A Moment of Sun
My parents arrived on Saturday to see Sage and spend a spring week in Park City. We did the Smith’s rotisserie chicken and some taters thing last night, watched Forbidden Kingdom and off they went into a blizzard to get back to the Westgate Hotel. The call came just minutes later.
Ryan took off (in my car 😉 ) with a shovel in hand to dig them out. My mom said she drove the rest of the way back to the Westgate at about 5mph and whiteknuckling all the way. Poor people. Coming from San Diego, they’re not used to winter driving. To them, this is ‘bad’ weather. To skiers, we’re in heaven. But, careful what you wish for.
I begged for “one more powder day” and I got two weeks of it! Ryan even took a vacation day from work to play in it last week. I’ve skied three of the best powder days of the season last week at Snowbird – even filmed at Brighton with Ritchie on Friday with waist deep swirling around me. Yeowza. The driveway had to be plowed three times in the last 24 hours. Need I go on? By Saturday, I was definitely ready to spend the day on the bunny hill with Sage and watch the pond skimmers.
Props to Ryan for being a major gentleman and rescuing my folks when they got their rental car stuck in a snowbank last night. The snow got deeper and deeper throughout the day and, instead of letting up like we thought, it got worse after dinner.Ryan was everyone’s hero. I stayed back to watch Sage and clean the kitchen. God how traditional does that sound? When it comes to digging and pushing out a car, he wins. I’m still not changing my mind about his assuming that my car is his (it’s not) or him wanting to lean on me before he tries to solve his own problems but I’m no longer angry.
Boy, was I fuming. I did wind up loaning him my car; he thanked me when he got home and I explained that it wasn’t the car but his eager willingness to inconvenience me without ever attempting to find a better option (like getting a ride from a co-worker). I told him all he needed to do was to show he had made at least SOME kind of effort. BIG BUTTON issue. I have enough to do in my life without having to deal with damage control of his issues too (at least not before he tries to take care of them himself). We’ll see what happens next time, of course, but today, he’s my dreamboat again.
Gotta hit the shower now.I took my parents snowmobiling at Deer Valley’s Garff Ranch and then we cruised through Kamas like tourists- buying home-smoked jerky and shopping at the New West Country Store. I dropped them at their hotel so I could grab Sage from the sitter’s, shower and head back out for dinner. Whew. The last time they were here (a year ago), they complained of boredom. This time, they’ll go home needing a vacation! 🙂