Bad blogger, very bad blogger. One should update more than twice a year! Mea culpa and no excuses, so letâ€™s get on with nearly a four months worth of updates. First, I do wonder sometimes if anyone is out there listening, so if you are, please leave a comment, if only to say hi.
Roo has settled in well and is now truly mommyâ€™s dog. He is always happiest when Juliette is around and when she isnâ€™t, he tends to wait where he feels closest to her, usually on her clothes. Daisy is still very much Daddyâ€™s girl though, so we each have our favourite children. I know, we are sad, crazy dog people now, but we are making no apologies.
Juliette headed off to England for her birthday and an early Christmas with her family then returned to Canada to spend Christmas with me and my family. Unfortunately, it was an emotionally hard Christmas. My grandfather was in the hospital for Christmas and passed away a couple of days later. It made it a tough holiday full of mixed and conflicting emotions.
It has been a great year for skiing down at the chalet. We have had one of those perfect snow years with weekends of fresh powder, great skiing and great friends. If only we had a bit more sun! Jen and Franco came down for a weekend of skiing and I have since heard through the grapevine that they wonâ€™t be returning to Blue Mountain any time soon. I hope that means that we will see them more.
Dave and Mari have also tackled skiing. They are fully kitted out and have been out with us a couple of days now. They have taken a few days off and are heading down to the chalet for a week of skiing, hopefully the weather holds.
On the home front, Juliette is still working away at her MBA. She has been officially granted a sabbatical from work for the summer semester which will give her the chance to finish off her courses. It will be a welcome relief to her working full time during the day and doing courses during the night.
In April, we are both looking forward to a ski trip in Sweden with our friends Jen and Rich. We have some amazing backcountry skiing planned, it should be exciting!