For the first time in my post-secondary “career” (or so it feels!) I did not work over Christmas—BRILLIANT. Thus, while we were still busy busy busy trying to cram in all the visiting and activity we wanted, there was a whole lot of sleeping in going on—AMAZING! It’s been a long time since we have had the luxury of being so gloriously well rested. When we weren’t busy sleeping in or napping (again, AMAZING!) we managed to catch up with our loved ones, skate, bowl, sled, swim, hike and take many a small town walk. For those of you who haven’t experienced it, there is something so perfect about a cold, clear moonlit walk in a small town (especially when there are Christmas lights and deer involved).
Matt, Tucker and I on top of Observation Mountain on our New Years Day hike
But now we are making the long journey home from the Interior to the Island. Always an adventure in the winter, the trip is being made especially interesting with the animals. Our “darling” kitten, Minka, meowled [meow howled( there really doesn’t seem to be any other way to explain it)] the first three hours of our drive, but seems to have (knock on wood) tired herself out for now.
little Miss Minka in her travel crate
a brief moment of freedom!
grabbing some fresh air on the ferry--windy!
p.s. the figurative knock on wood did not hold up, poor kitty was an unhappy traveler for the rest of the trip.