Hi, neglected blog.
September hasn’t been messing around. We’ve jumped right back into things without missing a beat since we’ve been back. The girls have started school, Mark drove all over the city yesterday to make 9 deliveries to some of our retailers while we’ve been gone, and I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this busy with work. I do have to admit, I thrive on the challenge of juggling schedules and chaos, but now that I’m back from my short business trip, I’m also looking forward to staying put for awhile. Hello living room couch (my favorite spot in the apartment to work)…I’ve missed you.
It’s amazing how in a span of one week life can be so different. I’ve been looking through our vacation photos and trying to recapture that feeling during some of our travels. This year marked the first time the girls left the country as we headed by ferry up to Canada. It’s been about 12 years since Mark and I have left the country as well. I have never been one of those people attracted to cruises, but Mia has been intrigued by them for a few years now. Not sure where she got the idea of cruises – perhaps her curiosity started when she spotted her first big cruise ship docked at one of the ports here – but she has been fixated on them for awhile. Personally, I can’t think of another way that I’d least like to travel (has anyone been on a cruise and loved it? Curious to know), but there is something very calming about being in the middle of the ocean. You feel very small. The view doesn’t change for a very long time so instead you notice the subtle movements and changes in the water currents and the clouds. Then off in the distance, the first sighting of land is a thrill.
Photos of our days in Victoria soon…