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Here's That Rainy Day!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Boy, I'll really be able to get my fitness back on track once the weather gets warmer!" emoticon

The weather has been so crummy every day this week, snow, sleet, rain, ice, wind, cooler temps (notice I didn't write cold - the January cold is gone) and these days, all I want to do is go out and walk in the sunshine or ride my bike.

I know I'm not alone here; there's a lot of us who are seeing winter scenes from our windows! Once in a while, I look out and simply can't believe what I'm seeing. (Just last weekend, I was starting to think about cleaning garden beds and picking up the yard of all the junk that mysteriously appears from underneath those snow banks.)

I work about 4 blocks from the library and a walk to the library on my lunch hour is a regular activity for me. During this week I had to pick up a book I had reserved; I had a deadline or it would go back on the shelf. I ended up driving there because it just wouldn't stop precipitating! What a waste of some good exercise time!

My fitness minutes are not where they should be so just to make it fun for myself this week, I bought myself Spark goodies; some fitness toy I already own and haven't been using and then I would focus on it for that day. They were perfect to bring out for that "rainy day." And what a fun surprise on Wednesday when my friend, MSLZZY, gave me a goodie; new workout clothes! I tried to find some new exercises for my old toys and I found myself actually looking forward to each new day and each new exercise opportunity!

April Showers bring May Flowers. I guess snow showers count too, it's still precipitation.

And my glass is still (and always is) half-full!

This was taken this morning, I do admit that it is still pretty (even at this late date.) And I think I see the sun shining on the branches in the upper left hand corner!

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    I hope you have sunshine soon. Although the snow still looks pretty.
    2200 days ago
    I'm not a fan of snow and am so glad that warm weather has arrived her. I spent the day riding my bike and working in the garden.
    2201 days ago
    I love the idea of the previous post-er sending the sunshine! I'm a little south of you so I can assure you that spring is on its way. Better late than never right? In southern Wisconsin, yes we are still getting snow, but just enough to track a cat and it is melted by noon. Those are definitely the robin's tail snows. So even though it is gloomy and rainy here, I know that warmer weather will be here in a couple of weeks. And it will be there for you shortly after that. We can get through this time and in no time at all, we will be complaining about how hot it is.
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    2202 days ago
    Wow, you're really in a snow scene. We had snow on a Thursday and 90 degree weather on the following Tue & Wed. We've finally turned the corner & it's been at least in the high 70's every day since. I hope that it holds out, but what we all know is that the weather is unpredictable.

    Glad that you're finding new exercises for old toys. I should do that as well... now where ARE my hand weights....LOL

    Bright blessings to you my friend. Love ya emoticon
    2202 days ago
    Sounds like we might have turned the corner from winter to spring. They are predicting more snow showers this week but moisture is moisture so we'll take it. Have fun with your new toys. Whatever it takes to get and stay motivated. HUGS!
    2202 days ago
    OMG!--Your yard looks like ours!----- We are right into winter AGAIN!-----But it HAS to end soon--I hope!!--- Good yu are getting yer walks in!-Lynda emoticon
    2202 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    We got more snow yesterday too, but so far at 8 am, the sun is actually in that sky!! First time I have seen it in 10 days!
    2202 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    What a great idea! I love reading the creative ideas my fellow Sparkers come up with to provide motivation! But yes, please Mother Nature, we need sunshine and Spring weather! emoticon
    2202 days ago
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