- I didn't even bring my board, because a whole bunch of little aches and pains would only be exacerbated by snowboarding.
- My confidence on the board is shot after taking a whole season off.
- I had a million better things to do than sit in the lodge and do nothing while my family was having fun.
- I didn't want to be the support crew!!!
- I parked the car a mile and a half from the resort and had a beautiful walk back, listening to Windham Hill music and loving the snow, the trees, and the sunshine.
- Sitting in the lodge I took the time to read two wonderful books about how to eat -- books that I've owned for quite some time, but never taken the time to really investigate.
- I got to be a part of all the fun Tim and the kids had, by hearing about their accomplishments and just by being there.
- I shared my table with a man who was interested in what I do for a living.
The reason I bring this up is that when I was "just a housewife", people didn't know how to talk to me. I attended parties on more than one occasion, and felt invisible and mute. Much of this may have been my own doing -- I'm somewhat shy in groups of people I don't know. But the point is that something very cool happened today, and it would not have happened if it wasn't for my new profession. And that, friends, felt great!
My final "good thing" of the day was my slow jog (1-1/2 miles at 7000 feet altitude is HARD) back to the car, which I drove right to the snowbooted feet of my family at the bottom of Home Run. On and at In N Out for dinner, I ate exactly 1/2 of my cheeseburger, and 7 french fries -- victory!