August 10, 2019

I left my mark at a new dinner in Edmonton…

On Friday evening my daughter and I went to a new diner in Edmonton for supper. Delicious comfort food, following which you’re invited to write and sort of message you want on the wall, the table, the bar. It felt somewhat weird to write on the bar, like I was going against things I’ve been taught! A person could spend an entire evening reading the graffiti and not finish!

Today, a leisurely morning, finishing the book I had been reading, and making our way home to prepare for 6 days of leisure at a Jarvis Bay Provincial Campground, at Sylvan Lake. We were hoping for fun in the sun, however what we’re probably going to get is rest in the rain! No worries – we’re bringing books, crosswords, colouring books, games, cards, sweaters and blankets; and me and my spouse, Chick, and both of our kids are going (kids being not quite 30 and almost 32). How did they get to be that age?

The weather may not be great, but the time away, with our little family unit will be lovely.

Now that I’ve mastered inserting a picture, hopefully more will follow this week, that look better than this one! I have memories as a child, camping with my parents and siblings, of seeing the northern lights for the first time from the beach at Sylvan. Maybe, just maybe, the lights will shine for us this week, if the clouds clear enough to let them. And even if the don’t – the annual Perseid Meteor showers will be at their most active this week – so the lights may not dance, but the stars will fly!

Another memory – camping with the kids and lying on the ground watching as the Perseids showers sent stars shooting across the sky, as we counted them. We’re all a little older – so maybe we’ll just lean back in our camp chairs…but it will be just as fun!

Author: Tammy Allan

I am in ministry with the Olds-Sundre Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada. I've served in a rural farm community, in a resource / tourist based community, in an urban city church, and nw back in rural ministry (over 6 years in this community). In August 2019, I began my 2nd sabbatical...the focus of which is to study what helps rural congregations thrive and flourish. That time concluded in December 2019. Today, I resurrect this blog, as we journey through this time of uncertainty as a result of a world affected by COVID 19 or coronavirus. So, journey with me, as we stay connected in this time of "social distance."

One thought on “August 10, 2019”

  1. Hope the sun shines for you, at least for a day or two, and oh those meteor showers, the very best in entertainment, used to love watching them, heavenly! No pun intended?


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