Tuesday, December 18, 2012

And Heaven & Nature Sing

I like Christmas. I really do. I like Christmas music. Just not every day, ALL day, for a month! But Joy to the World is my very favourite carol and always has been, I think.

I don't like crowds. I don't like screaming children. I don't like crowds of screaming children in a line up at the mall waiting to see Santa. My version of hell. Which is why I did not set foot in a big, boxy mall at all this year.

I do, however, like shopping.

I went to stores in my neighbourhood (I'm looking at you, Lulu). I went to my local ski shop (where I happen to get a discount because I have a season's pass). I may have stopped in at a favourite soap company downtown, too.

And the rest of my shopping? What shopping? I just had to fill some stockings and buy a certain special someone something special, but not too special, but just right. No pressure!

I may have bought myself a thing or two, but I guarantee I need them. Really, I do.

Christmas starts on Friday for me. Hanging out with that special someone before we both take off to be with our families. On ski slopes both of us, but different ones. I'm hoping we can manage one day together on the slopes before we have to be back to work.

I'm excited to get away with my family to spend some quality time together. There will be lots of laughter, probably some tears, lots of wine, definitely some good food, but most of all, great company in a beautiful, mountain setting. And a hot tub.

Wherever you are this holiday season, and whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope that you are surrounded by people you cherish and by those who cherish you.

Life's too short for anything less.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Playin' in da Snow!

We played hard last Sunday! It snowed all day and it's been snowing all week. This weekend is gonna rock! The rock skis are staying home this weekend and the good ones are making their 2012-13 season debut. Oh, and the amazing day of skiing followed an 8.67km hike (more like trudge in knee deep snow) on the Galatea trail in K-country.

What else is new? I'm going to have eye surgery so that the glasses I've worn since grade 4 can finally go bye-bye. I'm not a candidate for laser surgery, so I've had to have extra tests (ever had an ultra-sound of your eye? No? I have!), lenses are made 'specially for me in Switzerland and I get surgery sometime in the next 1-4 months. Whoo hoo!

My current favourite quote: Where you invest your love, you invest your life.

Life is good. =)