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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

So, I am home from Utah with a few more laugh lines and a bunch of great memories.  The skiing was fantastic.  I have never skied in Utah and now may have a new favorite spot; Alta Ski resort.  It is absolutely beautiful with wide open slopes and NO snowboarders.  Don't get me wrong, I think snowboarders are some of the coolest dudes out there.  But it was just so nice not to have the roar of that board flying up from behind you.  

I got stuck in that Nor'easter on the way home.  I flew into Atlanta on Sunday with no chance of getting out of there for a day or two.  I checked into a hotel feeling a bit sad and guilty for not being home.  Ready to burst into tears at any moment.  Fifteen minutes (okay two) later I was feeling like Iris (Kate Winslet) from The Holiday.  You know the part when she crawls into Amanda's fluffy bed and in her fabulous british accent says, "thank you, Amanda"!?! Well, I sort of felt like that.  Instead, I crawled into a fluffy bed and said "thank you, snow storm"!!  I stayed for 48 hours and it was a treat.  A huge treat.  I did a mud mask, a moisture treatment on my hair, read, slept, watched tv, went back to the airport to eat and walk around, slept some more, cleaned and organized every bag I had with me, made lists, lots of lists, and of course, knit. Made a baby hat, one toast and then ran out of the merino for my kusha kusha scarf.  I'm thinking the yardage on my merino cone was off.  Way off.  And will have to order more. 

Emily is hosting green week.  I love searching for color in my everyday living.  
Go ahead, look for a little green in your life.

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59 comments

  1. YAY! Glad to have you back! Can't wait to see some ski picures...I hope! Sounds like you got some well deserved Mommy time!

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  2. Leslie!! I would have met up with you at the airport!!!! Would have loved that!! Jan (in Alpharetta)

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  3. That sounds like heaven, especially for a mom with three kidsd!

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  4. Deborah beat me to it. I'm daydreaming about alone time in a hotel room already! Glad you made the most of your circumstances!!

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  5. Sounds like fun!! :)

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  6. Welcome Home! You exude the exhilaration of the time on the slopes, the warmth of friendship, and the sweet caress of an unexpected snowstorm. Green is perfect for this week...you are refreshed, invigorated, alive! We can all use a little green this week. Look and play!

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  7. How heavenly! I'm "green" with envy (friendly envy).

    I'm glad you had such a lovely time.

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  8. Have you ever tried Snow Basin in Utah? I don't ski, I knit in the lodges, but my husband does and he loved it there.

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  9. Sounds like a nice getaway! Glad you were able to enjoy yourself.

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  10. How restorative! A little vacation after your vacation. I bet you came home ready for everything ;)

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  11. Glad your home safe and sound. I'm jealous of the good skiing.

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  12. I totally get your hotel moment- we miss our homes and family- but then, time away is rare. sounds like a nice pamper and down time. Welcome home.

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  13. Glad to have you back, and I dig your doormat!

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  14. happy to have you home. bet the family missed you!
    love cleaning out bags...but not when i'm stuck somewhere! and thank goodness for traveling yarn ;)

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  15. Welcome home! I need to rent that movie again. Weren't the sweaters in it fabulous? And that little cottage - ah! And I ran out of merino as well. I think the pattern is wrong...

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  16. love that you got a 2 day bonus vacation and a fluffy bed. Sounds like fun to me.

    glad you're back safely.

    xxx

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  17. Welcome home! We missed you!

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  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Welcome back!

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  19. Oh, that's definitely the way to do it - a vacation to relax after the vacation! Kinda to ease the re-entry, if you know what I mean!

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  20. When I was traveling a couple of weeks ago I secretly wished that I would get stuck in NYC for a couple of days due to a storm and just hunker down and head to fabric shops and read. But no storm so home I came. It sounds like you enjoyed a couple days of pure deliciousness!

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  21. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and very relaxing and pampering bonus trip. Can't wait to see pictures! Welcome back.

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  22. It sounds like you had a great time. Glad you were able to enjoy some alone time--sounds like heaven:)

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  23. Welcome home. Though I'm a little jealous of your "vacation" in the hotel alone.

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  24. I see you still have two good legs (after a skiing trip)...sorry for the rough go. Glad that you had a nice time and that you returned safely to your family.

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  25. welcome home! so glad to know you made it home safely.
    i like alta, too. it's a fun place to ski. but telluride will always be my home.

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  26. Hi Leslie, nice to see you again, welcome back.

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  27. It seems the universe conspired to give you just what you needed! And there's no shame in gaining a few new laugh lines. I bet it makes you even more beautiful. :o)

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  28. LOVE that mat! Aren't unexpected days like that a blessing in dusguise? ;)

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  29. Great comparison to that movie! Welcome home - it always feels good to be back.

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  30. Wow! Two nights totally alone! I don't think I've been alone for two nights in years.... I'm pondering the whole thing in awe. Glad you had fun and gathered good memories!

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  31. Oh, no! You ran out of Habu!! How much yargade was in the cone? [From memory, it should be just under the amount of SSS.]

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  32. leslie, so glad you made it home okay. and the holiday....my favorite movie. i bet you are refreshed!

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  33. Are those Frye boots you're wearing? I'm dying to get a pair for myself. Do you love them?

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  34. Welcome home! Next time, I'm coming with you! It sounds perfect.

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  35. welcome back Leslie! :-)
    It seems your holiday has been wonderful!
    Sounds great the part of "take care of yourself"!! :-)

    Hope to hear from you soon again!

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  36. Welcome home ... Thanks for the Libby. I started on it ...all in the pink. Pink is my girlie's favourite colour, all has to be pink. Hope to finish in the near future. Enjoy being home again!

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  37. oh gosh! not everyone could so effectively make lemonade from lemons....but you sure did it with style! i can't wait to see what you made lists of to knit....

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  38. Sounds fabulous! And I am casting on for Libby at this very moment:)

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  39. Sounds fabulous! And I am casting on for Libby at this very moment:)

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  40. Oh, man! I hate running out of yarn! Welcome home. Glad you had a blast and that your travels were safe.

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  41. I'm glad you discovered Alta! I've only been there once or twice, but it's always fun to hear when people have been to Utah! (i'm from there!) How I miss the moutains...

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  42. You should see Alta in the summer. The wildflowers are AMAZING!

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  43. Glad the delay turned into a mini-mommy-vacation. I have three young ones myself and there are times I dream of being in a hotel room by myself. The yarn and movies are the cherry on top!

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  44. I live right down the canyon from Alta. One of our favorite places too. Glad you made it home okay.

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  45. I am glad you had fun-someday I will try to ski!:)
    How do I miss all of these color weeks!??!

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  46. you lucky dog; no kids, 48 hours, knitting, tv & quiet. I might check in to a hotel just to rejuvenate!

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  47. I love Alta. Our family goes to Snowbird every year and we always take the girls to Alta for their ski lessons. Its a wonderful laid back resort. :)

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  48. how lovely! Is that not one of the best movies ever?

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  49. that must of been hard wanting to go home and see your kids but couldn't, at least you got some knitting done...

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  50. that storm sounds like a gift in disguise!
    glad you had soem time to yourself too!

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  51. Your toes look like my favorite Frye boots.

    I admit to wishing for snow storms, closed roads, and even illness occasionally that would find me 24 or 48 hours of forced downtime.

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  52. i adore your green doormat. (we need a new doormat here. two, really.) i'm so glad you played along with green week! and that you made it home safely. xo.

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  53. Love your boots.

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