A quiet morning in the Haliburton Highlands, and a perfect time for a walk with the dogs. Sophie, Blue and Beau had a playful hour and a half walking the back roads and lanes of Eagle Lake, up above Sir Sam’s Ski area. It was perfectly still and quiet. A lovely way to welcome the new year.
The year past had its highs and lows, and we are reminded, as the old saying goes, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” Time marches on irrespective of our attempt to try and wring every moment out of each day. Family and friends added greatly to our “plus” column. We don’t see them as often as we would like, but when we do spend time together we are left with wonderful movies in our mind. We are able to revisit them time and again in quiet moments. I would be remiss if I didn’t say that living in this lovely county, amidst so many interesting, creative and energetic people also contributed greatly to our 2011. Haliburton County is a fine place to live and be alive.
We will miss Dorothy, Jane’s mom. Her passing was a sad moment in our year. It reminded us too how much we miss our departed family members and dear friends who have passed on to, what we trust will be, a better place.
It’s definitely a time for introspection, a time to consider how we can do better in the coming year.