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Pumpin' Snow

Saturday, February 09, 2013

We must have gotten a foot at the very least since the snow started coming. It is absolutely beautiful. But also inconvenient. I want to get to church tomorrow, especially since I didn't make it LAST week.So, I put on my boots and coat and hat and mittens, and went out to shovel. I noted the time so I could record it as cardio. My neighbor was using a snowblower on his driveway. I slowly hacked away at mine, and then I saw him coming over my way with his machine. I started to watch gratefully as he began to clear out the apron where the worst stuff is - the heavy, "greasy" stuff mixed with plowed salty snow, then returned to getting the stuff in front of the cars. Glitterfairy's kettle bells arrived - poor Fedex guy had to lug that small 50 pound box! - and Glitterfairy popped out to get it and check on me. She suggested I come in and she would take over - we do have another shovel but it's a heavy one, and she can't manage it. So I told her to let me know when 10 or 15 minutes passed. After clearing most around the vehicles and profusely thanking my neighbor, I went in, and TWENTY minutes had passed - she'd lost track of the time, working on her classwork.

Well, I had a good workout!
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    So glad that you didn't overdo it when you were shoveling. Please be careful when you are shoveling. Even though it is great cardio, it can also be dangerous. So glad that you neighbor helped out with his "machine". Everyone is always telling me that I don't need to be shoveling snow. I only do small amounts of snow at a time and pace myself carefully.
    Blessings and hugs,
    1892 days ago
    your blog and your background photo are worlds apart. take care not to over do it on the snow- unfortunately there will always be more
    1894 days ago
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