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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What is three years?

Some species of snails are found to be sleeping in deserts for three years at a time.

In ancient times, it was customary to have lunar calendars, with 12 and/or 13 months every year. To align the calendar with the seasons, the 13th month was inserted as a "leap month" every three years.

Adult giant pandas are generally solitary, but they do communicate periodically through scent marks, calls, and occasional meetings. Offspring can stay with their mothers up to three years.

And three years today we came together how we knew we would from the start.

- Finishing my degree, working at ANC, working at New Hope
- You finishing your work and getting the programs off the ground
- Your TAC grant
- Leaving TO
- World Tour - Denmark, Sweden, a summer in Finland, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, UK, Ghana, Togo, France, Spain! What a trip and what an adventure
- You finishing your novel and the *ahem* stuff coming down the pipe (to be disclosed at a later date)
- Moving to Hfx and starting a new home
- Moon! and Bosh going strong
- Your writing gigs extraordinaire and my work that's been so good
- Reconnecting with immediate and extended family
- New friends and still loving old friends (and their growing families too)
- 6 months preggers at 3 year anniversary

And in all seriousness, even with all of these highlights, best of all has been 1,096 days (2008 was a leap year) of Matka Risto Bopper; every single day a gift, a joy, a delight.

- M


Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on it all.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Finland! I just wanted to say "hi". I'm staying at Maija-Liisa's place for couple of days right now and she showed me your great blog :-) Henna (Mia's second cousin from Lehtimaki / Tampere)

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