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29 December 2010 @ 08:08 am
On Christmas Eve I was talked into going skiing. The two glasses of wine probably had something to do with my decision, as did the excitement my niece and nephews exhibited upon hearing Aunt Kelly would be placing herself in mortal peril joining them on the slopes.

I've never skied before, which is reason enough for terror. Add to that my period just started, and I was robbed of any semblance of sleep due to screaming cramps. Not sure if this happens to anyone else, but during this very special week each month, my coordination is severely diminished. When you're starting with a baseline of 'quite clumsy,' this is no small matter. I seriously considered backing out.

But my niece is so happy I'm going, and really - I don't take chances. I tend to cling to the safe and familiar. Every so often, I step out of that comfort zone, try something new, and it's usually a success (see: running, rappelling, jousting). Sometimes it's even fun (see: roller coasters, kickboxing). I'll hold to that today, and keep it in mind for the coming year when I really have to make a decision about whether I'm a writer or not.

In the meanwhile, I'm going to brush my teeth, find my heavy gloves and put on eyeliner, 'cause it never hurts to look pretty for the Ski Rescue team.
mothehappycowmothehappycow on December 31st, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Yep. You joust. Skiiing shouldn't be a problem (says the lady who almost bit the dust snowboarding last year.) Lol. You'll be fine, AND they have cocoa for those lovely lady knights in need of warming after battling the epic snow monsters. (read: evil lumps of cold and rocks) Watch out for crazy caves containing mythical guardians of the dominion jewel. (Wow. I AM that nerdy.)
Kel: fighting evilladyjoust on December 31st, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Keep in mind I'm about thirty five years older than the last time I jousted. Or something like that.

Anyway, you're far braver than I for snowboarding. That is hardcore scary/hurts so much when you fall!

And for the record: nerdy (especially that kind!) = awesome. :D
mothehappycowmothehappycow on January 1st, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
. . .Snowboarding *is* scary. AND it hurts. Lol. I much prefer some hardcore tea-drinking and novel-reading. Oh yeah. Extreme Jane Austen!