I can’t wait for the snow to begin falling. There is truly something about snow, & cold weather, that gets the heart pumping, & makes you feel pretty upbeat. My children used to truly enjoy skiing, & they joined the ski club when they went to private school. My child broke his leg because he tried to do the black diamond slope before he was prepared. By the end of Winter, he was right back up there, & mastering the slopes all over again. I have a superb neighbor who did cross country skiing in the Olympics. He wasn’t a name that will truly be remembered, however he was able to make it to the Olympics, which is a sizable coup. He took me cross country skiing once, & though it looks fairly simple, it is certainly quite the challenge. I was so cheerful when I was able to get back to the chalet, & provide my leg muscles with some much needed rest. I sat in front of the sizable fireplace, & I let the soothing warmth seep into my legs, & soothe the ache. I found out that I entirely liked that fireplace, & I thought of it as being the best part of a skiing trip. I have a fireplace in my own dwelling. I love to go out in the snow with my grandchildren, & when it is time to come back inside, every one of us head right for the fireplace. Curling up with the soothing crackle of the fire & the heat pouring over you, lulls all of us to sleep, & it is the best ending to a cold, snowy day.