Hi, I’m Tara.

What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy, spiritual awakening and whatever I feel like writing. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

#MicroblogMonday - Skiing

It's still Monday! 11:00pm my time, but hey, whatever.

I got sick last week. Again. Last year and this year have not been good for me and sickness. What I think is going to be an annoying head cold turns out to be upper respiratory virus from hell that lands me on the couch for 2 or 3 days then several weeks or months of recovering while a really annoying cough lingers. Hopefully this time it doesn't turn into pneumonia. Whee.

At the end of the week, I was feeling kind of ok, but not really in a go get 'em skiing mood so we decided to take X up with us and I would spend most of my time on the magic carpet tiny bunny hill with him while S skied. It started out a little dicey. X wanted to go in for lunch after less than an hour of skiing and was whiny when it came to his boots. I took him to the mostly empty lodge at 10:30 in search of lunch and let him take off the boots. At lunch we made a deal. He would do at least two more runs before calling it a day. At which point, I was going to have to scramble to find something else to do while S skied. With the boots on a looser setting, he happily told me to go down the hill so he could ski to me several times (more than 2!) until S was ready for a break at 12:30pm. I took off and squeezed in a few easy runs.

We dragged X off the mountain at 2:00pm.

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