We’re pregnant! Okay, that was mean. We aren’t pregnant at all. I really need to stop doing that, otherwise you probably won’t believe me when the time comes for a real baby announcement. While there aren’t any babies in our immediate future, our life is about to get a heck of a lot more expensive.
For the first time since I graduated high school, I am going to be in the Pacific Northwest for an entire ski season. I’m freaking pumped. I haven’t skied more than once or twice in a season in nine years. NINE YEARS!!!!
Obviously San Diego living isn’t the most ski-friendly environment. Sure, there is Big Bear, but who the heck wants to drive 4 hours to ski on man-made snow? Not I.
Last night, I hopped on the Stevens Pass website to see what a lift ticket is costing nowadays. The numbers aren’t pretty:
Ugh, sixty-five smackers to enjoy a day on the slopes? Is this a joke? I coulda swore in high school the tickets were like $35. And I think gas was $1.23/gallon too. My how the times have changed.
I’m going skiing…a lot. Even if that means we’ll be $1,000 poorer this winter because of it. Sometimes ya just gotta spoil yourself, ya know? Now I just have to ask the other half if that’s cool with her. The Nordstrom sale is coming up soon, so my guess is she’s gonna negotiate an epic shopping spree in to this deal. Darn you Girl Ninja and your Jedi-mind tricks!
What are some of your “expensive” hobbies? Do you partake in that activity as much as you’d like (rock climbing, yoga, photography, etc) or do you cut back in the name of frugality? How the heck do you people in the midwest survive a cold winter, but no mountain to ski on?!
Here’s a picture of me getting nasty on some skiboards a few years back: