Thanks to my generous and wise younger brother Erik (affectionately known as ELF), I am enjoying a renewed interest in skiing. My sporty hubby and I headed up to Mount Baker to enjoy a clear day of skiing and cold. Though a chilly 19 degrees, the wind was nil and the sun out. Though my skill are lacking, thanks to the patient cheering of my husband, I didn’t feel like a giant sloth or outta-control orangutan on skis. My father-in-law was a ski instructor and my husband practically lived on the slopes growing up. He is remarkably experienced and smooth on any downhill, ice-covered terrain.
So, while Sporty Hubby swish-swashed his way down the mountain, I carefully snowplowed and slid most of the day. Though clumsy as a newborn calf, I enjoyed myself thoroughly and continue to be thankful for my brother’s thoughtful and kind gift.
To ensure that I didn’t feel too proud and haughty about the day, the skiing gods endeavored to trip me up. On the way out to the car, arms laden with skis and poles, I did a full out slip’n’fall – feet sproinging out from underneath me, skis and poles flying akimbo as my body suspended in the air before crashing painfully down on the ice covered pavement. To ensure complete humiliation, I started whimpering and tearing up with a full crowd looking on. Thankfully, the only thing I have to show for the fall is a diminished sense of ego and a painful elbow.
It was a great day of seriously fun physical activity. Now, if only I could stand up without my legs shaking uncontrollably …
Joanna Schmidt says
my bottom lip is sticking way out for you 🙁
sproinging…hehe i like that word = )
Beautiful scenery AM! So sorry to read about your fall and sore elbow, I hope your not in too much pain.
Hope you’ll feel much, much better (elbow and ego) soon!
I hope your elbow is feeling all right today. I hated that part of sking, trying to get out to the car. My daughter went snowboarding yesterday. We need more snow. I use it in all my cp soap, and it is SO much easier when it is in my front yard instead of the mountains. LOL SierraSnowSoaps.
Michelle in NV
Your hubby is skiing out here? He’s a lucky guy – there should be good new powder tomorrow with all the chilly conditions we’ve been having.
I’ll go check out your link.
I got a report from the hubby, who was in Seattle to visit the rents and then off to a boy’s ski trip in whistler, that there was snow on the ground in Issaquah! Crazy.
Can’t wait to try my hand in soap making. I researched it a little while ago and got scared off w. the complex lye soap making instructions. It looks like buying the soap premixed and then melting is the way to go =).
Btw, the blog I’m including is my Cyworld page. Cyworld is a big Asian facebookish type of tool that I’ve started exploring as we’re moving to Asia fall of this this year after the husband gets his MBA. Everything I write in it is in English. Unfortunately, my US livejournal blog is members only due to a lot of the crazies out there =(.
Carrie ~ Gigi says
Chilly here too on the East Coast…and those mountains in the pictures are just beautiful. I think I’d just pretend to go skiing, and sit on a snow bank and wait for some wildlife to go by…:) What fun!
Chilly Boston is right! Though, it did snow most of the day at our house, it was still a fairly warm 35 degrees. =)
That’s a full degree warmer than what the weather report says you have right now =)
I wish I knew about this blog when I lived in Seattle! But I’m glad I found it even while living now in chilly Boston.