Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The actual swooshing down the slopes is heaven. Gliding past more novice skiers is very satifying, we can all remember our first time on skis and remember how far we have come. I mean whole days, even holidays pass now, without a fall. Very gratifying. But when you do fall, god help you. Especially if, like me, you just dissolve into a giggling mush on the hill, with your fellow skiers trying to help you stand up. About as easy as making a piece of cooked spaghetti stand up straight.
I must admit we now only ski until a latish lunch (maybe even as late as 1pm because we have been on the slopes since 8am (to get the fresh powder!)) because there is no way my body works after lunch.
Last year we skied at Banff in Alberta where my eldest son works at Sunshine Village and we made the big mistake of skiing with (or rather trying to keep up with) our children aged 26, 24 and 14, all been on skis since they were small. The days got shorter and shorter and by the third day (we were only there for the weekend) we did not even attempt to ski after lunch or rather just skied from the lodge back to the carpark after one or two or... glasses of wine. Rigor sets in quickly after a hearty chilli and a couple of glasses of wine. In Milla's blog she talks of hanging on the walls to get downstairs and the free falling into chairs and it is so true.
What I need is a transporter from Star Trek that beams me to the top of the slopes and then back to the chalet once the thighs start burning (unfortunately usually half way down). Let me know when one is available and I will be ready to ski again.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
You Are Flip Flops
You are laid back and very friendly.
Cheery and sunny in disposition, you usually have something to smile about.
Style is important to you, as long as you can stay casual.
It takes a lot to get you to dress up!
You are a loyal and true person, though you can be a bit of a flake.
You tend to "play hooky" and blow off responsibilities a lot more than most people.
You should live: By the beach
You should work: At a casual up and coming company
Thursday, February 21, 2008
You Belong in Paris
Stylish and expressive, you were meant for Paris.
The art, the fashion, the wine!
Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a beautiful park...
You'll love living in the most chic place on earth.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
My friend, queen of the big spenders, managed to come back after 3 hours at the mall with about 4 full bags and a receipt from Gaps for Kids as long as my arm. She also spent $40 + in the Dollar store where everything is literally a $1!! Then it was off to We Will Rock You in downtown Toronto. Friday was a very slushy day and it was a mess, there was no chance of jay walking with 4ft piles of slush along the sidewalks.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the show, it is very clever the way they build a story around all the hits. It was tough to stay in one's seat and not dance and sing but I am tone deaf so GWE kept me on a short rein.
Everyone got away safely yesterday and so now I am busily planning for my trip to NYC. I know it is hard to believe from this gypsy but I have never been. Got dollars burning a hole in my pocket as we speak. We are going to hit Canal Street - apparently that is THE place for bargains, but I also want to hit Bloomingdales, travel the Staten Island Ferry etc. We are only gone for two days so. It is -16 C here today and another storm on the way in the morning so hopefully I will report back safely later in the week.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Iam a Strawberry
You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
Well there is something else you probably did not know about me (or, in fact, I about myself)!
So our visitors arrive today from the U.K. apparently armed with enough Branston Pickle to ward off a nuclear attack! I've got a hunch there may be some alcohol on its way as well. GWE is also home (and he was suitably impressed by my handiwork in the bathroom). So the house has to be cleaned, groceries have to be bought, the beer supplies replenished.
Meanwhile I have to try and maintain the role of a real estate agent, because the hours are so flexible (read erratic) it is often difficult to remain focused, especially when hubby wants to spend his busman's holiday designing the French house and, of course, I need to put my two cents in.
Anyway to compound matters, we listed our rental property, located in a city one and a half hours away, for sale this week, Tuesday in fact. Liquifying our assets here in order to solidify them in a roof in France. Already we have heard that there are 2 to 3 offers coming in so we have to drive all the way back for the offer presentation tomorrow. Do we take our visitors with us, leave them at the Mall here, what kind of hosts are we?? Also we have to be back in Toronto evening as we booked tickets to see the Queen musical with our visitors. None of this leads to a relaxed way of life as you can imagine.
All I need now is for my listing here to sell today/tomorrow and my clients want to go and look a properties immediately. (Honest I'm not complaining!!!) So if my head doesn't explode off my shoulders, I will be back on Monday to give you an update. Have a great weekend everyone.