier then a week before classes start. Yes, I'm a bit pissy but I hate doing things at the last minute. Let's not forget the wonky internet connection, from the storm earlier in the week. One minute pages are opening the next, nothing. Okay that was a great vent.

Even though I couldn't get the start that I wanted to, I've let it go and am using this "free" time to work on building nadiadonella.com and to get in some leisure reading.

On this months (possibly into October) reading list:
Be Careful What You Pray For: A Novel by Kimberla Roby
What the Nanny Saw by Fiona Neill
The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy  by Fiona Neill
Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni
Watcher of the Dark: A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller (The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) by Joseph Nassise

New glasses. I love them! They are light, cute and the world looks sharp again.

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Weekly Bee Count: 13: bumble bees; 2: honey bees; 0: unknown bee species; 3 monarch butterflies

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How was your week?

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Till next time,

Nadia

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I forgot to share our dressed up garbage truck this past Tuesday, Canada Day. I've never seen a flag draped across one before.

Canada Day garbage truck

Kai wants to know, what the heck happened to all of the bees?

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I knew it was bad but now I'm noticing their absence in my own backyard. Literally. By this time of year, I've seen and taken hundreds of photos of bees around the yard and in the parks. (Still trying for the perfect shot.) I've seen 3 bees since April of this year. Only 1 last week. I do not know how people are not freaking out about this. I don't know how the governments around the world are not taking a collective stand against pesticides and whatever else is killing off the bees. And yes it is an issue that is just has important as war, famine, sexual explotation etc. If we don't have bees pollinating our crops, most of our food supply will be gone. Where are my bees? A Facebook page that I follow, concerning bees: Ma's Backyard Beez. A great resource and they link to great articles and other websites.

july 1 2014 rose 3Time for another library run. I renew the books 2-3 times, but I get them read. I finished The Amazing Absorbing Boy, by Rabindranath Maharaj.  An immigrant story about a teenager from Trinidad, who comes to Canada to be reunited with his absentee father and hopefully find better opportunities. It was a great read, until the end. Why? There was no real conclusion! Did the main character stay in Canada or go back to Trinidad? I guess I'm left to fill in the blank.

Till next time,

Nadia