This week was a mid-year break for the kids and we had planned a whole lot for them but work took over and we watched time fly by as the weekend came by too soon. But thank god for snow over the week and for where we live, skiing spots are not too far away, so we bundled them up after a hurried shopping trip for gloves and such,, and drove down (well, actually up) to Donner Ski Ranch in Norden which is about 3 and a half hours drive from San Jose.
Donner is really the best skiing we have had so far – we are beginners still and have not done much skiing – it was the first time skiing for my little girl while the 10-year old has had a skiing lesson and done some skiing early last year. Donner was a great experience in every way – the staff, the ski lessons for the kids, the equipment rentals, the ski slopes themselves, the waits in every place, and last but not the least, even the restrooms!
The kids finally got a feel of holiday in this break with this hasty day trip and to top it all, they had to skip their normal Saturday classes (dance/swimming) so that increased that feeling of taking a break for them! Watching them learn and practice their moves was definitely the highlight of our week. Watching other little kids and adults – both novice and experienced – come down the slopes was an added experience. There was this little cherub in pink – could not have been more than six years old – who was a delight to watch – as she came backwards down the slope and performed trips for her mom who told me that her cherub was a daredevil, fearless!
For Six Word Saturday (6WS):
For Saturday Snapshot: a ski shot.. as my son came to a stop near me..
For Quote It over at Freda’s where this week’s theme is ‘Hate’
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
Elie Wiesel quotes (Romanian born American Writer. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986. b.1928)
For Sunday Whirl – discipline tears pieces fly
gazing heroic prophets patience stealing limits sublime moment, Magpie Tales – image of Venus de Milo with drawers, and Imaginary Garden with Real Toads – 14 line poems
As prickly as a xerophye, women
during shopping sales trips
As tenacious as a xerophyte,
women during shopping sales trips
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Woman bending over “Hey, where
did the Gucci shopping bags go?”
Woman with open mouthed horror “Oh
no! We left them in the elevator.”
For OSI (prompt is Monday)