Thursday, February 20, 2014
Last night I had mentioned to dear husband that if the weather held, we would go to the casino soon. He was so excited he stayed up half the night, and woke me at 5 AM to ask when we were leaving!
The weather forecast had changed overnight, calling for freezing rain at 9 AM, changing to rain later in the day. I thought if we stayed long enough, we'd miss most of the nasty stuff. I thought wrong.
We left home at around 8 AM and other than the usual traffic heading into Downtown Detroit, there were no issues with getting there, even found a very convenient handicapped parking space close to the door.
We played, and won a little, and played it back, and won a little more, and when we left too many hours later we had $2 more than we had started with. I consider that a good day since the net result was positive and we were playing bets totally twenty cents at a time. Last of the big time spenders are we LOL!
We had lunch at the TAP sports bar and grill. Earlier in the day I had already gone to the snack bar and got him a bag of chips and me a yogurt/fruit cup. I opted for a greek salad no dressing with grilled chicken breast. This one had banana peppers instead of pepperoncini's. It was fantastic.
While we were eating, a customer walked in covered in snow. SNOW! Yikes! I checked the weather bug app on my phone and saw the forecast had changed and we were going to go from ThunderSnow to freezing rain before reaching the just rain part in the early afternoon.
Knowing I was going to have to drive home and then push a wheelchair up the ramp, I suggested we stay a little longer. When we left at 1:15 it was raining, and there was a lot of slush on the roads. I didn't want to risk getting stranded on one of the local freeways if the overpasses had frozen over or if there was an accident to back us up for miles, so we took surface streets home., got home around 2:00....about twice the time a normal dry freeway drive would have taken, to find our driveway and the ramp had about a half inch of icy slush on it. I backed in to get him closer to the ramp, and pushed that wheelchair HARD to get him up safely without me slipping and falling. Now, I could have asked him to wait in the car until I shoveled it, but he was tired and really wanted to get inside as quick as possible.
All in all, it was a decent day despite the weather. Spring is but a month away now!
Right now we have thunderstorms and the temperature is rising. I will not worry about the slush until morning. If it's still there after the rain stops, I'll deal with it.
Mr. Houdini, our newest shelter kitty is terrified of storms. He is curled up under a blanket, as close to me as he can get and whimpering. We don't know a lot about his life prior to our adopting him from the animal shelter last May, other than he was found roaming the streets. He may have been a semi-feral cat, although I suspect he was someone's pet before being dropped off on a street corner, like someone's trash.
Rascal Too, our eleven year old shelter kitty, could care less if it storms. She is flopped over on her back on top of the burner covers of the stove snoring gently.
I have now completed four consecutive days of hitting ALL my ranges for nutrition:
Calories, Fat, Protein and Carbohydrates
My goal is to make that a daily habit. Habits take at least 21 days to make or break, so I've heard.