Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The phrase "my ass hurts" just amuses me

I hope no one missed me too much while I was gone:-) I did keep up with my blog reading, and even commented on a few...but I never got the urge to write, so I didn't. I did, however, get the urge to go snowboarding, more on that later.

Big Sis couldn't eschew her weekend commitments, so it was just me, Smoking Hot Roommate and five pre-teen girls. Not sure how much experience you all have with girls that age, but they can be loud, giggly, hormonal and kind of a handful... (I am exaggerating, the girls were actually great all weekend.) We borrowed the van that the girl's parents generally use to shuffle people back and forth so we all fit in one car, which was actually kinda fun on its own. No traffic or any other difficulties on the way up, thankfully!

Everyone else skiied on Saturday, and I stayed home and enjoyed the fire and the solitude. I also baked cookies and brownies, and made chili and pizza. Very domestic of me! The pizza was ok...I had a hard time getting the dough to spread thinly, and made a giant mess of the kitchen:-) The chili was better!

The girls actually crashed on Saturday night pretty early. They had a LONG day skiing, and by the time they ate, giggled nonstop for three hours, and piled into their massive pile of blankets, sleeping bags and pillows in the living room, they were all out pretty quickly. Oh, the brownies sundays were outstanding! SHR and I enjoyed a couple of margaritas in the hot tub, which was just about heaven!

They talked me into going snowboarding on Sunday, which I have done previously, without much success. I have confessed previously that one of my goals in life is to be a super-cute, mega-cool snowboarder chick...and that dream required some effort this weekend. Basically, this girl is my hero.

The problem, as I see it, is that I really kinda suck at it. I spend a whole lot of time falling on my ass. And I have no patience for the whole "go slow and safe" idea...I want to go as fast as I can and see if I can not crash into a tree. So, by the end of the day, my ass was pretty well bruised, and my stomach hurt from laughing at myself so much. The hot tub felt extra good that night! And I think I sprained my wrist...its kind of swollen.

Unfortunately, it rained on Monday, so everyone skipped skiing or snowboarding. Too bad, because it was really warm and would have been a great day for it. It did allow us to get back earlier, though...and I think we did a better job of cleaning the house than I think we would have done if we were rushing to get the girls ready to go.

All in all, it was really fun. It was great to have a goofy girls weekend, and I always love going away with Munchkin. She gets to do a lot of things that I never got to do as a kid, and that most kids don't get to do. I like that she gets opportunities to do fun stuff, and that she genuinely appreciates them when they arrive...her friends are basically really good kids, but I don't think they have the same appreciation for weeklong Caribbean sailing trips or European tours or great ski getaways.

I feel good that she gets to do these things, and that she understands how fortunate she is to do them. I don't think any kid who loses both parents by age 10 really counts as "lucky", but I am glad they she gets to do a lot of neat things. She deserves it:-)

There, I got all sappy and never even got to today's primary in Wisconsin. Brandy is gonna be pissed!


Smoking Hot Roommate said...

I just wanted to chime in and tell you how much fun I had this weekend! The girls were really well behaved and a blast to be around. I love all of their little puppy dog crushes. Oh, to be 12 again!

I vote that we make this a tradition.

brandy said...

Oh man, it sounds like a great weekend. And the pic you linked to is fantastic. Don't worry, I suck at snowboarding too. I'm apparently far too stiff. I'm thinking I need a few drinks before trying it again.

And I just finished watching OBAMA's speech. I dug it- liked that he tried to combine his policy talk with the inspiration talk but seemed kinda long- even for someone who loves listening to him talk. I thought Hillary was in poor form not thanking her voters or congratulating him on the win. And could John McCain come out any harder against OBAMA in his own speech?! Texas and Ohio are definitely going to be interesting!

AaroN said...

It seems like everyone is going skiing... maybe I am missing something? Yeah, the warm weather. :P

(My personal favorite phrase to make fun of is, "This tastes like shit." It always begs the question...)

Ys said...

aww yeah i remember my little sister being that age. so much giggling ;) makes me miss it a bit actually.

i'm glad you all had such a great time! well done you for making a pizza from scratch - i wouldn't know where to start!