November 21, 2011 In life

the home stretch

today is the coldest day in quebec yet. thankfully, it is my very last. i woke up & my weather app declared it was -8*C but it felt like -15*C. yeah, well, newsflash at that temperature you can’t feel anything — so who decides these things? after scraping ice off my windshield and yanking on my frozen door until it opened, i was ready to start the drive to montreal from quebec city.

those two hundred and thirty kilometres on the road seemed like twenty. i had all the necessary ingredients for a beautiful drive: i had the sun shining. i had 85% dark chocolate in the glovebox. i had an apple in my purse. i had great music on my iphone. most importantly, i had some really impressive dance moves when israel houghton was singing. it can be fun to be alone.

when i arrived in montreal late this morning, i had to try just one more cafe recommended by a friend. that’s where i am writing this now: empty coffee cup beside me [that formerly held a long pour espresso] and a half-full glass of water. bon iver playing over the speaker system. i checked in online for my morning flight & answered some emails. now, i’m off to enjoy one last afternoon and evening here before home. oh, beautiful home.

[embarrassing fact: i have never liked the song “home” by michael buble. earlier on the drive i was listening to his album and found myself singing along and loving it. turns out i like that song after three weeks away. when i’m home i think it’s sappy & dumb. wow, i am learning so much about myself here, hey?! hahah.]

this is the only photo i have of myself from all three weeks here. kandise emailed it to me. ;)

  • Hahaha, it’s a good thing you’re leaving before it really gets cold here! ;) Glad you had a great trip, glad I got to meet you. PS, you’re cute.

  • Sounds lovely. :D But sorry about the cold. :(

  • Love that photo of you. One of these days that one lone photo might be one of your most cherished when you reflect on this trip :)

  • ditto! GORGEOUS photo, jamie!! :D

  • Whoa Jamie, that’s chilly! I’d probably be shivering uncontrollably or something if it was that cold right now over here. Don’t freeze! You always look like you’re very happy (mainly because of your big, friendly smile) in your pictures – keep it up. :)

  • you’re so adorable! & your enthusiasm about life is contageous. stay warm today!:)

  • I feel like I comment on your blog all the time, but I love reading your posts. You are so full of life, and so directed towards Christ. Thank you for being so encouraging, such an inspiration. Even when you don’t write directly about Him you still reflect Him. And have an awesome day(: !

  • Mom

    Home … Is where you belong! Glad you had a great trip but it’s time to come back. Things are just too quiet! And yes – that is a cute pic.