Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year

2006 has been a great year with so many things achieved. It has been a wonderful prequel to

2007 - an even greater and better year

Join us in the adventure.

Health Happiness and Abundance in 2007

to all our readers.

Larry and Christie

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas Party

It is rare that I visit private homes. Steps, space challenges and lack of access to toilet facilities usually prevent such socialising. Tuesday evening was one of the happy exceptions in my life. Was it ever worth the effort!

Amputees on the Move held its Christmas Party at Dayna's place. It was a very cool evening following the snow dump on the weekend, the temperatures yet to get up to freezing.

We parked on ice (run-over snow) and enjoyed a journey along a cleared walkway to our destination. A ramp and willing helpers got me up the front steps and into the festivities. People everywhere, all excited. Great meal and present exchange, lively conversation. Talking in lively voice was the order of the day (er, night). Christie and I even learned a new game of dominos involving tiles going to 12s as well as a game board with trains. Technique, intrigue and skullduggery were all present. Always something new to learn in life.

Our group recently worked through our 2007 program. It includes movies, bowling, sled hockey (on ice), massage demos, performance coaching and fishing in a huge program to keep us all motivated to adventure for the year and beyond, really on the move. I can see all sorts of bonding and achievement occurring. Amputees on the Move is an awesome organisation always looking for new members.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Bring on the cool!

Who would have thought that an extreme dose of cool could be so much fun? No cold feet to worry about and lots of white stuff to play in.

I find that the scooter is a versatile vehicle in the snow that I am experiencing in SLC. New snow provides the challenge of bottoming-out (suspended with no traction) and drifts that have been meddled with by snow plows containing hidden icebergs of compacted snow provide excitement and noise. What fun getting from kerb to road - and back. Charge on!

Armed with a snow shovel on the scooter I become my own snow plow. All I have to do is get my hat and gloves on and get back in the sport before dark. Christie will be surprised at my ability - an will probably give me the job of keeping the driveway and paths clear for the whole of winter as well!