Tahoe was really great, Carrie.
I got new skis at the ski swap in October so this was the first time I got to use them! I really like them, and I had a blast. My brother drove down from WA so it was nice to visit with him. The skiing wasn't perfect (in fact they got two inches of new snow the day after I left!) but the skies were clear all day and the view of the lake was spectacular! I definitely got a "Rocky Mountain High" while I was up there!
Don't know if it was the alititude, the beauty of the mountains, being psyched about skiing, happy to see my brother, or a combination of it all, but I felt awesome!
I did miss the kids a little and I was glad to come back home, but it was so very nice to only have to worry about ME for a few days! Weird not to have so much responsibility, YK? DH was SO ready for me to come home!!!
We were at the grocery store today and as we were finishing up Zachary was starting to get edgy. On our way to the checkout line he starts yelling "Come oooooon! Let's go
, Honey!" I was laughing so hard. It's so hard to be "mad" at him when he's throwing a tantrum while calling you Honey...
Then while we were waiting (patiently) in line the kids found that horrible gum-in-a-tube crap. Zachary opened one and squeezed a little onto the floor before I took it away from him. When it was our turn in line, I handed the tube to the cashier and asked her to ring it up for us and then throw it away. She says "Throw it away? WHY?!? Is there something wrong with it?" Like, she was so amazed that I didn't want my kid to have junk. I'm standing there thinking "I have two crabby toddlers, a bunch of food to check out, and a child in a wheelchair, and you're arguing with me about the damn gum??? Just charge me for it and shut up!" But of course I was "polite" (in my own little way
That community sounds GREAT, punk!!! It sounds like just the sort of place I need, lol... My best friend always jokes with me that we need to hurry up and win the lottery so we can retire on our "hippie commune". A small community of famiy and friends all working and playing together harmoniously and peacefully. Sounds too good to be true, but I have faith!
I hope you find what you're looking for, Carrie, and enjoy yourself!
Rynna, I hope you're feeling ok...
Healing vibes to you, Mama.