Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm on Top of the World

I'm on Top of the World
It was way back in the 70's, when I remembered this song, sung by the Carpenters, driving up to Sunshine, Banff, AB. When we entered the lodge this music was playing in the background through the loud speaker system welcoming us to the village.
This uplifting song has been a favorite and I've packed this CD for our road trip.


This was my first experience, introducing me to the world of skiing.
Every time I go up on a chair lift and see one mountain higher than the next buried with snow covered trees as you rise up above the tree line, the words are humming in my mind...
"I'm on the top of the world looking down on creation, And the only explanation I can find."
I continuously marvel with awe at God's creation. What a great way to connect with him.
It's inspiring and invigorating. There's a connection with sunny rays on my back and fresh powder up to my waist. It's exhilarating. The mountains are calling my name.
The SUV is packed, my coolers packed and so is my book, "The Shack".
The chickens are fed and all the animals have a warm blanket of hay. This was Big Mac's version of preschoolers watching the chicken farm, while we are gone, except that one child had to have a time out so he was designated to sit on the right hand corner post all alone.
(He was referring to himself) He's counting 5 more sleeps till he comes over again.
There's nothing like sitting around at the end of a day in a warm log hut with a stone hearth fireplace, sipping on a smooth hot drink laughing and sharing experiences of the days outcomes. The best part of all is sharing this with my happy man. We have both completed our winter projects (for now) and are ready to share some wonderful days skiing.
The weather outlook is perfect.

Oh by the way I packed my pedometer...I'm up to Lovella's challenge. Today I tracked 7682 steps...6km. Sorry I won't be able to meet you tomorrow. See you back in a few days.

Marg

2 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time, Marg! It looks like you should have nice weather too. So how does a pedometer track you on the ski hill?

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  2. Marg, It looks like you are having some specatular weather. I'm sure we're in for some wonderful pictures on your return.
    Skiing with a pedometer. There's a new one. I'm sure that you'll get plenty of excersice in.

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