Monday, January 2, 2012

THE NEW YEAR AHEAD

Our New Years hats and horns.

It's just about 5am, and I am up getting ready for work, as I return today after being off since December 21st. For most people this is a stat holiday for News Years Day, but as ours was Dec. 30th, we've got to find our way in today, for me this means finding another bus to take me to the subway, as mine isn't even running today.

We spent a quiet New Years Eve at home, as per usual, and I am always just happy to make it til midnight, and I did. We spent the time watching Dexter, eating coconut shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops, and as always, watched the new year ring in down home in Nova Scotia. We have our own midnight rituals when 12am finally rolls around; Rob opens the back door to let the old year out, I open the front door to let the new year in, and we yell "Happy New Year" across the street to our neighbor who is doing the same. And just like that, a new year begins.

I thought instead of doing a post about my new years resolutions, I'd write about what I am most looking forward to this year instead.

This month I am doing a couple trips with Authentic Canadian Tours. Rob and I are both going to Amherst Island with them again this coming Saturday, and at the end of the month I am going to the Niagara Ice Wine Festival in Niagara on the Lake with them again, along with a few girlfriends.

I have purchased my ticket to go to Alberta for a week in April to spend Easter with my brother and his family. I haven't seen my nieces since we all went to Florida back in October, 2010. My nieces don't know I'm coming, so we're attempting to keep it under wraps this year and surprise them. I plan on going out every Easter from now on to spend time with them.

May, both Rob and I will be a taking a two week vacation to do as much birding as possible during Spring migration. We have a 3 night, 4 day tripped booked with our friends Jim & Lynda to visit Point Pelee again this year during this time.

June, Rob and I will be celebrating my birthday in Niagara on the Lake.

The summer months we don't stray too far from home, but enjoy plenty of time in our backyard.

September will most likely see us celebrating Rob's birthday up in cottage country.

October I have plans to revisit Florida with my friends Pat & Greg, and upon returning have another week off with Rob in November.

And December will roll around once again as will another new year.
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