Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Cleanings (of a sort)

“So much time, and so little to do. No, no—strike that—reverse that.”

Yes, we watched the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory recently.

Reflecting on Mr. Wonka's quote, though, I feel a sort of sad amusement, which I'm sure I share with with about 98% of the global population. It’s funny, but it’s far too accurate to be just funny. With so many other things to keep up on (Night Shot posts, for example), I’ve been feeling some of the pressure from the other things I could be doing—including writing about what I am doing these days.

It’s been a time of change.

This week will mark my last time working with a local homeschool co-op. I started tutoring with this group in January, when their previous tutor had to move half way through the school year. I have talked to a couple people about doing something similar next year, but that decision will require a lot of time and thought yet.

After taking the spring off from Spanish class, due to my tutoring schedule, I will be able to return to it officially for the space of two weeks.

Then, in mid-May, I’m heading back to Alaska, to the lodge I worked at last fall.

This time, I’ll be there for about five months. I don’t know what the weather will be like when I get there, but at least the lake appears to be unfreezing. Just a couple weeks ago, this was solid ice:

(April 8th, from the Tanlian Bible Camp Webcam)

Now there’s at least a crack showing:

(May 1, from the Tanlian Bible Camp Webcam)

So, cabin cleaning, hiking, and bear viewing—here I come!

Let’s just hope I have enough time to get all the other projects that need to be done before I leave…done.


Krista M.V. said...

LOL! I totally love that quote now... :D I was complaining about a week ago about being bored b/c my mom (who usually stays home with us) has been working. The house was SO BORING and i had nothing to do. Now I wish it was back that way... :P I've been soooo busy!!

Awesome! So you really like working there, huh? Those pics are amazing! :D

Audrey said...

Yes, I do like it up there! Last year at the lodge was a lot of hard work, but it was fun to, and it's an amazing location. I'll be sure to post and let you know how the summer goes, with lots more pictures!

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