We were in Halifax today. Russell and I have been here several times so didn't feel the need to do much sightseeing. Instead we focused on a brisk walk and some shopping. We did pretty much the same thing in St. John's, Newfoundland the day before yesterday. We had awesome weather in St. John's and another good day weather-wise here in Halifax. Of course our day at sea was mostly cold and gray but I suppose that is to be expected on the North Atlantic.
I haven't got much profound to say right now but wanted to check in and let you know that we are still alive and looking forward to life post-vacation. R is busy looking at some diet/healthy cookbooks that he picked up today so I know that some healthier living is in the works. Which is a good thing. I am looking forward to renewing my exercise regimen and to doing some projects around the house. I am also looking forward to doing little things like driving my car and visiting my favorite bookstore.
Going home will probably be overwhelming at first. It usually is. I'll go into my office and start to go through the mail and get overwhelmed and have to go lie down. Seriously. It takes me awhile to get through all the mail! Eventually I am left in my office with a pile of books and periodicals to be read and television shows and DVDs to be watched and a garden that needs planting and a craft room to make my own and so many options regarding what I could be doing that I'll probably end up just needlepointing!
Speaking of needlepoint, I "finished" the penguin stocking. I say finished in quotation marks because there is still a little more to be done but I don't have the thread I need. Same with the Halloween House. And with the Valentine's Day House. It's frustrating to have been away for five months and not to have completely finished anything but that's the way things go sometimes. I know that in the next couple of weeks though I will finish three major projects so that's going to feel good.
Next time I write we will be home!