Took a mental health day yesterday; it was the best day I have had in a long time. Work and Heroic Tails have been consuming my life and even though I am eternally grateful for all of the support I have been getting, it has been overwhelming. I found myself starting to fogging up, double booking my appointments and lacking focus. After waking up yesterday and seeing all of the beautiful snow it didn’t take long for me to call it in. It was a great day rolling in the snow with Calvin and Cooper, watching some TV, chatting on the phone with my parents and editing some personal photos of Cooper. No stress and no deadlines. I need to slow down more often.
Last weekend Calvin, Cooper and I were all set to go to Canmore for some family hiking. Cooper has never been to the Mountains and we were very excited to bring her there! Unfortunately the day before we noticed some odd goop in her eyes. The next morning, the morning of our Canmore departure, we brought her to the vet and they told us she has a minor eye infection. Even though it was minor we didn't want her sitting in the car for 4.5 hours potentially scratching her eye the entire way. So we settled with going to a new off-leash dog park.
It was the first time any of us have been to the Terwillegar Off-Leash Dog Park and it was beautiful! The park is filled with little intertwining trails that weave around the park. We met some lovely dogs (and humans) that played endlessly with Cooper. There is also a small section that has beautiful sand, which is something I would have never expected! I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone for their dogs, biking, walking or anythign outdoors really!
And, a special shout out to the two lovely ladies that found my phone and returned it to me! You are both wonderful ladies and I hope good karma finds you! <3
It isn't very often Calvin and I both have the same days off and luckily we were able to get away to Jasper for a couple of days. It was nice going somewhere without a real purpose. We had no pressing plans (Besides Calvin wanting to visit the Candy Store for fudge.) We were able to do a short hike, walk around town and play some pool. We then hangout in our hotel waiting for night to come to do some Nightscape photography.
Unfortunately, it was too windy to capture an image of the mountains with the night sky. We couldn't find anything to ankur the tripod down and the movement from the wind was blurring out the mountains and making them out of focus.
Regardless it was a great quiet getaway and I am so thankful to have those times together.