We had a couple children spend the night with us last night. It gave their parents a chance to have some time to themselves. The youngsters had a good time. It was even fun for me. I even got to tell them about the rooster who thought he was useless and so ran away from home and caused all the animals to sleep in too late and miss their farm duties. They went to bed too late anyway.
When we all work the sky was white. They ran in excited about the fresh snow. They played outside, sledding, for a while, although we worried a tad. They were bundled but it was 7 degrees. And breezy. Can you say frostbite. We pulled them in before they got too cold.
Then, after dropping the two extras with their parents, we went skiing. We last a while. Our last run was a cheek biter, however. The sun had dipped behind clouds, the wind picked up, and brrr. We headed in after that.
The snow is pretty amazing–beautiful to look at and fun to ski upon. It was just right for a couple of beginning skiers. They did great today. Both of them seemed to take a significant step in their learning. That was good for my back. It won’t be too long before we can all ski together, and then they will leave us in a cloud of snow, zooming down the mountain.
This week it should get cold again. Way cold. Highs in the single digits for several days. That’s nuts. It is now zero. I’m thinking that early morning run in the dark before work just ain’t gonna happen. Some cozying in bed won’t be the worst thing. Maybe I will be a good husband and wake early to make coffee for my wife and to crank the fire to make a warm house. That will be as satisfying as a run. And no danger of frostbite.