The way the strong winds swirl around my apartment, I always end up seeing mini tornadoes in front of my window when I am exercising on the elliptical.
This mountain of snow comes up to the height of my window ledge, maybe three feet. Its fortunate I seem to have no problem with flooding in spite of the flat ground.
My little garden by the tree will get a nice bunch of moisture to get it growing when ever it decides to melt. At -9 F (-23C) that won't be any time soon.
If you have good resolution, perhaps you can see how the snow has been pushed into waves like an ocean:
Unfortunately, the sunshine did not last and by the time I was done 60 min of elliptical intervals and 45 min power walk with weights, it was gone. I had gotten no sleep last night and struggled to make it through my exercising. I quickly had my fruit shake (vanilla protein powder, blueberries, peach slices and banana with soy beverage) hit the shower and hit the sack. As I had forgotten to take my fosavance yesterday, I did so this morning and it made me late for breakfast.
I hit the sack at 11 am and was pleasantly surprised by a phone call from my oldest nephew!! He was thanking me for the Air miles gift, even offering to reimburse me because it took 6000 miles, but I said no. We then chatted a little, and I found out he may becoming to the city to get one of his eyes redone (He had the laser surgery, but one wasn't quite 20 20) He said the Docs said this happens frequently and they can usually get it the second time around. They are guaranteed for three years, so you can get it redone in that period. Might as well not waste it. I was pleased to learn he still has an interest in curling. Its great that he will get out and do something social and active. He does have a lot of work on his house though -his roof leaked, staining the new walls he had put up :( He has got most of the cabinets in. But he will have to get another sump pump for his basement as the old one burned out -he has a low water table so needs to keep this up constantly. Being the zombie I am I wasn't awake enough to remember its his 24th birthday, and when I finally did and called him back (I never even had his cell phone number until now), he was away from it :(
I took my methotrexate last night and it seems to have given me a boost and I was able to do my morning exercise without a painkiller. But I have developed a angry red rash, so it looks like I may be reacting to one of my painkillers :( I know when my Dr. restarted me on the slow release narcotic, I got a red rash on my legs that did go away after a few days, This is weird as I have been on it before, and at a much higher dose and never had problems with it before. But then again it could be the Gabapentin so I don't know which really. I will see my specialist, but she usually just tells me to see my family Dr. about pain control and ointment to treat the rash. The bad news being it usually takes a month to get into see my family Dr., and I will be out of all meds by then.
I have to face up to the reality that something is really wrong with my right elbow and that I can't ignore it any longer. It has been extra painful for some time, but what really got my attention is that in some range of motion movements, the arm will flop off to the right, having no control over its motion. This is especially worrisome when I was doing overhead military presses. I had to tense all my arm muscles to control it, but it still swings out (thankfully AWAY from my head) I can function with it, but it is difficult with some things, like washing my upper body and hair. I am concerned it may mean more surgery, a long layoff and more restrictions :(( But there are some exercise movements I was able to do with ease and now can no longer do with my right elbow :( It kind of off balances me when I am doing my cardio DVD's and Zumba.
What to do, what to do??
I am off to do my final workout, my fun one, the Zumba :)
Have a great evening! Sleep well,