A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting old sucks!

I've been waiting MONTHS for skiing weather to roll around. And sure enough, it is finally here! We've been getting dumped on around these parts (with more to come) and usually my only reason for not going skiing is that I never have anyone to go with (which is what happens when all your friends are either too poor or too busy)...

BUT, my BFF Sara is in town for a few days with her hubby Trent! And sure enough, they were heading up to 49 Degrees North for some skiing today! Hurray!

The weather was spectacular, the snow was pretty darn near perfect, and although I am totes out of shape I was ready!

Unfortch, my body disagreed. I took a hell of a spill while goofing around on the bunny hill of all places - which apparently is what happens when you get over-confident and combine that with being tired. :( So BFF kindly took her little Snow Bunny buns down to the lift and they sent over ski patrol - since I could not put any weight on my knee without it buckling immediately, I got the works - toboggan ride! Holla!

After freezing my buns in the medic room for a bit, we sadly cut our ski day short (Trent, Sara's mom and her cousins thankfully stayed and skied a bit more) and drove in to the hospital. Sara proved why she is a good buddy, and patiently waited with me while we were surrounded by coughing children and smelly people...
So basically all of that happened, and all the doc could tell me is that it is probably a strain to the MCL, but could be a tear - basically since they didn't want to pay for an MRI (which I get, healthcare costs are ridiculous as it is) I just have to give it a week or so - if it feels better, it's just a strain; if it doesn't get better or gets any worse it's probably a tear. Yikes! The last thing I want is tan lines from a knee brace LOL!
And that's what I get for screwing around on the Bunny Hill.
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Wishing you all a wonderful day, I think we can all agree there is SO much to be thankful for this year.

Instead of making a list, because I think it would be WAY too long (which is a good thing), here are a few Turkey Day quotes that I like...

"Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy." ~Anne Frank

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." ~Sam Lefkowitz

"If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives." ~T.L. Taylor

"Ever since you're little you hear this: 'The pilgrims left England to escape religious persecution and sneak religious freedom into the new world.' But even when you're little you're like, 'Umm...Bullshit?'" ~Greg Proops


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

another stolen pic...

Could this mama be any happier? And for good reason of course...

Picture courtesy of Val's blog... since no one else feels like updating! :D

Monday, November 22, 2010

Finally a BOY!

SO Excited for the Prentice family... Welcome little Mister!

carson ryan prentice
7lbs. 10 oz. 19 and 3/4 in long
born at 9:19 am
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snow!!! And Dog Park action!

Today was my first day off work in about the last 13 days, so Lucy and I decided we needed to get OUT of the house! So we called up our buddies Curtis and Kaylee and headed to the dog park... and man it was cold outside! It was snowing and about 25 degrees, so we didn't last too long, but we enjoyed every second of our time!

Here we are with our fave Park buds!

Observing the action... Our park is not fancy at all - not anything like Marymoor, but we make do...

walking around, trying to build up some body heat!

Lucy walking with Curtis and his sister Laura

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

a new woman!

After probably 8+ years, mom went to the doctors today, and she is a new woman! She has been complaining for AGES about how she can only hear out of her "good ear" - shocker that it turns out with was heinously full of wax and just needed a thorough irrigation. So now she can instead complain about how all the kids are too loud.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

oh, i'm SO in.

"Skating with the Stars" sounds awful. I was totally NOT going to watch. I mean, the most famous celeb (and I use that term VERY lightly) is Johnny Mosely...

But then I heard about the judges. And not only is Dick Button one of them (and I love me some Dick Button) but so is this guy:

And just like that, i'm officially on the bandwagon.

the countdown begins!

6 Weeks until this is the view we will be enjoying...

And I'm excited, cuz baby it's COLD outside!!! winter is on its way with a vengeance.