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Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Monday!

I know I usually post some funnies on Monday mornings. However, this morning I want to keep it real. I've got a funny of my own for today.

First off, though, I want to thank you guys for putting up with my downer on Saturday! And thank you so much to everyone who commented and offered their support and love and prayers! I really feel like I've made some friends here! I am totally overwhelmed by the community of blogging. People who don't blog truly don't know what they are missing! 

Now, on with the show.

I told you last week about my antics on the ski hill.  I also told you there were two stories on that weekend. What follows, is the second.

Jody and I were heading up the chair lift. (What is it with the combination of chair lifts and young imaginations??? Sheesh!)  The darned chair lift would stop at the same place every frigging time up!!! So, we joked that we should just jump and save ourselves some time! It was very close to the top, and was probably about 10 feet down only, into a snow bank.  Haha, we laughed.

Then the next time up, it stopped again.  And we sat. And we sat. And we sat.  And finally I said, lets do it! Jody promised that if I went first then she would follow. Okay.

Down I went. My ski came off, but I quickly put it back on and looked up to encourage Jody. She wouldn't jump! She chickened out! 

There I was about 50 feet away from the top of that hill, with the attendant looking at me angrily! There was NO WAY I was going to walk all the way up there and face him!

So I proceeded to V-walk my way out of the mess that I was in.

The only problem was that we hadn't noticed on our multiple times up that chair lift that the run was closed. I was stuck on a run that had almost no snow. Now what?

I cried and crawled and half skied wherever I could.  Walked down parts. Finally I joined up with a real run with snow, a black diamond of all things, and managed to get my sorry self down the hill, much the same way I did the snowless route.  Crying and crawling. And at some point, I probably peed my snowsuit out of fear!  

And then I went back up again in hopes of avoiding Jody.  I was SO MAD! Furious in fact! I skied by myself all day, but joined the family in the chalet for supper and would barely look at her.

Apparently she got in heck from the attendant when she got to the top. She told him that we were swinging it and I just fell out! He knew she was lying and said that if we did anything like that again, that we would be kicked off the mountain!!!

I was incredibly happy that she got in trouble.  She was a very good girl and rarely did anything wrong.  For her it was probably comparable to my ordeal! I was thrilled that she got in heck! lol  It was only fair after all!

Have a great Monday!

12 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

Oh no, you poor thing - what a story. Well you made it and showed everyone anyway. I bet your daughter felt bad too. i have to say I wouldnt have the guts to jump I dont think. I say good on you - great post. Glad things are positive.

Betty said...

Are you still friends??!

careysue said...

You sound exactly like me!! I so would of jumped and my friend would of done the same thing only she would of laughed her head off.

I had the same reaction Lilly's Life did...You poor thing...I felt myself welling up for you, I definitely would of jumped with you!

Glad you're feeling better by the way!

Ronda's Rants said...

Sorry Rhonda...you would have so been on your own..I am afraid of heights...then again I am not sure I would have been on the lift in the first place!!!
I hope you and Jodi are still friends... she sounds like fun! We already know you are!

jill jill bo bill said...

Too funny! And you are so much braver than I am. I hated getting off the lift. My mantra was "Please don't let me fall. Please don't let me fall. please..."

Anita J. said...

OH I can just picture you crawling and crying in your skis. That sounds like a scene from a movie! Funny that you were glad she got in trouble, too. Goody Two Shoes catches the heat while you cry and crawl down a black diamond slope. Beautifully funny.

wy-not said...

Oh you little bugger. There's a good reason why moms don't always know what their kids are up to. You're lucky that fluffy-looking snowbank under the lift wasn't a big jagged pile of rocks, kiddo! And I'm lucky too. I'd have hated to come see you in a cast in the hospital; the staff would have looked at me funny when I kicked your injured ass all over again. LOL.

Rhonda said...

Oh, my mother knows how to show the love, doesn't she? Is it any wonder I'm as messed up as I am??
And I totally love how Anita worded it! She made it funnier than I did!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm glad you can still laugh with all you have going on! I couldn't survive without humor.
Funny story too!

Blog Stalker said...

That is the kind of experience that actualy probably strengthens friendships. As long as they make it through the experience that is. lol

Great story, thans for sharing.

Melissa said...

Wow...what a story!! Sorry you got stuck up there by yourself... but it sounds like you made the best of it!! But, omg, if i ever ended up on a black diamond, I'd die---I swear I could barely get down a green on a snowboard!!

Happy Monday

Mamahut said...

That's too funny! I accidently got on a black diamond run up in Telluride...it was not pretty. I did the exact same thing, I cried all the way down on my butt with my skiis tucked safely under my arms. sheesh.