"Mom, I think you have a mouse in your house," the Boys said. Now normally that would have gotten me upset but I had other things on my mind. Ice.
We stayed at the Pendleton House. Everyone should stay here. Beautiful rooms, wonderful hosts, incredible breakfast and great conversation around the large dining room table with all the other guests!
We left at 11 am and headed out to see the vintage Navajo rugs. The weaving are incredible. The work and craftsmanship is beyond extraordinary!
Around 2 we finally left town. We didn't have plans but knew we wanted to head south towards home. Although we were two states away we had to make our way down at some time. It was beautiful outside. Glorious actually. Snow covered mountains as far as the eye can see.
But then the road got icier and icier and the temperature started to drop.
"What's that sign say over there?" My Faithful Sherpa said as he slowed down and veered slightly to the left. And then we slid.
I clung to the door handle yelling "Mike, Mike, Mike" as we slid closer to the edge on the wrong side of the road. "It's ok, I have control" he said calmly and confidently as he steered us back to our side. My heart was pounding, and my mind went straight to the what if's. What if we slid to the other side of the road and straight over the edge. What if we slid into the water. What if...
"Look Babe, look at the Elk and calf." Knowing that if he distracted me I'd start to calm down. "Uh huh" I said still clinging to he door handle. "Don't worry, it's ok. We are doing great. Why don't you knit." He always knows just the right thing to say!
This was my infinity scarf at the beginning of the ride. Two hours later it's done. I don't ever think I've knitted so fast in my life. But my Faithful Sherpa was right, knitting relieves my nerves and nourishes my soul, Especially in the most stressful moments!