Saturday, December 28, 2013

Post-Christmas catch up

I will fully acknowledge that I fell off the edge of the blogging universe for more than a month.  I worked a crazy amount (including a sanity-challenging 18-day stint) and then got caught up in the holiday whirlwind.  But I'm back, and hopefully 2014 will be more balanced.

Did you get anything exciting for Christmas? My husband got me a whippet.

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No, wait.  Capitalization is important.  My husband got me a Whippet.  

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In case you can't tell from the photo, a Whippet is a combination ice axe ski pole.  I'm not sure what kinds of objectives my husband has in store for this winter.  Maybe I should be worried.

We got out today for a bit of a tour just past Banff.  The snow was nothing to write home about, but the views weren't bad.

Slogging through the facets.  And yes, that's a giant rock.  There were many rocks.
How were your holidays? 


  1. Haha, too bad it wasn't an actual whippet. :) The snow in Banff looks nice! I had a green-ish Christmas, which just isn't the same.

  2. There are years when we have brown Christmases in Calgary. I agree a white Christmas is nice!