Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The calm before the storm

I was home for Valentine's Day. Vicki and I were able to get into Brasserie l'Ecole (Victoria's most charming French bistro) for steak et frites!

The next morning (the 15th), I spoke to CUPE in Langford. What a perfect audience! CUPE members were ready to relax, laugh, and hear stories about the potential for their own families and for the families of those they serve. As Grapes would say, I just love those people.

Now to get my head together... January and February have been very full months. I don't think I have had this kind of year since Chris and I began our journey 13 years ago.

Today, I'm back to planning and packing...Slave Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Standoff, Edmonton and Enoch...and then Paris for our annual trip to the Paris Book Festival. This tour will last over a month with a couple short stops at home so that I can see my dad.

Thank you to all of you who have hosted me and helped me achieve my dream of giving students the tool they need to succeed and thrive. Showing here is my good friend Dr.Phyllis Cardinal with whom I have been blessed to work on several important educational initiatives. Without committed professionals like Dr. Cardinal, I couldn't do what I do.

Miigwetch all of you.

Group hug from Victoria, B.C...