Snow, Snow, Go Away!
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Living in Minnesota in what seems to be a never ending snow fest, I feel like am ALWAYS shoveling. I got a little behind on my shoveling "project" late last month because I was sick and am still trying to catch up because it seemed like every day we got an inch or two of snow. The result is at least 20 inches of hard packed snow that needs to be thrown high up a snow "hill." (It is where the plow comes and gets us out of the driveway.) Seriously, we can't even see our cars from the house anymore, the snow is that high.
Anyway, most of you are thinking, well, you do live in Minnesota....
So yesterday I was out shoveling, and then I realized that I had forgotten my knee brace. I'm not actually supposed to shovel at all, but I can't shelter myself to the realities of living in a cold, snowy climate, so I wear my brace, and it has kept me from knee pain and swelling. However, I just didn't feel like going into the house, which at the moment felt like a long ways, going up stairs, getting this brace under all my winter clothes-so I said the heck with it.
Add another one up for stupidity. I made it ten minutes shoveling before my knee started to hurt and last night...ouch. Feeling a lot better today, but I should have known better. I need to take care of that knee.
Taking the day off today to rest both my knee and back, then back out there tomorrow, hopefully before we get anymore snow. Is it spring yet? Maybe tomorrow I'll post a pic if I have time.