Friday, January 31, 2014

Old is New

Here I sit, at 3:00am, desperately trying to stay awake. Why on earth?? you ask.... Well, I only have a few more hours to go and I'll be finished my second nightshift. That's right - nightshift.  As I've mentioned, I am returning to my operating job very shortly, and this week my fellow Ops were kind enough to call me out for some overtime. You know.... to help "ease me back into it"....  LOL!

My work space for the past three years.

Surprisingly chipper (and alert!) for the middle of the night!

I'm happy to be doing something new.... er, I mean old.... er, I guess just different. It will be a great change, getting back on the tools, and even though I'll miss having my very own office, there is something to be said for showing up for a shift, doing what needs to be done, and going home.... and not taking any of it with you when you leave! The biggest challenge is definitely going to be getting accustomed to nightshifts again. But I'm sure I will manage!



Monday, January 20, 2014

Nothing but blue skies!

**SIGH**  More of the same....  Just hangin' out in the mountains....  Life's rough, hey!!

Haven't seen a cloud in days!

Dog park fun with Neve!

An ice carving, of a snowboarder, carving! Clever.

Two of my very good friends....

..... who are 'in heart' with each other! Woot!!

Blue is becoming my favorite color!

Well, it's back to reality tomorrow. And by reality, I mean work. But it has been a fantastic long weekend - thanks again to Jody, Megan, Caroline and Tim!! It's hard to believe with this fabulous weather that it is January - wow - so get out and enjoy it while you can!!


Saturday, January 18, 2014


It's been a great couple of days, with some incredibly great friends, in a most fantastically great place!

'Nuff said.



Monday, January 13, 2014


This past one was a pretty chill weekend. Didn't do a whole lot, but still got to spend a bit of time in my happy place!

I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again.... I am so lucky that all of this is right in my own back yard. Yeah!!


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy 2014!

What a great holiday season! I worked a bit, and played ALOT, but best of all, I spent time with the most important people in my life!! It's been a fantastic couple of weeks and an especially awesome start to 2014.

Skiing! Chilly but fun!

Winter hiking!

New Year's Eve fireworks in Canmore!

I stayed awake til midnight! LOL!

I got to hang out with my parents, and with many of my close friends, plus I skied, I partied, and in general had a fabulous time on "stay-cation".

And, after demo'ing SEVERAL pairs of skiis, I finally settled on these beauties:
Volkl Auras - 163cm

Yup, I bit the bullet, and I bought pretty much a whole new downhill kit, including boots. The gorgeous pink set of sticks saw a few hours underfoot at Kicking Horse last week, however it wasn't a true christening. Needless to say, I am itching to really get out on them!

So. Life is good. Darn good. I hope everyone feels as fortunate as I do, and I wish you all nothing but peace and prosperity in the New Year!

All the best to you in 2014!