Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I can Ski!

Wednesday is typically my day off.  I was hoping for a lazy day, but it wasn't to be.  I had my final Dr. appointment.  It took a chunk out of my day, but worth it to find out I'm just fine -  no more pneumonia!  I was told to rest, and rest I did.  I pretty much felt like I was decomposing.  Now it is time to get back to being active!

This time of the year, active means hitting the ski slopes.  There is definitely a lack of snow this year.  The ski areas in the Catskills say they have plenty, though.  Last year, my first day out I was able to get in 11 runs, from top to bottom.  This year, still being a bit winded from the pneumonia, I suspect I may only get 2 or 3 in.  We'll see...

In March 2009 we had a wonderful family vacation, skiing in Lake Tahoe.  Much to our delight, we arrived in the middle of a snow storm in the Sierra Nevadas and experienced almost 4 FEET of snow.  Skiing was phenomenal!!!  My new Nikon D60 got a great workout.  Yes, I ski with my camera.  We still had a professional shot taken at Heavenly Valley ski resort.  We rarely have one of the four of us together, so I treasure this one.

Because I do love the winter, one of the first digital scrap book kits I purchased from Scrap Girls was "Flake Flurry".  It had some lovely digital paper, elements and word art in cool blue tones.  So, as soon as we got home, I put together a very simple layout.  I didn't use any "techniques".  I just put a grungy frame around the main photo and a border separating the three photos I took at the bottom.  Then a few snowflake elements to add interest.  I was surprised at how quickly it came together.
I hope you all are enjoying your winter so far!

SkiChic,  Diane


  1. Love this page!! Wish my knees and back still allowed me to ski!! Getting old is horrible!!

  2. I miss skiing soooo much!! I love your page... gorgeous!!!