Simon drove me to Sheila’s house this morning to go skiing and we talked about that (maybe it was just me doing the talking) – about how sun changes your mood. When I wake up and the sun is shining, I’m all eager and ready to go – hit the trail! Yay! But when it’s grey and foggy (read every single day) it takes real effort to motivate myself.
I do – I get out every opportunity I have – but damnit – it’s work!
The work was worth it today. This was my fifth time out on skis. I fell only twice. Notice please the constant improvement. The track was newly set and fast. I fell on the first hill but hey – I did the first hill! Last time I avoided it. And then I fell at the bridge – but really, it was more a stumble than a fall. Getting better! And it went fast. I enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoy it more every time we go out. I could get to really really like this skiing gig.
We had lunch in the warming hut and then drove to Retallack to see if a track had been set there. The idea was to ski up to the waterfall. Alas – no track and we all agreed to come back another time. This gave me a chance to get home, have a bath and then a brief nap.
I met another new person today. I have to say – I have met the nicest people since moving here. Fran is awesome – a dancer, dance teacher, skier and all around neat person. We talked about living here versus on the island – driving in the winter – hiking – life in small towns – all that good stuff. We talked about younger men – she recently had a fling with a man twenty years her junior (she’s my age) and how that works and perhaps doesn’t work.
I liked talking to her. She has an interesting, perceptive, creative mind.
And now – a lazy rest of the day – maybe a few writing-related things to do. And best of all, getting ready to snowshoe Crowe Mountain tomorrow with Simon and the dogs. Really looking forward to it. Hey – a family outing!