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Snowy Day

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I went to work. Worked. Then came home early with work.

We started off with sleet, about 6:00 am. The sleet turned into slush. Then, the snow came. So, the sleet is underneath the snow.

I know what that means! I will need to shovel the heavy snow removal later today. I like shoveling snow, but I do not like it when the slush is below the snow!

However, I expect that activity will do two things for me: burn up a few calories and put a few more step on my Fitbit!

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JTREMBATH 12/26/2012 2:58PM

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ARNETTELEE 12/26/2012 2:22PM

  Haven't experienced snow! Oh well, when you live in Hawaii (except the Big Island has it!), we don't know what it's like to live with snow.

How's the fitbit working out? I'm thinking of getting one but will wait a bit...any comments/reviews would be appreciated!

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CREEKLADY1 12/26/2012 2:18PM

  Love the snow but hate the mess!

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CREEKLADY1 12/26/2012 2:18PM

  Sorry but I posted this twice!
Love the snow but hate the mess!

Comment edited on: 12/26/2012 2:20:01 PM

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PATRICIAAK 12/26/2012 1:57PM

    Be careful and don't slip on any ice that lurks under the snow.

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A very fine day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

All three girls are here at the house. Gene is home. I am here. All is well. We had a fine breakfast (steel cut oats), brunch (eggs, bacon, coffee cake), and will have a good ham and roasted vegetables dinner.

All is well. All is well. Joy to all of us!

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NUTRON3 12/26/2012 7:05AM


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PATRICIAAK 12/25/2012 2:53PM

    Enjoy this blessed Christmas Day.

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WAY2GOCAT 12/25/2012 2:29PM

    Merry Christmas! All IS well.

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JAMBABY0 12/25/2012 2:23PM

    sounds great enjoy

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Nice day

Monday, December 24, 2012

All gifts are wrapped, dinner is getting on the stove right now (my youngest daughter is taking care of the chicken soup), and the family has all checked in.

There are only the five of us, as all of our relations live elsewhere. We are the ones that left home, yearrs ago.

I hope that the blessings that we received this year will be multiplied many times for all those that we know and love.

Best wishes, Sparkpeople friends!!

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GOLDENRODGIRL 12/25/2012 11:41AM

    It sounds so peaceful!

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PATRICIAAK 12/24/2012 10:01PM

    Blessed Christmas

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RAPUNZEL53 12/24/2012 6:40PM

  Merry Christmas!

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Good day

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Good day. All is well. Within range for everything EXCEPT, as usual, Carbs. Going to get some carbs. RIght NOW!

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EWL978 12/23/2012 7:11PM

    I'm gonna find out about those carbs one of these days...

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

I thought a bit about my post yesterday, and I realized that I am grateful and pleased about one particular thing.

I can drive in the snow! I grew up in southern California, and had virtually no reason to drivein the snow, as I am sure everyone understands.

However, I was forced to learn how to drive in the snow/ice back in 1990, when we lived in Texas. Talk about ice storms! I remember one time when my husband drove me back from East Texas State University, and there was BLACK ICE on all the roads. I was terrified, but he managed quite nicely. Although I STILL do not like black ice, I respect it and understand the dangers.

But then, we lived in Michigan for a couple of years, then Connecticut for a couple of years. Those two lovely states get snow every year. I remember the first time I drove in Michigan snow. There was about 1/8th inch of snow on the ground and I slid in my 1986 Dodge Colt about 2 feet when I tried to stop at an intersection. Well, well. That forced me to rethink my skills and attitude. Either I had to learn to drive in snow or not drive at all during the winter.

Of course, I learned how to drive in the snow. I am reasonably cautious, and hold a lot of respect for the snowy conditions. I slid off the road about 15 years ago, while we lived in north-central Ohio. It was one of those slow-motion situations. All was well, though.

Of course, in central Ohio, we still get some snow every year. This morning was no exception. The snow was only about 1/2 inch deep, but it had melted (!) and refrozen overnight. Thus: ICE on my driveway. We not only live on a minor hill, but our driveway is kind of steep. So, I got out the ice melt stuff. Scattered some of it on the driveway. Then, I had breakfast.

Excellent!! I was able to get out of the garage with no sliding, down the driveway with no sliding, and off to town to get some more food supplies.

YES!! I continue to be pleased that I gained another life skill simply because we live in a part of the USA that requires said life skill.


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PATRICIAAK 12/22/2012 9:33PM

    I too know how to be careful in the snow - what I don't like is ice.

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