Well, it's been a long time since I posted an entry, and I had been wondering whether I would wrap this up now my life has settled down to normalcy in a new country. But I think I will continue as I have enjoyed the process, and enjoyed the feedback very much. As spring comes (when spring comes, if spring comes) then I will start riding again and a whole new journey will begin!
It's week we have been ski-ing at Panorama Mountain Resort. A whole bunch of achievements right there:
- I found a Housesitter to look after all my animals. Quite an achievement as this kind of person comes from word of mouth. She is a lovely girl and I very much hope to form a repeat relationship with her
- we are on a family holiday that I am ENJOYING! This is a big achievement as I do not enjoy 'sitting around in the sun' and husband does not enjoy 'organised activities'.
- we are holidaying with friends. Never done this before as husband would have always pushed back on the suggestion but 'new country, new rules' he went with the suggestion and it's worked out really well. As we have separate apartments at the resort we are not in each other's pockets all the time. All three of us have enjoyed their company greatly and husband sees the benefits of son having friends at a resort.
- we can ski!! Couldn't do that this time last year
Tomorrow we will return home to our little piece of snowy heaven just outside of Edmonton. I will resume the daily grind of feeding, packed lunches, school collections, house cleaning, yadda yadda, but all this will be happening in keen anticipation of RIDING SOON!
I have all sorts of thoughts running through my head about plan of action but I think I need to get myself some sort of planner/journal to formulate my plans and make it all happen. I already see that one disadvantage of having my horses at home is there is no-one else there to observe my progress, offer encouragement etc. if I'm going to commit to a plan I must be my own judge
So, to all who read this, a thank you from me for your continued audience participation, and I look forward to my next entry!