I imagined myself swooshing down the slopes and drinking beer at night.
Running after a day at the slopes.
Sitting in the hot tub, hanging out with my friend, and enjoying my time being alone.
Reality of it all? I only got to hang out with my friend.
My skiing skills did improve drastically, but then they couldn't get any worse! The very first thing I did was try to get on the lift to go up the mountain. I fell off, didn't have my gloves on, and tore up my forearm.
I fell getting off the lift every single time but once. It wasn't pretty. Something about the lift just gets me all worked up and stressed out, it's crazy!
Out of everyone that observed me, it's not my skills that are the problem, it's my confidence.
I don't like speed. I have only been on a go kart once, and it was awful. I start going fast, I'm swooshing down the slopes, and I get scared and fall on purpose. Once, I did get that rush while I was going back and forth, then realized how fast I was going, and down I went.
I am so sore today, it's not even funny.
I had a great time, missed the kids and Gunner terribly, and was glad to get home. It was worth the trip to see my friend and hang out.
Abs called me no less than 38 times, leaving me heartfelt messages about how much she missed me and loved me. I was gone 48 hours, and she told me that I'll need to get her a cell phone so she can call me from camp. Sorry kiddo, they don't allow them. She's asking for a Mommy Doll to go with her Daddy Doll.
I took Abs to OT tonight, and she was wearing a green shirt, purple shorts, and pink cowboy boots. (It's rodeo time in Texas!) In the loops of the boots she had tied a piece of yarn and it went from one boot to the other, over her shoulders. Her reasoning? There's a storm coming to our neck of the woods, and this way if she gets blown away, her boots will stay on.
On the way home we were talking about responsibility.
Me: One day you will want to drive, and you need to show me that you are responsible.
Abs: I don't want a car.
Abs: I'm going green.
Me: I'm afraid to ask you what that means.
Abs: The only thing I will be driving is a mule train.
Me: A mule train?
Abs: Yep, I'll have 10 of them and they will pull me in a cart everywhere I want to go.
Me: It will take a long time to get to Texas in a mule train.
Abs: That's okay, I'm young. Plus I am tired of people hurting the environment, so I'll be helping it.
Me: What if they don't let your mule train on the freeways.
Abs: They will, it will become the new way of traveling.
Me: I think you have been playing Oregon trail too much.
Abs has had an obsession with mules since she rode one in Utah with my mom.
Oh, she also said she is going to adopt two children, a boy named Bob and a girl named Ann. When they misbehave she is going to make them muck the stalls. I think she might need to muck the backyard tomorrow, just for practice.
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