Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A stink bug??!!

I was enjoying a nice bowl of ice cream with tons of whipped cream last night when there was an unusual crunch followed by a weird / gross taste... what the... ??? legs??? stink bug??? Ach!!! Ick!!! ptttt pttttt ptttt .... that's me spitting, wiping my tongue off and freaking out. In the mean time handing the bowl to Chris who was totally puzzled by what I was doing... he threw the remaining ice cream in the trash I have no idea how or when the bug landed on the food. Note to self: Pay attention to each bite you take even while watching TV!!
Plus, there was another one sitting in the kitchen sink as I was being totally grossed out. I guess the warmer days are bringing them out of hibernation. When I see them from now on, they are soooo outta here!
Have you ever wondered why birds don't just eat the stink bugs when they're all over the place? Now I can tell you, they taste bad! I wanted to go make myself throw up I was so grossed out. Didn't do that, that's gross too! It may be a while til I eat ice cream again!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Josh's day or "You're going to have to come with me"

As the kids were out and about on the slopes this morning Josh's instructor found me in the lodge and goes, "You're going to have to come with me"!!!?? Oh... this can't be good... Josh fell while trying to get on the chair lift and clunked his knee - when they told him he'd have to ride back to the first aid station he was so excited that he was jumping up and down - okay, so I guess the knee can't be that bad. Once they brought him down in their SUV - with him goofing around with the radio along the way - he laid down on the cot and told us his head was hit by the chairlift... he had his helmet on and we could only find a small scrape on it but in the mean time Josh was quizzed about where he is and what day it is - he actually remembered so he seemed fine. The instructor's advise was to let him sit with me, Nana and Poppop through lunch to judge how he seemed but to think twice about possible knee injury and putting him back out on snow that was accumulating rapidly. Apparently this storm was supposed to create two- inch snowfall per hour! I haven't seen any statistics but I believe that this was a significant storm just from watching it come down all day.
So, he was really disappointed that I made the call to keep him in for the afternoon but the slopes are supposed to be groomed and nice tomorrow and it looks like the conditions will be great. Late today it was more like ice pellets than snow but it seems like things are getting better and at least we didn't have all ice like Pennsylvania.

Dima's day

Dima went on a Double Black Diamond with bumps today for one of his afternoon runs. There was no one else in his class so essentially he ended up with a private lesson. We sat with him and his instructor at lunchtime and the instructor asked me how tired I wanted him at the end of the day and I told 'em to have at it... bwaaahhhaaa - they went out all afternoon and then met up with Chris and then Chris and Dima went back out. Yes, they'll all be tired tonight.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wanna go in the hot tub?

So...as we're winding down from a day on the mountain Josh is hanging out with a four year old family friend and he sidles over on the couch as they're watching Princess videos and asks --- so , do you wanna go in the hot tub?... Okay... knowing Josh I'm not surprised but then he goes - she has an extra bed in her room and said I can use it... oh geeze!