Damn. I missed first tram. Again. It leaves the station on weekends at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH at 8:15 am and for the past decade I’ve been on it. This morning there’s a little layer of new snow. “Freshies” we call it. I love skiing freshies from first tram – there’s no real sound but the skis moving through the snow, pushing it out of your path. The cold crisp air feels great on your smiling face. These are my favorite ski mornings.
Since I can’t rush to first tram this morning, I can sit here and enjoy the Freshies out my window. The flakes are still falling down and the quiet pierces the air. I’m trying to find the silver lining in the cloud that is my season of not skiing. Knowing I’ll be stronger and pain free next year.
2 1/2 weeks until Total Knee replacement surgery. I won’t lie – it hurts. Rolling over in bed hurts, getting in and out of the car hurts. Walking hurts. Finally it seems that the RA flare that has been with me for 6+ months has moderated a bit. I can open jars again, and cut food without wincing. Of course starting in 5 days I have to start weaning myself off my meds prior to surgery. That will be challenging as well. But I’m willing to take it if it means “freshies” next ski season.