I had kind of an epiphany today. I was lurking on these boards and saw a woman who is a skier. I reached out to her and we had a terrific conversation. Talking to her made me realize how much I *miss* skiing, what a crucial part of my life/well-being it was. How over the years dh and I put it on the back burner with so many responsibilities. When I first began to "fall apart" with a rotator cuff surgery in Fall '16, then the oh-so-painful knees I really did think this was the beginning of the end. But my epiphany is that the past few, hard years are just another chapter. After that, I will turn the page. I'm like an old house being lovingly restored, or a car that has to be garaged for awhile while being brought back to its former glory. But I'll be back. With skis on. Babette PS The MANY videos of grownups skiing and some other women's ski message boards have helped this motivation along! Just though I'd share.