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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Skating on a Sunshiny Day

Tabs, Rachel, Nem, Mist
Rachel, Tabs, Mist and Nem
Nem and Miranda 
Nem, Pippi, Tabs (looking at the ice?), Artemis and Miranda-

Me
Pippi and Mist
Had fun on my first skate of the season. We were down town at the lake front rink. Such a sunshiny warm December day.  I always have land legs for the first while until my ice legs adjust. One little tip: never wear a too small helmet and chew gum at the same time--brutal headache. Tabs borrowed my helmet and left me with hers. After my brutal experience I switched to Miranda's helmet (pictured above).

An easy going holiday this year. I will never travel for Christmas. Packing presents and clothing and ski equipment is too crazy for any mortal. We'll be going away to Nelson, BC for New year's Eve though.
Baby Pablo is keeping me busy with his potty breaks and the odd crying jag (to sit on my knee while I type at the computer i.e. NOW!) Pip is busy making hand made gifts for her sisters as I type this.

Off to dance for an hour ( learning a Samba and Tango to add to my Zumba line up) and then some last minute Christmas shopping with my little girls. Tabs is demanding "office time" with me. That means that she and I go to Starbucks together with our laptops for a couple of hours and write on our novels. Haven't had time to do the "office break" thus far but will try to make room this afternoon as Tabs is really adamant. Though I'd like to skate again today so we will see what we can fit in.

The thing I love about Canada (one of many) is that it doesn't matter what your spiritual beliefs are, in general, we Canadians love to celebrate Christmas. Christmas for Canadians means celebration time, even if one is not a Christian. We love Santa Clause in Canada, because, of course, he is Canadian after all :) 

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