It’s been a wonderful summer

I haven’t written much in the last few months.  I’ve been enjoying myself!  Thought I’d put down a few words to describe all the adventures I’ve had lately.

It’s a busy time of year at the clinic.  Lots of people bringing in their furry loved ones for annual check-ups or advice on what to do for their sick pet.  Been seeing a lot more exotics (small birds, rats and a couple of ferrets) since one of my colleagues in another practice is off on her maternity leave.  So there’s no lack of excitement.  One of my bird cases was intense and required a lot of on-the-spot research.  I am eternally grateful for subscribing to my professional veterinary website…it’s a treasure trove of information.  Needless to say, my day is seldom boring.

I finished my veterinary acupuncture course, with still a little work to do before final certification.  Great experience.  Very intense.  Exciting to start using it to help some of my four-legged patients.  Still working on a post about that so stay tuned!

Did several camping trips.  Pukaskwa National Park (less crowded, rustic, black rocks, expansive waters of Lake Superior).  Bruce Peninsula National Park (busy summer weekend, campfire cooking, hiking along shores of Georgian Bay).  Agawa Bay at Lake Superior Provincial Park (crashing waves, damp firewood, isolated trails).  I find renewal and rejuvenation in nature.  It’s soul-soothing.

Went to Toronto to visit Fort York.  This is the year to commemorate the War of 1812.  We wanted to see where some of the actual events took place.  It’s a trip worth doing, if you want to know more about Canadian history.

Went to Crystal Mountain with my brother, sister-in-law and three nephews (plus a boy that often plays with the oldest nephew).  We had fantastic sunshiny weather.  Splashed around in the outdoor water park.  Walked the Slackline (took two steps!).  Hiked up and down the steep ski slopes (where do little boys get all their energy from?).  Raced down the Alpine Slide.  Visited Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Michigan Art Legacy Park.  Good times.

And now, my 15th wedding anniversary is coming up.  I would do it all over again with this man.  My husband “surprised” me with a night at a boutique hotel in Toronto!  (The surprise is that I told him I wanted to go and he found the room last minute.  He doesn’t like it when I try and spring things on him so this is a very good compromise, don’t you think?  Hee, hee!)

Teaching Gentle Yin yoga class at the studio on Monday nights.  It’s an awesome group of people that come out for these evenings of calm and relaxation.  We have such fun exploring our practice together.  A shout out to Anne for helping me cover a few classes so that I could get away and do all the other stuff I wrote about.  🙂

I can’t believe that August is almost over.  Is that considered blasphemy to say it now?  There are two more weeks of summer to go, despite what all the mall window displays are saying about “Back to School” and fall wardrobe fashions.

Revelling in the best that this summer has to offer.  I’m a lucky gal and I know it.