Today’s Positive Note: I have really strong legs, arms, and abs, and this makes me pretty good at cross-country skiing. I am also brave and not afraid to go down hills. I think my “running muscles” help a lot with skiing. I actually like all winter sports, and would love to downhill ski more often, but I do not live near mountains.
Camera mission accomplished! I got a wonderful new camera today at Best Buy. This is actually my first ever digital camera, so I am super excited. I’ll probably be posting lots of random pictures today. However, I accidentally fell on top of my computer yesterday (I am a klutz who can fall onto anything), and the hinge, which was already breaking, is now fully broken. I took it to Geek Squad and they said I need to back up my hard drive, give it to them tomorrow, and they’ll send it out, and it will come back in two to three weeks. Gah! What will I do without my computer for that long?!?!? Thankfully, my school has good computer labs, and I will be able to email, blog, and do my schoolwork. But still, I like having my computer in my room.
Yesterday, my sister, my cousin, and I made chocolate chip/peanut/cinnamon cookies from this Martha Stewart cookie book. They tasted a little bland/dry for some reason…We also watched Up, which is my favorite animated movie ever. It is adorable and quite touching, actually. Today I had pancakes with peaches, yogurt, and flax for breakfast. It fueled me through another great afternoon skiing adventure! When I got back I had hot chocolate. I LOVE hot chocolate. It’s by far my favorite drink (I even drink it in the summer time too). I usually use nestle packets or Land O Lakes flavored packets, but I almost always stir in pieces of dark chocolate or chocolate chips. It makes a little melty surprise of chocolatey goodness at the bottom. Awesome. What’s your favorite seasonal food or drink?
I spent the evening with one of my best friends from high school. We went to a meeting for the local college writing club. I was really involved in writing groups in high school, and the same people are in the college group now. I really miss the people, but I also miss the open, calm, stimulating atmosphere that writing groups gave me. I loved workshopping pieces and performing them. I even got to travel to New York and California for poetry competitions. Those events form some of my happiest high school memories. What childhood memories do you happily recall? I have several others, including swimming across a three mile lake at my favorite summer camp when I was about 11 (I was a swimmer then, don’t worry), making elaborate gingerbread houses with my mom on snow days, and setting the toaster on fire with my sister when I was about 7.
More pictures and half-marathon training info to come tomorrow!