Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fire Dancing & Snowboarding in Girdwood 1-14

Opps I have not posted in a few weeks. Took me 3 weeks to get to my normal self when I got the flu just before xmas. At least i was better just in time for fire dancing show. They came down from Anchorage again to entertain us out in the cold snow in mid January before our heatwave. Great variety of acts, even a belly dancing one They were near fire so I guess that kept them warm.  But now we are 54 deg, sunny and I am chillin with sandals and a t-shirt. So crazy.....No more snow and no more cross country skiing :(

Last weekend, I went to a nonprofit workshop in Anchorage and some Homer friends were up there too. We headed to Girdwood which is known for their ski resort. My friends snowboard frequently, but I have not been since i broke my ankle in 2008. I broke it good getting off the ski lift (soberly) of all things. So I took it easy, friends helped me get of the ski lift and I was pretty happy that I tried again.
We went for my first night ski and my longest run. Towards the end, i was on one side then switched going down the other. Somehow lost control, fell backwards but my wrist hit the hard ice first. Immediate pain and swearing at myself followed. Iced it and took it easy; xrays in Homer show I was lucky. Also it was my left hand so that was good news for me. Still healing slowly but should be ok.

Here's a few shots of Girdwood mts and peeps and a puppy. And, click here for pix and video of some winter fire dancing.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

December Shots and farewell 2013

Well December and 2013 is done. I am much better but not 100%. Been 2 weeks now! A cough lingers. Taking it easy, have not worked out in 2 weeks, no skiing, no late night weekends.

I am back at work and had a difficult time getting back to a normal sleep schedule and waking up before 8am in the darkness. But each day we gain a few mins of day light!
While the east coast got cold and got snow, the last few days is high 30s and rain. This translates to ice everywhere! We do not use salt. People describe driveways as glaciers!

If/when I get my own place, my driveway will be flat. The hilly ones are covered in ice and its scary to walk on, even with my awesome cleats! Oh and a garage would be so lovely. So many houses here do not have garages.

The whole town got sick except my roomies, so it's been quiet. A nice yet strange pace. We all hope for some snow and 20 deg weather to play outside. Been inside way too much. Here's an album of December randomness, some ocean and sun shots and my art project. Enjoy and Happy New Year!