Don't Try Snowbording After 30!

Decorating By montanakate Updated 3 Apr 2006 , 8:23pm by rlm5150

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montanakate Posted 27 Feb 2006 , 10:47pm
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Not that this is a cake disaster, maybe a decorator disaster? Hopefully some of you can get a chuckle. The hubby and I decided to go away this past weeked, kids went to grandma's, and we stayed at a B&B. We didn't haveant speicif plans so we decided to go to the ski hill, actually I talked DH into it. I wanted to try snowboarding. He'd been before and he was up for it. I decided to get a lesson but It wasn't scheduled to start for a couple of hours. DH thought we could start on the bunny hill. Things were going ok, I thought I was doing reasonably well. Iactually made it on and off the chairlift 4 times. Well . . . . . you know where this is going. On the 4th run down I wiped OUT!!!!!!!!! I had one heck of stinger on my right hand. I sat for a while, while hubby consoled me. Well I tried to put my glove back on but it was agonizing and I was starting to notice a limp of the back of my hand. We took our boards off, walked down the hill, turned in the rental stuff, and then walked over to ski patrol hut. They pretty much confirmed what I was thinking, something was probably broken icon_cry.gif I got a ride in the sled further down the hill to the on-site clinic where x-rays confirmed 2 fractures in my right wrist!!!!!! Now I'm ina a cast and out of cake decorating comission for 6-8 weeks. I trying to sharpen up on my hunt and peck typing skills for my return to work tomorrow, ughhhhh!
I was having so much fun boarding i was really bummed to had to stop, but maybe it's a sign I don't need to pick up another hobby icon_redface.gif

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veejaytx Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 1:00am
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Hi Kate, sorry to hear about your "uh-oh"! Seeing the snowboarding on the Olympics I thought it looked like a lot of fun, but dangerous (at any age).
Hope your wrist does well, and your recovery time goes fast! Take care of yourself. Janice

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ps3884 Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 1:10am
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That's what you get for trying to have a weekend without the kids! icon_lol.gif I'm sorry to hear about your wrist. Try not to do too much too soon, or you could end up having more problems. Best of luck to you. I hope you heal well and quickly!!

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gailsgoodies Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 1:20am
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You poor thing!! I'm so sorry about your wrist!! At least you can tell the kids..."Don't try this!!" icon_smile.gif
Hope you heal quick!!

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thyterrell Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 1:22am
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So sorry about your hand, Kate. My husband was in Salt Lake City for a week at the end of January and tried skiing and snowboarding for the first time ever (at 44). He LOVED it - he is also very athletic. I, on the other hand, would be more like you and would probably have never made it to the 4th run! I hope you're feeling better soon!

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montanakate Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 1:42am
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Thanks you guys! I hope to be back to kinder and gentler things (like cake decorating) soon icon_smile.gif

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DiscoLady Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 5:25pm
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what a bummer! But hey at least you tried it. I went white water rafting for the first time at 44!! and I'm alive to tell about it!!

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Wandootie Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 5:34pm
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Sorry to hear that...sounds like you have my luck. Hey, age is just a number and the biggest risk in anything is not taking one, right? At least you had fun while it lasted. Good luck and I wish you a speedy recovery!


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Tuggy Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 5:38pm
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That´s the nightmare I´m always thinking about when we go skiing. So sorry for you and as ps3884 said: take your time until everything is really OK! Maybe you can tell your DH you need some new cake-decorating books for recovering icon_biggrin.gif

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onebigdogmama Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 5:38pm
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Sorry to hear about that neighbor. A gal I work with, her husband, did that up at Schweitzer Mnt in Sandpoint. Last run of the day and ouch! You did good on your typing. You'll have to train the kids to decorate and you can supervise. LOL. Hope you're feeling better! icon_biggrin.gif

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KittisKakes Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 5:41pm
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So sorry! icon_cry.gif My mom turns 60 this year and wants us (my two sisters and her two sisters) to go sky diving and white water rafting for her birthday. HMMM..we'll see.

Since you can't decorate for a while, at least you can spend some more time on CC! LOL! icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

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CakemanOH Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 5:43pm
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You could learn to decorate with your feet! icon_razz.gif thumbs_up.gif

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montanakate Posted 1 Mar 2006 , 3:44am
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LOL!!!!!! I only wish I was that talented!!!!!
Thanks again for the thoughts you guys I really appreciate it.

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rlm5150 Posted 3 Apr 2006 , 8:23pm
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You guys are too funny. I can relate to your disaster. I was sledding with my boys a few yrs ago on just a little bunny hill they had made and when I landed I cracked my tail bone. icon_cry.gif I think teaching the kids and supervising is a wonderful idea. Hope your healed up good now and back to the cakes.

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