Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sking at Seeley

We went Skiing yesterday at Seeley Lake. It was fun! The snowpack looks good for this year.


Here is my top ten scary list:

10) Being at the top of an extremely steep road that is on a side slope inside a boulder field. There is snow and ice. You husband is waiting at the bottom for you to follow him down. You wonder if he has insured your life for a lot of money

9) It is winter and night is falling. You have cross country skied all day long and are exhausted. You realize there is no way you can ski back to the trailhead.

8) The Bishop says, “Can I talk to you for a minute?” The nursery leader position is open.

7) You have to venture into your High School student’s room because there are no more clean towels in the house.

6) Flying over the ocean.

5) The Kirby vacuum salesman.

4) Your teenager says, “Will you love me no matter what I do?”

3) You are hiking. Down the trail you see several warning signs: Watch out for Rattlesnakes.

2) You are in the grocery store and can’t find your four-year-old.

1) The biggest gossip in the entire stake has discovered Facebook. She wants to friend you.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Miracle of the Kitchen Cupboards

Tonight, I started to write about the miracle of the kitchen cupboards. But all the details of the story took up too much room for a blog post. I haven't thought about the miracle of the kitchen cupboards for years. How ridiculous that I allow myself to spend so much time dwelling on negative events, but let years go by and don't think about some of the wonderful miracles and blessings I've had in my life. Here are just a few of my miracles:

1) The kitchen cupboards on Diamond Springs
2) Eglantine's surgery
3) Getting out of debt
4) Miracle blessings from having missionaries on missions
5) Tender mercies associated with Stacy's death
6) Becoming friends with a woman my distant cousin converted while he was on his mission in our area. This ended up being quite a story.

This week I resolve to spend some time everyday writing down some of these stories and thinking about these miracles.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Skiing WAS Great

My friend and I went cross country skiing Friday, just before the winds were scheduled to hit 30 or 40 mph. The skiing was wonderful. It was even more wonderful that I got new skis. When I took my old skis into be waxed, the technician told me I had worn all the edges off them. Actually, I don't think those skis ever had good edges. Anyway, no edges accounts for difficulty stopping. I learned an unorthodox way to control my speed: put all my weight on one ski while putting the other ski in front and using it like a plow to stop me. I will teach this technique to anyone with edgeless skis. Although, I recommend skis with edges over stopping this way. I love being able to do a normal snowplow to stop and slow down!