Busy playing in the snowPosted: December 29, 2012
We’re getting more snow today. Yay! It is incredibly beautiful. I wish you could be here to see it.
The skiing didn’t turn out as planned yesterday. I went up to the Holden Arboretum, put on my skis, swooshed in the tracks for about five minutes, and fell down. The fall normally wouldn’t have bothered me, but I started out with some aches and pains and, to be honest, I was a little embarrassed about the fall. Well, not the fall so much as the fact that I could not get back up. I didn’t ski much last year (only once, I think). I am out of practice, and completely forgot the lesson on how to get back up without taking off my skis. I will be practicing that today. I will also be practicing how to take off my skis as it seems I’ve forgotten how to do that, too.
At least four people stopped to help as I struggled and struggled to get up yesterday. I turned down the offers of help (silly me!), until I finally had to take off my skis (even that was a struggle!). I gave up. I took the skis back to the car, wiped them down, put them away, and went for a hike instead. I don’t normally turn down help or give up so easily. I was having one of those poor-attitude days. Truthfully, I didn’t really want to ski. I wanted to hike. Silly me. I should have listened to myself and just gone for the hike, forgetting about the skis.
Time for me to go back outside. It’s too beautiful to waste any of the daylight. If it clears up, as it did last night (did you see that big, gorgeous moon?), the snow will look lovely in the moonlight. I’ll be back soon with photos from the hike and from today. Thanks for visiting. I hope you’re finding time to play this weekend, too. :)
Be good, be kind, be loving, just Be. :)