A number of my favourite bloggers have checked in to see where I’ve been and I’ve realized that a year has passed without a post. There is that phenomenon of time passing faster as you age but this is ridiculous! I’ve been pondering what happened after my last post that brought me to a screeching halt…
…speaking of screeching halts my beloved did drive off the road shortly after that post and totalled my car…but all turned out for the best in the end with no one hurt and an undiagnosed ailment diagnosed and under the fabulous Canadian public health care system – treated… and of course car insurance!
Along with my trail mate extraordinaire Cheryl, we commenced the final year of our 900 kms long Bruce Trail hike – the toughest part of the trail so far and we don’t think it’s because we’re 4 years older than when we started our trek.
Then my boy Romy had a terrible accident and the vet wasn’t sure he’d ever be sound again – heartbreaking to be sure.
But a move to a professional stable and icing and bandaging his leg three times a day, for three months seems to have done the trick.
I should be able to ride him again by May 2018. Much joy all around! If you should ever need horse bandaging lessons please give me a call – seems a shame to waste my new found talent.
Come the summer my granddaughters and I had our third annual vacation together – this time to New York City. A blast was had by all and these two are truly world class travellers – a blogworthy trip so why didn’t I…hmm, pondering continues.
Then there was my grandson who commenced on his future soccer career and my youngest granddaughter who has turned into an adventurer par excellence – wonderful blogging material I’ll admit!By the Fall Cheryl and I were chugging champagne at the end of the Bruce Trail, getting ready for our celebratory party. You should have been there!
My mother turned 85 although you’ll see by the photo she’s still going strong! It’s not like I haven’t had anything to post about this year.
I’ve given up trying to figure out why I didn’t blog – ‘no accidents in Vienna’ as my beloved says. Looking back over the year, I’d have liked to have recorded some of these events, I’ve enjoyed being back at the keyboard again and we’ll see what next year brings. Ivy doesn’t really care what I’m pondering anyway – she’s just pondering why the heck she has to wear this silly coat!