I am in Colorado for a conference now – at a ski resort up in the mountains. It’s so beautiful! It’s nearing the end of their ski season but there’s still a ton of snow around and plenty of people out enjoying it. I haven’t seen snow since I was 5 years old, so it’s a bit of a novelty to me. Whilst I am not going to go skiing (it’s a conference, I have to work, so a day’s lift ticket is kinda wasted, plus I’m overseas and haven’t skiied before and don’t want to break a leg) I am definitely still enjoying this “winter wonderland”. Today on our afternoon break I went for a trail walk in the woods. It was so lovely, hearing my boots crunch on the ground, watching a squirrel, being alone with my thoughts in a really beautiful place. Although I did sink in up to my knees when I stepped off the path to try and grab a picture of a stream of meltwater. Oh well. I also made a snow sloth. But it was cold so it’s only small.
Oh yeah, and the conference is good too, some great talks blah blah blah.
Gif credit: OMG Sloths in Space
Yesterday I left my US family, who I hadn’t seen in many, many years. I got to spend 4 nights with them and even after all that time they were so amazingly welcoming, lovely and, well, “home”. It was sad to leave. There were a few tears on the plane. Hopefully some day soon I can get back over here – it’s just such a long way.
NFL Super Bowl! Nah, didn’t watch it. Maybe I’d be more likely to if this was the actual half time show:
I have a very good and beautiful friend over in the USA for a few years of work. I miss her a lot She sends me postcards from all over the country, I get very jealous! Last week I got this cute little letter and sloth sticker present in the mail, which is now on my fridge. Snail (or sloth?) mail is so underrated in these days of immediate communication!