Considering its the last day of a month where I have been terrible at blogging, here is a summary of my February:
Temperatures: -37C to 3C
There were only 2 days above freezing and most days had significant wind chills as well.
Yesterday was my warmest ride all month, I actually got to wear my real riding boots instead of my winter clunkers, but it was still cold enough that my phone battery died halfway through videoing my lesson.
Adding to the snow from January and with drifts significantly deeper (which is why I gape with astonishment at all blog pictures showing outside riding)
Riding Lessons: 7
This was the month that Elaine was here for extended training (well technically Jan 26-Feb 27). I was scheduled for 8 lessons, 2 got cancelled due to extreme cold but I was able to squeeze in one extra at the end. I will post about these in more detail plus I actually have some media!
Days Out of the Country: 10
I haven't talked about this because it was a trip of mixed emotions and I didn't know what to say. Months ago 2 friends and I planned a 5 day trip to go and see a mutual friend of ours who is living in London, England. However, a week before the London trip, my aunt who lives in Ireland suddenly and unexpectedly died. I made a last minute change to my flight to get to Dublin and be with my family and be there for the funeral, but afterwards I still got myself to London to meet up with my friends. I'm grateful I was able to be in both places, but the juxtaposition of family and friends, happy and sad, Dublin and London, put me in a weird place that I'm still trying to sort through.
New Bosses: 1
My department at work is supposed to be 4 people (including supervisor). Between August and December we had one person quit and two people go on medical leave, leaving just myself. A new head of the department was finally hired which is probably (hopefully?) a good thing, but it's been an adjustment and is adding complications to an already busy time at work.
Here's hoping for a warmer and less complicated March!