Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy (belated) Canada Day

I'm a day late, but as yesterday was a holiday I was nowhere near the computer. Instead, I tried my best to get the pictures in the Boy's kitchen to go on the wall in a straight line, we walked down to the Legislature for a fabulous picnic with Kitty and A, stared in shock at how empty my house is getting as I threw some more stuff into boxes, and watched the fireworks from my balcony. Fireworks are one of my very favourite things.

Alas, today's back to work, feeling very much like a Monday rather than a Thursday. On the plus side, the weekend (and tonight's football game) is on the horizon. Oh, and tomorrow my parents fly into town.

Yesterday on our way to see the hoards of people swimming at the Ledge, little kids with burnt faces, and more ice cream trucks/carts then we could count on both hands, Kitty mentioned that Canada Day was just like any other day.

"But aren't you glad to be Canadian?" I gasped.

"Meh," she shrugged.

"Don't you enjoy your civil liberties? Democracy? Health care? The fact that you're a woman and you live here rather than in somewhere like the Middle East? Political stability?"

"I guess," she pondered. "It's just that I haven't had to go through that by living somewhere else."

True enough. We're pretty lucky. I, for one, am pretty proud to be Canadian.


Allie said...

coming from a fellow canadian I have to say the "lets go to the mall" video was probably one of the best thing's I've seen in ages - good choice!

Kyla Roma said...

I'm glad you had a great Canada Day (We missed the fireworks!!! Arg!!) and I'm with you - I'm way too much a student of politics to not revel in Canada Day =)

Sarah said...

Happy belated Canada Day to you too! I'm with you.

I'm so grateful to live here for all the reasons you mentioned.

I also love, love, love that despite all of the amazing technology and discoveries that have been made since the invention of fireworks, people still gather to ooh and aah and cheer them.