Thursday, February 13, 2014

At least we didn't get any ice

Sometimes you have to reeeeeeeeallllllly stretch to find something for which to be grateful.

Took this when I got up, about 6:45 a.m.
As both of you know, I'm pretty darned sick of winter. Our winter storm warning doesn't expire until this evening. The snow began to fall shortly after 3 yesterday afternoon and it's still snowing. We have nearly a foot of it right now. I'm going to have to exchange the plastic ruler for a yardstick soon.

Our electricity is still on. The heat pump is pumping, the water is running, THE COFFEE IS DONE!

And I have everything I need to make this. Heh.

The walking streak ended yesterday, after just 13 days. I simply couldn't force myself to walk outdoors when it was only 20° and I also couldn't force myself onto the treadmill or the elliptical. I'll be shoveling (and shoveling and shoveling) today, but there's not much point in starting that job until the snow moves on. 

Jen left a most sympathetic comment yesterday, and I do appreciate it. She's had to deal with a lot more snow than I have this winter. And we are of like minds: Enough, already! I am completely unmotivated to move my ass when it's this cold. I enjoyed walking one snowy day last month, but it would be pretty close to impossible to walk outside for pleasure today.


denise said...

I am not sure why, but I am not minding this winter as much as many others seem to - maybe it's because I don't really need to go anywhere most days, so it's not inconveniencing me too much - or maybe it's the novelty after having lived in the South for so long without real winters - or maybe it's that it has so far been coming in smaller, more manageable amounts at a time with a few days in between - but mostly I think it's that we've had a LOT of sun this winter.

What I was most dreading about winter in the Northeast was the almost constant grayness that I associate with it - so depressing to me! I am quite convinced that I suffer from SAD, although I've never been diagnosed per se. So having a lot of sun between the snow, has really allowed me to keep a cheerier attitude about it all - that and the fact that my mother is paying someone to shovel for us (she's afraid I will hurt myself if I do it - most of the time, that's an unfounded fear, and occasionally I have handled some of the lighter snows, but with the heavier snows, she might just be right, and I'm happy to leave it for someone else to do!).

But then, you have had heavier snows than we have experienced and being in the Middle of Nowhere probably means your mobility is limited for longer periods of time than ours is here between snows. So I sympathize with your winter frustration, but so far am happy to say I'm not (yet) experiencing it.

And, of course, I also have great cause to be grateful that I got out of Atlanta before this winter - what a mess! SO glad I don't have to deal with that.

Hang in there - Spring IS on its way - just must have misplaced its snowshoes!

Debbi said...

I'm glad you're enjoying winter ... it's a novelty I'm quite tired of by now. And I'm also glad you're not in Atlanta! What a nightmare they and the rest of the south has endured this winter!

Toledo Lefty said...

There is more snow on tap here today... BUT we have a warming trend predicted midweek. I am focusing on that.