Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Skiing and Medicine

Getting ready at the car.

At the table where we ate lunch.

Rachel on the slopes.

Bruce on the slopes.

Last Friday, February 10, 2012 Bruce and I went skiing. It was awesome! I have never been skiing- which may be surprising since I grew up in Colorado and attended college in Utah- and I had good time. Bruce has been many times so he taught me. We rode a lift to a slope with a green (easiest) and a blue (harder than green), but the green run was closed for an event so I had to ski the blue run. It went fine. I sort of fell off the lift when I should have glided off and I fell a half dozen times on the first run, but made it down and enjoyed it. Bruce was a great coach with enough advice that I improved, but not so much that I was aware of how slow I was going. We rode a different lift and did a couple greens, then did blue runs the rest of the day. By the end of the day I was confident on blue runs, sore, and satisfied. I am trying to convince Bruce to take me again... something about the price of lift tickets is holding him back.

Hailey has done some funny stuff recently. She's had some drainage in her eyes, a runny nose, etc so we've been giving her Tylenol before bed. When we were in the car one day, she said her eye hurt. I told her we'd get some medicine for her eye when we got home. When we got home Bruce gave her a medicine cup with the medicine. Hailey tilted the cup to pour the medicine into her eye. Bruce intervened before any damage was done, but had to laugh.