You may live in Canada if:
If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time.
If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.
If you measure distance in hour
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’ In the same day and back again.
If you can drive 56 miles/hr. through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.
If you carry jumper cables in your car, and your wife knows how to use them.
If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
If the speed limit on the highway is 50 miles/hr. and you’re going 60 and everybody is passing you.
If you know all 4 seasons:
Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.
If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
If you find -2oF degrees ‘a little chilly’. author unknown
Canadian Happy for Spring
Reflections: Happy Birthday!
Who would have ever believed a California Girl would turn in her flip-flops for a pair of cowboy boots and the lure of the Alberta Prairies? When this California beach bunny met a handsome Canadian Cowboy, it was like “John Wayne meets California Bling Queen” two different worlds collided. I still love my boots, but I haven’t given up the flip-flops either. You might say I’m a little bit country, however there is still a dash of Bling even after all these years.
When I moved to Canada, I found some cultural differences, but the people were friendly and forgiving as I made mistakes. They were always willing to give me advice, help and a warm listening ear. I cherish the friends and family who made my transition in a new country a fun journey.
So “Happy Birthday Canada” today is your day. July 1, 1867, one-hundred and fifty years ago. You became a nation, and what a beautiful, welcoming country you are.
What a joy and a privilege to be blessed with such a magnificent heritage of living and being a part of two countries where freedom is valued.
They say “Freedom is never free,” but there is always a price. I am humbled and honored to thank the brave soldiers who fight for my freedoms. Thank You.©
“It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.” Author unknown
Thank you, dear friends for spending your time with me, Have a wonderful weekend be safe. Hugs to all.
Have you ever visited, or do you live in Canada, What is your favorite place? Let me know I would love to hear.