Sundance Is Coming
OMFG. I just break through the holidays only to realize that the Sundance Film Festival, The SIA Show and The OR Show are about to wrestle me to the mat. ARGGGGGHHHH! I just got over the most evil cold. Congestion, chest cough, drippy nose. Then I wind up with food poisoning from the chicken tortilla soup at Loco Lizard, recover the next day only to drive to Jackson Hole for the week. When will it end? Some of you will probably offer no sympathy. After all, why should I whine from skiing 8 days of the last 10? There are worst things to happen to a person. But friends, family, super cold weather and burning the candle at the ends and in the middle destroy your psyche no matter whether you’re playing or working. Plus, I was doing both. Skiing by day, writing by night. and worse- by morning. Sometimes I would finish at 3 a.m., crawl into bed only to wake at 8 to head to the resort. I paid for that and now I’m terrified of a repeat performance. Sigh. A high has set in, causing zero new snow and warm temps. Good news for Sudnance attendees; bad news for locals hungry for more pow. Like a vampire that ha smelled fresh blood, we’re ready to ravage.
I will say, though, the economic times have taken their toll. Sundance starts Thursday and all is a bit too calm in town. Where anticipation should be building along with traffic, tonight felt like any other. Traffic into town was manageable, restaurants had seating and I had no trouble finding parking on Main. We’ll see if that changes in a day. If you’ve always wanted to attend Sundance, this may be the year. I hear many of the shows still have tickets available, there are vacancies everywhere (especially after Jan. 20) and deep deep discounts as renters struggle to get at least something for their condos.
Chnaging the subject, Sage just came back from checking out pre-schools at the PC Moms preschool fair. I can’t believe she’s ready for something formal but by next August she’ll be three and that’s the time- supposedly. Man, I’m not looking forward to shelling out that kind of cash. But it’s for a good cause we tell ourselves. The place I’d really love to enroll her wants $1100/mo! That’s about as much as I make in an average month. Makes you seriously consider home-schooling. Perhaps I’d make more once she’s in school full-time and then cost would even out. Hmmm. For now, she’s a bright young sprite with a zen for fishies, butterflies, hearts, Finding Nemo and Cars, and realityTV dance shows. She loves bread with peanut butter, eggs (scrambled and hardboiled), graham crackers, bananas, baths and putting diapers on all of her stuffed animals. She wears jeans and dresses equally but demands her Roonwear ‘face’ socks; and at night she insists we turn on her starlight globe (purhcased for .50 at a yard sale last summer) before we kiss her goodnight and shut her door. She still sleeps until 9 or 10 am and takes 2-3 hour naps inthe afternoon- hate me yet? 🙂