June 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm #115328Arindown (Gracie)@arindown
Hey, so fun! I live down by Lake Huron, near the boarder to Michigan. You are much more Northern than me.
I love hockey too, and skating, and snow, despite the fact that I get tired of snow about mid-February.😄 I love how we get the four seasons here…especially autumn. Fall is my definition of heavenly.
How’s everything opening where you live? I’m just curious, because we’re a little behind the States. Our church is finally open, with restrictions, but I’m exited.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJune 23, 2020 at 7:58 pm #115333Olivia Catherine@olivia
I’ve been to Michigan Lake a couple times, and it’s a ton of fun! Do you live close enough to swim in it? My favourite part was jumping over the huge waves that would sweep over the shore. 🙂 Fun memories.
Ya, hockey is the best sport ever invented, in my not-so-humble opinion. Lol. 😉 I started skating when I was really little, so you would expect me to be amazing by now, but I’m not. I’ve definitely gotten a lot better over the last two years, though, and I love playing hockey. Often (since we live close to the outdoor hockey rink), we walk over and stay for over two hours, just playing hockey the whole time. The best part is when we get a bunch of our friends to come too, so we practically take over the whole rink.
Ya, our restrictions were FINALLY changed a couple weeks ago. We are allowed to have ten people in a group, (six feet apart of course) and churches are allowed to have 30% capacity of what they can hold in total. Which is great, since our church body is small, so everyone can come. Lol. Partly because it’s summer so people are camping, but anyway. So yes, we are also a Lot behind the States in opening up. But whatever. Can’t do much about it.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR TolkienJune 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm #115359Arindown (Gracie)@arindown
We live just down the street from a lake (literally), but all the good beaches are a couple minutes away. We don’t swim as much as I’d like, there’s a lot of younger kids in my family who don’t know how to swim yet, so we have to watch them.
Hockey is awesome. We mostly play street-hockey in our boots, but we’ve also had home-made rinks a couple years. I’m not very good at skating (when I see kids half my age zipping around as fast as me…backwards😆), maybe decent. We don’t do it as much as I’d like (it’s always a big deal to go places with the whole family).
Funny thing, we thought we were bad at skating, until we were down in Virginia one time, and we went roller-blading with a friend…we were by far the most experienced skaters out there, just breezing past people, and dodging because no-one else could stop.😝 Felt a bit of Canadian pride there.😄
Our church is just about the same. We can fit 70 people at 30% and that’s more than regular. One big thing right now is what to do about singing, because some people say it’s not allowed. Personally I don’t think the government should tell us we can’t sing (that seems a little overboard), but I don’t want to push things too far and get shut down again. Are there restrictions where you live?
How’s your writing coming?
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -NightbirdeJune 24, 2020 at 1:17 pm #115363Olivia Catherine@olivia
That’s awesome that you live so close to the water! We used to have a log house that my dad made right by the water, but then we moved from that town to the one we’re in now. Ya, it can be annoying doing stuff like swimming with younger kids. We fostered for many years, so I’m used to having kids around, (especially toddlers and babies) so I definitely know what it’s like having to watch them. XP
Lol. Ya, I know what that feels like when these tiny little kids go zipping past, trust me! I’m better than I used to be, but I’m still not very good considering my age and when I started. Most of the kids around here (more often the boys than the girls) start skating when they are like three (which isn’t so amazing), but then they get super good because their parents put them on hockey teams when they’re older. So sometimes I wish I’d cared a little more about hockey when I was younger so I would’a put more effort into it, but I don’t mind most of the time. Especially because I’ve improved a lot in the past few years, so I don’t feel so big and clumsy. 😉 How many siblings do you have, and where are you among them? (I’m the youngest of five.)
I know, I love when we go to Ohio for Christmas and go to the indoor rink. 😉 Little bad, I suppose, to feel so much pride at being Canadian, but I love living here! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! (Well, maybe I would for the world, but…) I try not to show off too much when my siblings and I lapp everyone, but I have to admit I sorta enjoy feeling good at skating for once. 😛 Usually I’m one of the worst ones, but in Ohio everyone thinks I’m so good. Lol. We always take our cousins skating with us, and it’s a blast. 🙂 They love it because they never go otherwise, and we love it because we get to skate after like a week of not being able to. And it’s fun hanging out with them too.
Personally, I agree with you about that no-singing thing. I sing all the time, and if we weren’t allowed to sing here, I might as well just skip church! (Not quite, but I do love singing.) Lol. Our restrictions basically consist of no more than ten people, six feet apart, and 30% capacity in church. (Not sure the exact amount our church can hold, but more than usually attend.)
I took a week long break from writing this past week, which, I have to admit, was heavenly. Sometimes I just get sorta tired of rushing to get my writing in everyday. (I try to write 100 words a day, just to make sure I’m actually doing something. I’m not super motivated otherwise.)
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien
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