The past couple of weekend have been pretty packed with activity.
Last weekend, we went on our semi-annual cross-country ski trip. Now a five year tradition, we always have a great time skiing out to a cabin with friends. The first step is going to a local Italian corner store that sells amazing sandwiches made fresh. For only $4, you can't go wrong! Haha...Can you tell I'm my mother's daughter? Step 1 - get food.
Oh oh...Walk away from the sweets.
Ok - temptation averted.
Finally, after spending the morning packing our stuff, getting our sandwiches and driving out the point where we park our car and begin our ski...we discovered that we had forgotten the ski boots at home. GRRR! It's like getting to your campsite only to discover that you forgot your tent. It just doesn't work.
After returning home and then back to the parking location, we headed out on our trek to the yurt (winter tent).
At night, the weather hovered around -26 Celcius. Enough to freeze our water as we skied in (don't worry - the wine didn't freeze). Thankfully, we were well-equipped with wood for the wood oven. It warmed up on Sunday to -16 Celcius.
You get a sense that you're by a lake, but the experience is entirely different in the winter and summer.
We spent the night eating, drinking, chatting, playing games, and sleeping. I brought my trusty pasta salad and Reeses Squares (a big hit).
This past weekend has been busy as well. Some highlights include trying out a new deli that serves an amazing smoked meat sandwich.
Yes, if you're wondering...that is TWO pickles instead of coleslaw. I love pickles, but coleslaw...not so much.
After lunch, we hurried back home so that I could finish a project I have been working on for the past month or so. Since the arrival of my friend's baby boy, I have been working on a baby sweater and touque. We had plans to meet up with these friends for dinner, so I was determined to finish up the sweater in time for dinner.
Success! It fits. Well, at least for a week. Ugh. It's a learning experience. I've already got another baby sweater started (for other friends that just gave birth to a baby boy) and I think I'm just going to make it for 12-24 months so that the baby will get some wear out of it.