Today is DENTAL WORK DAY – all in capitals, because I’m getting two crowns and some gum shaping done this morning and I am not looking forward to it. On the plus side, now that B. and I are on each others insurance I’m getting about $3000 worth of dental work for $100 – so at least I don’t have to pay much to have two teeth ground down into nubs so they can attach porcelain falsies to them at a later date. Ugh.
I forgot to mention yesterday that on Sunday I went snowshoeing for the very first time. Of course being Vancouver, it was pouring rain on top of Mount Seymour due to the warm-up we’ve had lately… but since we had to take M. up there for skiing lessons anyway, it just seemed like time to try it out. At first I was feeling disgruntled about the weather, but once we got those contraptions strapped on and were heading down to the trails – I just stopped caring. After all, I always travel with a dry change of clothes in the car when I’m hitting the trail – just in case.
So, turns out I really enjoy snowshoeing almost as much as I dig hiking and the snowshoes weren’t nearly as cumbersome as I thought they would be. Not only that, but in colder weather Mt. Seymour has a nice little network of looping snowshoe trails (due to trail closures we ended up just doing the main loop twice which took an hour and a half). Snowshoeing is definitely more tiring than hiking though – where I can hike easily without a break for 2-3 hours, I was feeling pretty done at the 1.5 hour mark – and there is a lot more thigh muscle workout going on too.
I am hoping that when we take M. back to skiing lessons in two weeks that weather has gotten a bit colder again and the snow isn’t quite to sodden and dirty. Of course just last week was brilliant snow-shoeing weather! It’s only mid-January though and we’ve got at least three more months of potential good snow on the North Shore – so I think we’ll definitely be doing some more of that this winter – and maybe even some nighttime shoeing up at Cypress (the chocolate fondue tour looks like a good Saturday night outing to me….).
Oh, but before any of that goodness, I’ve got an appointment to keep. Yuck.