While there are so many reasons that it is good to be home, weekends like this past weekend really make it true.
It is my 6 month anniversary today, at my new job, and I'm starting to feel like we're finally getting into a groove of sorts. Things have been very hectic up until this point, and this past weekend we finally got to connect with friends, spend time with our families, and actually get some rest and relaxation.
On Saturday we met friends at the Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus for breakfast, and were not disappointed by the amazing pancakes that we have been meaning to try for quite some time now. After that, we were able to hit The Princess and the Pea at Storybook Theatre, which was a cute little show for the kidlets. The best part about Saturday was that we were never more than 5 km away from where we live - excellent.
Sunday, we hit Nakiska for some skiing with Jason's family. Also excellent. It hit me, while on the chairlift, that I haven't been skiing or snowboarding for 4-5 years now. Hmmm. Luckily, everyone was very patient with me, and I eventually got down the hill (may not have been pretty, but I was picking up speed by the end of the day).
Monday we got to spend time with my family, and on Tuesday (an extra day that I took off), after running a few errands, we went into hibernation mode and watched a few movies (including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which I had never seen before - my kid has a thing for musicals).
All in all, excellent relaxation.
I began to think, this week, that if I was still in school, I'd be on reading week right now. Also made me think that it was about this time that we had finished moots and were making the final preparations before exams hit in April. Sigh. I don't miss that kind of pressure, but I do miss having reading break off.
Anyhoo - here's a neat post over at Slaw which is both Star Trek and Law related (could it get any better): The Replciator