Monday, 4 February 2013

Weekend Re-cap Day 145/146/147

Friday February 1st - Researched the History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is the day that the groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it (it's a sunny day), he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground. Most of us knew that part...

Apparently this stems from Candlemas Day, when candles were blessed and then given to the people. If Candlemas Day was good weather (fair and bright) winter would be longer. If it was cloudy and rainy, winter would end early.

In Canada we also associate Groundhog Day with THE groundhog: Wiarton Willie. I've always thought it strange that they get new groundhogs when necessary and just keep naming them Willie.

Us with the statue of Wiarton Willie in summer 2011.

Saturday February 2nd - Groundhog Day

Yay! Not a LONG winter predicted by Willie!!! Early Spring!!! We'll see if that comes true. Somehow they find albino groundhogs in Wiarton (I like him!):

Willie Feb 2, 2013.

Sunday February 3rd - A Typical Sunday

Andrew and I taught Sunday School, which was a lot of fun! We have a great bunch of Gr 3-5 kids (a small class this week with only 7). We talked about how God loves everyone (the mean ones and the nice ones, people of every shape, colour, size) and how there is nothing you can do to stop him from loving you! An especially feel good topic :)

We also chose ETFs for Andrew's TFSAs. Yep, that's a lot of letters! Basically we did financial planning, which is a lot of work but hopefully worth it in the end :P

Frisbee! This is still happening in the winter (and while pregnant)! We play indoors for 50 minutes where substitute players on-the-fly. So more like hockey. We actually won our first game of the season!

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