To Ski or Not to Ski
But the worst part was the COLD! I have a bit of a circulation problem, and when I get too cold my fingers and toes lose all their blood and turn a freakish white color. Then they get sore and achy and my fingers get lovely little knots on them. Sounds like fun huh?
So imagine how thrilled I was to find out that one of Brian's best friends is getting married in Colorado over the New Year. We've been talking about it for months. Should we just go to the wedding? Should we stay and ski? But Brian doesn't want to ski by himself. And it wouldn't be any fun even if I tried to ski with him because we'd have to hang out on the bunny slopes. I'm not even sure I could get up the nerve to sit on the chair and ride up the mountain wearing skis on my feet.
Then Brian's friends decided, yes, they're all going to stay after the wedding and ski. So that solved the problem of Brian skiing by himself. I thought about flying home right after the wedding, but Brian didn't want to stay without me. That would mean we'd be without each other on New Year's Eve and we didn't want to do that. Plus, it really wouldn't be very fun for Brian to vacation without me!
So we decided we'd go together, and I'd find a nice spa, a good book, a fireplace and some coffee and settle in for three relaxing days in the mountains and Brian could ski 'till his heart's content. Sounds nice to me! We got it all booked today. Mom even said they could watch Fenway for us! (Won't they have fun)?
I was telling my new female co-worker this story today and she had a look of astonishment on her face. She was really impressed that Brian and I were able to compromise and work together so easily. You know, I hadn't even thought of it that way. But it made me so happy! Brian and I do work really well together. I don't want him to miss out on skiing forever just because I don't like to do it. And he thinks I totally deserve a day (or two) at the spa.
I'm so blessed to have a wonderful husband who wants to spend time with me even on a frozen mountain! And this means I get to go shopping! I really need a new winter coat and pretty gloves, maybe a hat....