December 6, 2023
Monday, November 27: First ski day of the season! Only one lift open and one run groomed, but it’s better than zero and zero. Mr. Karen wore some classic orange and blue Olin Mark IV skis from the late 1970s/early 1980s. Most of those have long since been trashed or turned into furniture or shot skis, but he put more modern bindings on this pair we got for cheap at a thrift store, and they’re back on the slopes when conditions call for that sort of thing. I chose my trusty metal Volant Vertex skis, which were also a bargain find. Those are much more modern than the Olins, from sometime in the early 2000s, but still get me some looks at times since they also are a vintage item.
Tuesday, November 28: While I went to do some things in town, Mr. K put up lights on our front balcony. We made the switch to LEDs this year, having found a bunch of sets on clearance after the holidays last year.
Wednesday, November 29: Went to the dentist for x-rays and a cleaning, had dinner in town with Mr. K, and then we finished our day with grocery shopping. It’s Snowglobe cider season again, and the store made a nice display for it.
Thursday, November 30: Was snowing lightly when I was leaving the village after skiing. That’s what we like to see.
Friday, December 1: Got some snow, which is extra fun with the lights shining through it.
Saturday, December 2: Mr. K put up lights inside the house, too.
Sunday, December 3: One of those ski days when the snow is flirting with becoming ice fog and it stick to one’s goggles and clothing, but it’s still fun to be out there.
On this date in 2022: Not My Childhood Wish Books
2021: Lunch and Window Shopping
2020: Thanksgiving Feast for Two
2019: Lost and Not Found
2018: A Slice of Urban Life
2017: When All Else Fails, Kittens
2016: Mo’ Driving
2015: And Then There Was the Rest of November
2013 & 2014: No journal entries
2012: Does Inspiration Have an Expiration Date?
2011: It’s That Time of Year
2010: Holidailies Redux
2009: No entry
2008: Crafty Doldrums
2007: No entry
2006: Amazing but True
2005: Sounds of the Season
2004: No entry
2003: Piling Off
2002: No entry