Did a little running around and then hit the Winter Club for my version of a "workout". Thirty-five minutes on the stationary bike and 30 minutes in the steam room! A far cry from what a workout used to be but still has the same endorphin effect on me! Felt great to sweat and puff a little! Bill had his workout then came home to tackle the shovelling. Now he's off to shovel his Mom and Dad's sidewalks so he's certainly getting his share of exercise today. Both of us are looking at this and thinking some beach time in Mexico is going to be great! Had an email from my friend Maureen this morning. They have had two baby whales born right off Kamole Beach in the past couple of days! How cool is that!?
You can see the mother whale between the white buoy and the palm tree. Apparently the coast guard has been out keeping curious people at bay who are too anxious to get too close. I ask myself where in heaven's name is their common sense on this one!
I have had so many people laughing in disbelief at some of my "career highlights" I just have to share one more with you. Actually this one is a little more current and happened at Ranchlands a few years back. Our staff meetings happened on Friday afternoons. I was planning to head up to the lake to spend the weekend with my Dad and in order to speed up my exit from the city I decided to pick Boomer up over the noon hour and bring him back to the school. I snuck him through the gym and into my office where I left him while I went to the meeting. He's not a barker so I wasn't too worried about him being discovered. Hmmmm......what I did forget about was the fact that our caretaking staff would be cleaning. Michael, one of my favourite caretakers opened my office to get the garbage and was shocked when a big black dog came streaking out the door. Michael I might add is terrified of dogs so this was not a good thing! I am forever grateful he did not have a heart attack! Boomer could hear voices in the library, so being the social boy he is he literally frolicked into the meeting and proceeded to bound around the room greeting everyone with the unbridled enthusiasm he always greets people with. Kevin, our principal was stunned. He said, or I maybe should say yelled "Where did that dog come from?" I was sitting in the back row doing what I normally did at staff meetings.....(visiting my happy place) when I realized what was happening. At first I wanted to just sit there and pretend I had no idea where THAT DOG came from but many of the staff knew who Boomer was and there was no escaping this one. Jumped out of my chair apologizing profusely but definitely was in the dog house along with my dog that day! No attagirls for me that day, that's for sure!
Hoping all of you who braved the highways to get to the ski hills today had awesome snow conditions!!! For me.....just a little too chilly I'm afraid! I'm a spring skier! So if you are a skier or a boarder you have to watch the youtube video I posted on Facebook. It is pretty funny! I tried to add it to this blog but don't have a lot of luck with videos so apologies to those of you who can't access Facebook.