Saturday, December 20, 2008


I've been skiing for a long time now, since I was five-years-old, and sometimes it just doesn't thrill me like it used to. Don't get me wrong, I still love to do it; I still love the thrill of cruising a top speed on my own two feet. I love seeing the beautiful mountain ranges, and of course I love playing outside. I just don't get up at the crack of dawn to get first tracks anymore or ski top to bottom from first chair to last.

Yesterday, however, I had the pleasure of teaching one of my good friends how to ski, and it put the fun right back into it again. It's funny how sharing something that you've always done with someone you care about can put a new spin on things. It's even cooler when you know you helped someone check something off her "bucket list."

Yay for the mountains. Yay for good friends. Yay for skiing! :)
Unfortunately, my friend found out the day after that she pulled her MCL, and yet she still wants to get back on the hill as soon as possible. No wonder why she helped put the fun back into it! Next time, I'll try to take it easier on you, Lisa! Sorry you messed up your knee.


Mrs. Nesbitt said...

You are the bestest friend a girl could have. Thanks for your patience and for teaching me how to ski. It and you are amazing. I'm the luckiest girl in the world!

Don said...

I played racquetball twice with a old friend about two months ago... He gets the cast off today. He tore his achille's tendon. Ouch.

He's going to rehab... then back on the court... but with more stretching. ;-)

There's a reason these people make good friends. They're resilient!