Full Circle

Hello friends, and welcome back to another week of writing prompts! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Productive? Did you get to relax, maybe finish that book you’ve had on your bedside table for a month now?

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Twitter prompt wrap-up, this was a special weekend for my husband and I. We’ve been a couple for 10 years! A whole decade! That’s wild! Ke$ha’s Tik Tok was top of the charts, James Cameron’s Avatar was still top at the box office, and the Winter Olympic Games were happening in Vancouver when we first got together!

We’ve celebrated 2/22 as an anniversary for so long that despite having a new, actual wedding anniversary, we still like to mark the February date, especially this year. Somewhere along the way, we began a tradition of going skiing on our anniversary. I hadn’t been in years, and he wanted to give it a try, and we were living way up north of the Adirondacks, so we had ample mountains to choose from.

When we eventually got engaged and started looking at wedding venues, we knew we wanted to get married in the Adirondacks because we’d spent so many years in and around them. It just made sense to have the wedding there. We found a lovely venue in the heart of the park. A ski resort that hosted weddings during the summer with an option to have a ceremony at the top of the mountain! Of course, we went that route. And it was a blast. Everyone loved riding the ski lift up to the top and the view was just stunning. (The mountains were beautiful too. *badump tsh*)

We’ve talked about going back for a visit ever since. To take the time to actually enjoy the town and the trails and the lakes. But it wasn’t until a couple weeks ago when we decided we wanted to take a long weekend to disappear that we remembered the mountain we got married on also has actual skiing in the wintertime and that we have a quasi-tradition of skiing on our anniversary.

We spent most of the day on the slopes, and it was a beautiful day for it. Temps just shy of 30F, partly cloudy, not too much wind. We got to explore most of the green and blue trails throughout the day. He’s still very much a newbie on skis and still has to work up to trying the blues, but he’s getting better. It also isn’t a very big mountain, just shy of 800 ft if I remember correctly, so it’s basically just right for him.

One of these days we’re gonna get our own dang skis so that we can go as often as we want. I hurt too much after one day of skiing and I wanna build those muscles back up but it is too expensive to rent equipment every time we go. It’s also just an exhilarating way to get some exercise during the winter. I don’t like running in the cold, but I will throw myself down a mountain repeatedly to get the same high.

After skiing, we went back to the lodge and got freshened up for dinner. We went back to the resort and had dinner at the restaurant where we had our rehearsal dinner and wedding catering. The food was just as phenomenal as I remembered. The chef was the runner up in the 4th season of Hell’s Kitchen and everything he makes is amazing.

We didn’t get to see him this time around, but we did see the owner. She had been sitting right behind me all through our meal and I didn’t even notice. She recognized us from our wedding and even gave us a complimentary dessert! She asked us how we we’ve been, how the skiing was, how dinner was, etc. Told us we have to come back in the summer again, since she knew we didn’t really get to experience it all the last time we were there. She’s the most down-to-earth person I think I’ve ever met and I can’t wait to go back.

Alas, we couldn’t stay forever. We had a family dinner to attend this afternoon, and he had class in the evening, so we’re back home. But I’m still taking tomorrow off to recuperate. I’m not kidding when I say everything hurts, haha. Used muscles yesterday that haven’t been worked in over a year. Plus, it’s gonna be super warm here tomorrow. Spring-like, even. It’d be a crime to go to work when it’s that nice out.

Of course, I’ll probably just open the windows and spend the day at my desk anyway. I’ve got a lot of writing I want to do. Had a new project pop into my head while we were up in the Adirondacks and I’m trying to work out where to slot it into my WIP priority list. First I should probably make a WIP priority list…we all know I’m not a very good planner, haha!

Anyway, speaking of writing and planning, here’s the prompts for this week.

376. On what occasion do you reward yourself and what is your reward?
377. What part of your future are you most certain about and what part are you most unsure of?
378. Have you ever had doubts about something and went ahead with it anyway, if so how’d it turn out?

Oh man, I feel like those are all really good essay prompts and here I wanted to get back into the short stories this week. Well, however they play out, the key is I’ll keep writing every day.

It’s been a long couple of days, and I’ve learned I do not sleep well in a king sized bed. I’m so happy to be home with my queen bed and my cats and cannot wait to go to sleep with no alarms set to wake me. That’s really the best part about vacation, after all. No alarms. Have a great night! See you again real soon!

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