Saturday, January 05, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

I have spent the past two days in what has felt like a snow globe, surrounded by large, white, fluffy flakes wafting down around me. Today I was supposed to head up to the hill to carve up some of that powder. Today, is the day that Red Mountain has a free ski day. There would be tons of people. It would be awesome. But alas, 'twas not to be. I woke up to a forecast of nasty rain warnings.

Ever the optimist, I piled on my ski attire and decided that they just couldn't' be right. I loaded all my equipment into the vehicle and set off with friends. The roads were a mess. They were a mixture of ice, snow, slush, water... nothing pleasant no matter what sort of snow tires one has. Oh, the conundrum. We decided to stop by the grocery store while contemplating to at least push one task out of the way. The produce manager was very chatty and had all sorts of opinions about the hill. What to do? What to do? I knew he was right. I've done the ski in rain before and decided that I'm at a point in my life where I can choose to be picky. We turned around.

Now I had the whole day ahead of me. I was up, it was early, I was dressed for the great outdoors. It seemed a pity to return home to simply crawl back into bed. But then our friend "Blanche" suggested we meet her at the beach. She's not one to hang out indoors. The heat makes her melt, she complains. She thought the weather was almost perfect to get some fresh air. She was optimistic that the sun would show up and we could catch a few rays. She also suggested a polar bear dip, but the rest of us were a little hesitant. So instead, we frolicked in the snow and generally had a very merry time.

22 comments:

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year, Carla! I hope you had a great holiday, and that you get the chance to go skiing soon!

Carla said...

Happy New Year to you too Cheryl! I hope you had great holidays.

Pamela said...

Snow Woman looks very nice in her bikini.

I was hoping for snow again - but no such luck.

Carla said...

Pamela, No doubt, the snow can be pretty, but it's also a bit of a pain. My muscles are feeling the workout from shoveling the other day.

Peter said...

A snow person - with a different attire - one might say - intrigued....

A right bummer about the rain - and when it was a 'free' day too...

Still I loved the post and the photo's and if I may I shall remain indoors with the heat - at least for a little while longer.

Enjoy the weekend.

Carla said...

Peter, I did end up with wet feet, but nothing a hot cup of cocoa won't fix. I enjoy the heat more after getting a good dose of the fresh outdoors. Hope you have a nice weekend.

TK Kerouac said...

LOL, makes me want to get away
I'd love to steal this

I'm going private as of tonight!

Carla said...

Tracey, Will I still have access to your blog??? Sorry to hear that you have to go private.

coloursofdawn said...

Great post. Love the snowlady Blanche, she has great character and helped you enjoy the great outdoors. I think I would have opted out of the skiing too. We are going next Friday, but we just have a small hill. We are going with other home school families, so it will be fun.

Carla said...

Dawn, I'm sure you will have lots of fun skiing. It's always enjoyable to go with a group. And yes, Blanche certainly did provide lots of fun.

sirdar said...

I've heard of Red Mountain. Couldn't imagine getting rain though. Its been too cold here for rain.

However, it looks like you managed to find a great alternative to skiing. Love the snowman!!

Carla said...

Sirdar, The rain was a total fluke after lots of snow. They are attributing it to a major storm that has moved in off the Pacific. The snowman was fun. I hadn't made one in years.

Anonymous said...

Off topic, sorry. Linked here from erin o'briens blog and her "short list" entry. In looking around here the question occured to me "How much call is there for biofeedback in paradise?"
Nelson looks like a cool place. Must visit soon. Thanks for taking the time to write your blog.
Randy Johnson, dreamersdo97@dtccom.net

The Fool said...

Hi Nomad. Cool snow woman...it's in the smile.

;)

rowena said...

Blanche is one cool chick. I got my first ever eyewitness account of snowboarding this winter...and I think it's a sport that I would definitely love to investigate in the future. Imagine if I could get the dog to love it too??!!

Steffi said...

Your snowman looks really cute!I love your pictures!!!

Carla said...

Randy, Thanks for stopping by. Nelson for the most part is very open to alternative health therapies so there is lots of interest. However, it is also a community that has quite a number of alternative health practitioners. Don't know if that answers your question... It is a pretty cool place. Hope you get a chance to visit.

Carla said...

Fool, Yep, that elusive, coy smile must be it. Hey, are you not allowing comments on your blog anymore?

Rowena, I'm sure it would be quite a sight to see you going down the hill on your board with Maddie following behind. Make sure you take video footage when it gets to that point.

Carla said...

Steffi, Thanks. I'm glad you like her.

The Fool said...

Hi Nomad. It's mostly a matter of busy. I have so much going on with the transitions and changes before me that I just don't have the time to give the blog its due right now. I am currently using the blog as a portfolio for creative tidbits...a desktop...and the rants and such have been archived. When/if I get the chance to write (posting will be sporadic), I want to spend the time exploring the creative & personal...which is not really open to explication. I'll have to chat on the fly...

Have a great week!

bohemiangirl said...

That photo is too funny. Best. Snow-woman. Ever.

Carla said...

Fool, I totally understand. I wish you all the best with all the transitions you're going through right now.

Bohemian Girl, Thanks. I'm so glad you like her.