Jan. 5th, 2015

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About time I wrote more than a dozen words here, I think. My excuse for not doing so earlier is simple; I've been busy, and when I'm not busy, I'm lazy.
2014 was a very full year, what with working almost full time between CCU and ICU, helping out at the farm, trying to keep my horses happy, and generally keeping my life from coming apart at the seams when I feel like I'm going in 15 different directions at once. I really hope that this year will be a little less busy, but I suspect it will keep up the general trend.

Last year I managed to fit in a visit with my family back in Ontario at my niece's wedding, which was really quite the event. My sister spent almost a whole year planning the thing, and it went off splendidly. (Even if my niece, who is a bit of a diva, wasn't the most gracious of brides..but that's just my opinion, and I would never say anything to my sister). It was rather shocking to realize that my siblings and I are now the "old folks" in the family. Just my Uncle Jack left of my parents' generation. Wow.

One of the highlights of the summer was a visit with Masq and her friend Deborah when they came through the city. We had a great time seeing the sights, especially "Storybrook" (or Steveston, as the locals call it). It's always fun to have old friends come visit. Hope that happens again this year.

I have had no major issues with my health, for which I am grateful. Even my sprained ankle is getting better.

The biggest focus was the ongoing construction of the new house out at the farm; a two year long event, at times a major ordeal given that we still had to keep the farm running and the horses going. We are just thiiis close to completion now. Last little bits to do in the house, which should take the rest of the month, and then we can start moving. We're not stressing over getting moved immediately; Sue and Jack are slowly getting their stuff in, and my apartment still has to have the kitchen installed, so I'm just waiting..
and actually quite glad not to have to move during the worst part of the winter.

Our young horses are going well, we have 2 of the girls in serious training, and one of them is going to her first horse show the beginning of February. Very exciting.

I have a lot of catching up to do with the various TV shows I'm watching; got behind with The 100, have a couple of episodes of Elementary to see, and I was partway through a rewatch of Farscape when I just got too busy to spend much time watching TV. I am watching the new season of Downton Abbey, and looking forward to the next part of the Once Upon A Time season. But I've been more in the mood to read a book than watch TV, so I've been doing that. I bought The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (AKA JK Rowling); it came highly recommended by my friends who own the bookstore, so I'm looking forward to getting into that.

I did a major sort through and culling of my books in preparation for the move; I donated somewhere in the range of 1000 books to the book bin, and I still have very full bookshelves! Felt good.

And that's about it for now. There's a whole year to come, so I'm sure there'll be more to say..


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