Saturday, January 14, 2017

A LOOK AHEAD AT MY 2017


Well, here we are, two weeks into 2017, and I'm just getting around to my first blog post of the new year. January is always a bit of a struggle for me, getting back into the work routine after the Xmas break, and after all the fun and festivities of December, January is just kinda blah. I do deal with the "winter blues", but I've found that taking vitamin D and making some plans can help me fight those blues away. I do love having something to look forward too!

JANUARY- A girlfriend asked me if I'd be interested in going to the Scandinave Spa up in the Collingwood area. So, next week, I am taking a four day weekend to go away and get a little spa pampering! I've not been to this area in years and have never visited the Scandinavian pools before, I am really looking forward to the mini break.
Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain
FEBRUARY- The first weekend in February we have plans with friends to visit Algonquin Park and spend the night in the area. Algonquin is always a winter highlight. It just wouldn't be winter now without hand feeding some Gray Jays.
Hand feeding a Gray Jay in Algonquin Park 2013.  
MARCH- For the first time in four years, the Ontario Eastern Bluebird Society Annual General Meeting, is a different weekend than Toronto Comicon, which means Rob and I can attend both this year! YAY!!!  We may love our birds, but we need to indulge our inner nerd on a regular basis too.

APRIL- By this time it should be starting to feel like Spring, We have a long weekend this month with Good Friday, and I am hoping to score some Blue Jays tickets for Rob and I to attend a game as an early birthday present to me.

MAY- Aw, May, a birders favorite month of the year and probably the month where we lose the most sleep. Spring migration is in full swing, and we're taking two weeks off to run around and see as many birds as possible in various areas of Ontario from dawn til dusk.

JUNE- I will be turning 48 this year! My friend Andi's birthday is 3 days before mine, and it's become a tradition to celebrate together by enjoying a fabulous lobster dinner and birthday cake at her place.
Last years birthday dinner.
JULY/AUGUST- We don't make very many plans for the summer months, We enjoy spending our weekends in the backyard, enjoying the birds, BBQ's, and Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum.
The backyard, our favorite place to chill during the summer months.
SEPTEMBER- Rob will catch up with me in age, and as his birthday falls on a Friday this year, we will be making it a long weekend. Planning a weekend away with the girls this month, be our 16th year doing a "Girls Getaway Weekend".

OCTOBER- We've booked another week of vacation this month to enjoy the weather and beauty of the Fall. We will be spending 4 nights at Cedar Grove Lodge in the Huntsville area. Our first time going there, but it must be good, you have to book months/years in advance to get a cottage!

NOVEMBER- We have our last week of vacation this month. As we are taking the week of our 5th Anniversary off, and plan on doing an overnight in Niagara Falls.

DECEMBER- My favorite month of the year!! All the fun and festivities of the season! And for the first time in almost 20 years, I will be seeing my brother at Xmas, as the plan this year is for Rob and I to spend Xmas in Alberta.

I'm also looking forward to many great movie releases this year and hoping for a couple good concert announcements. All in all, it's shaping up to be a pretty good year!
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