12 weeks goes by fast when you’re working hard at not working. Here’s a few of my plans for the next 3 months.
Piano: I’m going to learn to play at least 2 songs by heart on the piano so that when I walk into a hotel lobby, I can sit down and play a song and have someone ask me to please don’t do that.
Reading: I’m going to continue reading and focus on books that involve the places I’m going. The last book I read, the Blue Hour, was about a couple who went to Morocco. The girl ended up getting kidnapped and raped and her husband wandered off into the desert to die. So therefore, I’m going to be more careful about not reading books that scare the beejeebers out of me. And mom, I’m cool. Don’t worry. (I’m also taking book suggestions here -keeping the above criteria in mind)
Exercise: I’m going to continue with my exercise program 6 days a week and also include more biking, kayaking and hiking. I’m basically a triathlete. Please don’t tell Dallas I said that, Rita. Ok, I’m not a triathlete. Fine. I just like to go outside.
Kayak: I am going to get Paddle Canada certified in Sea Kayaking. My first class is all day tomorrow. We have to roll the kayak. While I’m in it. This is going to suck.
Cooking: I want to focus some time on becoming more of a cook. Maybe I will take a class. Or maybe I will set off the smoke detector while cooking lasagne again. But, now that I’ve put it in here, I guess I’m going to have to do something about it.
Research: Still have the West Coast Trail on my sights for July 24. This requires a shit-ton more research and probably at least one night camping in the tent. Also, have a lot of research to do for my big trip- like what to pack in a carry on only situation for 4 months and 8 different climates. Also, how not to get raped in Morocco. Seriously, I’m not worried Mom.
Visiting: At this moment, I have a couple visits with friends in the calendar. Kim(Lolita), a friend from derby, is coming out next week and Karen has promised a May visit. I’m hoping to get a visit from Maddie sometime and <insert your name here> is coming out in June.
Auction: We are hosting an auction at my Mom and Dad’s farm on May 7. So I’m going to Two Hills for a week to help get things ready. This will be an incredibly tough time as we sell off a lifetime of collecting items for my parents. On the other hand, there will be some really cool items and you should come to the auction and either buy stuff or make it more expensive for other people to buy stuff. Here’s the link to the auction site. Wicked Auction You don’t need to buy the backhoe or anything, but there are cool items like a quad, golf cart, their 5th wheel trailer and a million wrenches and hammers.
Jenna’s Grad: We’ve got her registered for the fall at UVic, but there are a few minor things to do before that happens. Like she needs to complete high school and also get a grad dress.
Camping: Heading out to Johnny G’s for a weekend of family camping that will also turn into a wee Alberta holiday at the beginning of July.
Wedding: Technically the wedding falls in Q3, but it starts in Q2. This wedding will get it’s own post as it’s a huge deal.
Should be a jam packed 12 weeks. Looking forward to more growth!