I’m doing something right now I very rarely do in the mornings. I’m taking a little time to “coast.”
Last week, Annie told me she got up early, made some coffee, then went back to bed with her mug and did some reading, perused Pinterest and relaxed a little while longer before actually getting on with her morning routine before work. She said her grandfather called it “coasting,” and that’s exactly what it is. (And when you tell people about it, you need to spread your arms out like an airplane, so they understand exactly what you mean.) You could coast for 10 minutes or for a whole day. Today, I’m going to keep my coasting to maybe an hour and a half.
After a wild snowstorm hit Boston yesterday morning and M thought it best to fly out of town early, in order to guarantee she’d be able to ski Colorado by Saturday. She arrived in Mile High around 7 p.m. and I’m so glad to have her. We had a pint and pizza at our pub down the street and were tucked in by 11. Overnight, I felt very hot and opened the window in our bedroom. Though it’s VERY chilly now, it’s just right under the covers. Everything looks white from here in bed. The sky out the window and the walls. Songbirds are chirping in the early morning white and the cold air smells like snow.
This weekend, as M and I make our way to the high country, the state expects another winter storm. I welcome it.
Because I’m coasting and very relaxed, here are some photos from our weekend in the Fraser Valley a few weeks back.
Apres ski on Saturday we took a lovely drive through the valley.
We drove until the road ran out.