A new season has finally begun here in Terrace. Over the past couple weeks the sun has been out, which is already better than what our summer consisted of last year. Snowboarding has been amazing this season, with record snowfall on the hill, and a snowpack of over 5 metres at the top of Shames Mountain. But as it has stopped snowing, and Shames Mountain had it’s last day of operations for this season, we look to the sun for our entertainment, and joy.
I am the first person to admit that I don’t exercise enough, but as it is getting nicer out, I have noticed me spending more of my free time outside and enjoying this bright light that magically shines down from the heavens. It was just last week that a bunch of us from our youth group played baseball, and it was beautiful as the sun was setting. Being still early in spring, however, as soon as the sun went down, it started getting colder. After playing for a bit, and running around the bases, I realized that snowboarding doesn’t make me nearly as tired as some other sports. I also realized that me eating McDonald’s on a regular basis makes me feel like vomiting when I play sports such as baseball. Because of this revelation, I have sworn off McDonald’s for the summer (at least), and have stuck to it for the last week. Yes, I still eat fast-food, but I am trying to stay away from the things that make me feel horrible when I eat them and then try to participate in sports.
With snowboarding season at Shames now closed, I find myself still wanting to do things outside, which is good. With summer rapidly approaching, I am finding myself stoked for what is to come, such as camping, a couple planned trips, fishing, maybe hunting, and just relaxing in the sun. This summer is sure to filled with a lot of fun, and random adventure. One random activity my roommate came up with was setting up our trampoline the other day. Yes, it is an exciting venture to have a trampoline to jump on, however, as he (my roommate) doesn’t have a ton of plans for the summer, his plan is to make our trampoline level with our backyard. That is right! He/We are going to try and dig a hole big enough to place our trampoline in, and have the bouncing surface level with our backyard. This will be a fun venture, and a lot of work, and I’m sure some injury of some kind will result, but it’s all in the name of fun.
Summer is also starting to bear its head with projects being completed, and new projects appearing on the horizon. We have recently installed a new telephone system across the school district, and after two weeks of fixing bugs, people are finally starting to get used to it. I find it interesting sometimes how hard it can be to be forced to try something new. And as summer approaches, projects and plans start, as well as the dreading of setting up new computers, and cleaning well over 300 notebooks.
So as winter ends, and spring/summer begins, I am really excited to see what the sum will bring. It should be a good time with lots of things to do, and lots of good stories. Hopefully I’ll have time to tell one or two of them to you.