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Slipping and A-Sliding, and Ice Gliding

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This morning Winnie and I went for our usual Constitutional walk. It looked like a nice day, so I wasn't really paying attention to where my feet were going.

But then Winnie slipped sideways. He never does that!

I very soon found out why he did it. There was black ice all over the driveway.

So okay. We would walk up the driveway (it's a steep one!) to the road, and we would stay on the grass.

Right. The GRASS had black ice on it too.

We persevered, and finally made it up to the road. Ah. This ought to be much easier!

Uh, not really. The road was covered with black ice too, and so was the grass along side it.

Those of you who know me and Winnie know we are not quitters. We kept on going, sometimes actually walking, most times slipping and a-sliding.

I tried doing a "skater's step", and found that my feet would actually glide along the top of the road.

Hey, wait a minute! Maybe this doesn't have to be so treacherous after all. I haven't ice skated in around 50 years. I wonder if I remember "how"?

So I let the leash all the way out and tried gliding with the other foot. Hey! It worked! I "skated" the rest of the way to the mailbox and back, a total of 1/2 mile.

It was raining when we left, but snowing by the time we got back. the hill down the driveway wasn't any better, and it is too steep to "ice glide", so it took us quite a while to arrive at the front door.

But we were smiling when we got home. I am not sure if Winnie was smiling because he was HOME, or if he actually had fun on the walk, but at least he got to do his doodie without falling over.

I came upstairs and did my first day of the 28 day Boot Camp DVD. Or perhaps I should say I did MY version of the first day.

Nicole looked all organized and together, like she knew what she is doing.

I, on the other hand, looked a lot like a frog in the blender. My legs and arms were all over the place, all akimbo, and even YeowLing didn't stay in the room with me, which she usually does.

But I kept on moving, so I am taking credit for it.

I have no doubt Nicole and this boot camp are going to kill me. I suspect she is from a different planet, in that she can do all these moves so smoothly.

I am going to go in to my quilt room and safely cut out another quilt to sew.

I wonder if they quilt on Nicole's planet??
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  • ESILBO
    emoticon GREAT BLOG, I WALKED TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY FOR TESTS AND IT WAS SO ICY, I CAME BACK WITH A CAB...TOO DANGEROUS, EVERY WINTER I FALL AND I PROMISED MYSELF, NOT THIS YEAR...LOL

    LOOKED AT YOUR WONDERFUL QUILTS, I USE TO DO IT AND I WANT TO START AGAIN...YOUR SARE REALLY SOMETHING, GREAT CREATIVITY, emoticon

    HUGS
    LISE
    1716 days ago
  • GETFIT2LIVE
    I'm glad you were able to keep your slipping and a-sliding and ice gliding under control! Hope you don't get TOO buried under the snow during this little Northwest weather event; stay safe and warm, but get those workouts in. I like the new 28 Day Bootcamp DVD, but I agree, Coach Nicole looks way more organized and together than me when I attempt to follow along. Maybe after I've done it a couple hundred times I'll get more coordinated; then again, maybe not!
    1717 days ago
  • RUFFIT
    Glad you did not hurt yourself!! Be careful!! Moni
    1717 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I am afraid of falling because of my hip but I can glide. LOL!

    Marty
    1717 days ago
  • PEGGIET
    Great blog! Got a few good chuckles - thanks!!
    1717 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    Trying to maneuver on ice is tricky business. I'm glad you made it safely!
    1717 days ago
  • GRANDMACOO
    I can only imagine how COLD it must have been that there was black ice to "skate" on....I am not sure I would have made it safely standing up!

    It sounds like a good day to stay inside and quilt!
    1717 days ago
  • MARTHASPARKS
    A frog in a blender! LOL! We should work out together since I look like a drunken Humpty Dumpty. Still, it can only get better, right? Right? Please tell me it gets better...
    1717 days ago
  • CHANSEN_20001
    Wow, sounds cold where you live!!!! Take it easy on the ice.
    1717 days ago
  • GRANNYSUE9
    Actually, it sounds like you had a good time. I use to ice skate too, but that was many years ago. Not sure I would try it again. Glad that you and Winnie had a successful walk and no one got hurt.
    1717 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Sounds like you had fun on your slip sliding trip to the mailbox. It was very cold when I was out for my early walk but I bundled up and was just fine. Shoveled our sidewalks and my neighbors between my walking trips. Just between us, and those who read this, my boot camp exercising probably doesn't look anything like what Coach Nicole is doing but it keeps me moving and I am definitely taking credit for it.
    ENJOY your Saturday. I am sure you will be the expert on cutting out that quilt!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen

    1717 days ago
  • SALSIFY
    Wow... 'skating' to the post box - you've got to be pretty co-ordinated to do that! It was pretty cold here in London when I took the dogs for a walk. They were running around on an iced up pond until I called them off as I didn't fancy having to wade in & pull them out if they got into trouble.

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    1717 days ago
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