After two weeks enjoying a wonderful holiday I’m back to work. Well, I’m actually retired so it’s not like I’m back-to-my-desk in an office. But as I sat at breakfast,on Sunday, with that jet lag, half-a-bubble-off-trim feeling and contemplated what was ahead this week it did feel like work. The garden has gone mad while I was away, I have a competition coming up in three weeks so Biasini and I will be in full training mode, and ….and….and…!
Then, on the CBC radio, I heard an interview with Barbara Hillary. I had never heard of this remarkable woman before. She skied to the North Pole in 2007 and five years later skied to the South Pole in 2011. She was the first African-American woman to reach both poles. And guess what else……. she was 75 when she reached the North Pole and 79 when she reached the South Pole. Here is something she said that lit up my jet lagged brain. “All of us can reach a North Pole.”
With that I set about one section of garden and reclaimed it. Then I went to the barn and took Biasini for a nice hack. I told him that we will start training work on Monday, just like the rest of the working world.