Crohn'snme - surgery is scheduled for 10:30 am tomorrow. Bring it on already, I say. (in other words, just get it over with).
I'm glad you love skiing. I started when I was ~12 and hope to get a senior discount one day (I think you have to be 75). I was a ski instructor for many years, but in rinky dink little ski places in southeast Michigan. I wish I had moved out west after college to be a real ski bum and taken more time off before I plunged into adulthood. Oh well. I now coach skiing for the special olympics (locally) and take a ski trip every year. This year it was Telluride. I'm going to think about skiing in the mountains when I nod out into lala land tomorrow. I hope to make it to Sante Fe this summer. My husband and I want to check it out as a place to retire one day. It's close to skiing for me, and my husband can golf.