Like a thief in the night it moved deftly through our home intent on inflicting its nefarious machinations upon my entire family. No one was safe. This indiscriminate and unwelcome guest settled right into our favorite armchair, grabbed the remote and cracked open a beer. And we, its hostages, settled into our beds, grabbed a tissue and cracked open bottles of Advil and Tylenol.
The new year has blessed us with arctic wind and snow which has created the most picturesque environment we’ve had in years. It’s seriously been something straight out of a magazine!! I had plans to literally inhale the beauty during a (first time) snowshoeing trek up on our local mountain last Thursday. I could picture the trees dripping with snow as we walked underneath them, and I even planned to challenge my hubby to stand under an exceptionally full branch and pull on it so that I’d get some cool photos! Our guest however was still much too comfy in our home and made it clear that it wanted some special alone time with my hubby. Like a good host (pun intended) my hubby acquiesced and promised me we’d go this week.
The week was running out and it had been 12 days since my last activity, what was I going to do? I couldn’t start a blog about being outside, doing fun activities, and trying things I’d never done before, and then not DO anything! I was skating on some pretty thin ice as a new blogger here, and I knew it.
What could I do? This question was on my mind as I turned into my driveway and slid on the ice into the neighbor’s basketball net. As I righted my car and then slid into the snowbank I kept trying to rack my brain for an idea. Grateful for my sensible shoe choice I outwitted the slippery sidewalk and entered the house thinking ‘It’s a fricking ice rink out there…I could skate on that sh*t!’
And that’s when it hit me…
While it doesn’t exactly fit into the ‘Adventurous’ category, skating on ice in my cul de sac definitely finds a home in the ‘Things I’ve Never Done Before’ category…and I think, from all reports, it also qualifies for the ‘She’s Gone Bonkers’ category (oddly enough, that file is exceptionally thick).
As the week begins we are all hopeful that our armchair gets vacated and we clawback our control over the remote but since I started the day with a sore throat I’m not feeling very optimistic about this. Ugh!
Tune in next week for more quasi-adventures!