Abby is back in her old routine (meaning, of course, that I am back in OUR routine) – the back 40 in the morning and a longer walk in the afternoon. Today, actually, we did the Morden Colliery Trail in the morning, did our grocery shopping, and then Cable Bay in the afternoon. In between, I was and am still busy with a lot of things associated with settling – and I won’t bore you with the tiny details.
I am finding time to nap and slow down. This is becoming increasingly important to me. I still feel the stress of the changes in my life. Still have periods of love and loss wash over me. And I don’t mind – because when that happens, the memories evoked are such happy ones. It’s the little things – the laughter – the silly drunken Scrabble games.
No regrets. Not one.
Abby has become a mad young puppy again, it seems. I was worried she would have trouble with the stairs. Hell no! She’s up and down in a flash. Today at Cable Bay she ran into a pack of very young dogs and played like mad.
I think she’s glad to be beside me all the time again: by my desk when I’m at the computer and sleeping by my bed at night.
Slowly, I’m finding my groove. Tomorrow it’s up to the alpine – Jennifer and I are doing the big loop at Forbidden Plateau. It’s going to be a long day and I’m looking forward to it like mad.
Next week, my first hike with the Island Mountain Ramblers – a big day up Heather Mountain: minimum 8 hours.
And in between: – I had forgotten about the variety of dog walks here. And there’s always Hemer Park.
Two treats coming up: a hot stone massage on Monday and a Tzouhalem hike and Garage lunch with Pat a week from today.