What the Hell Week are We ON???
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
As some of you know, I have been snow and iced in a lot this year. That is very rare for my area.
At first, I saw it snowing, and I quickly got on the jacket and grabbed Benny so we could go out and walk in the snow. It was wonderful, and very beautiful. Benny did sledding all the way down the hill. We had a great time.
The snow turned to ice. I still kept going for our walks (when you have a doggie you can't avoid the walks!), but was watching the path I was on carefully so I wouldn't slip on the ice. Benny's slide wasn't quite as co-ordinated as the previous ones. He unintentionally slid sideways down the hill this time. We were a bit concerned.
The ice didn't go away, and it rained and snowed some more. I hopefully got on the jacket and boots, grabbed Benny, and we went out to see if the rain got rid of the ice. It didn't. We got wet and stiff from carefully walking on ice while being rained/snowed on. Our walk was shortened.
The ice went pretty much away, and out the door we scooted. It was nice to be able to walk freely up the hill, even though it was a bit muddy and slushy. Got up to the big road, thought of walking it for a bit, but changed our minds due to the slush. There wasn't enough snow left on the hill for sledding. It wasn't a very pretty sight, so we came home and had to clean our shoes/feet off. Then we had some Ritz crackers. We weren't very happy.
The snow and ice came back. With a vengeance. Nevertheless, fearless trackers that we are, Benny and I headed out again. We were not impressed with how cold it was. We didn't go up the hill. We didn't walk the big road. We did well just to keep from slipping and sliding while walking. Even Benny slipped on the ice. He, being a DOG, is smarter than I. He quickly went to the front door and demanded to be let in. We dried off and got our snack. His was chicken jerky, mine was terriyaki stick. We then built a fire in the wood burning stove, got our favorites out, and pretty much melted the day away, few walks in between the hours just so we knew we were still moving.
Today, a lot of the snow has evaporated. Not a lot, but noticeable while we walked. It was 28 degrees outside!!!! But it kind of felt like a dry cold, so we sallied forth, brave soldiers we are. We didn't stay out long, but have gone out more often today. It is cold. It is quiet. It is not worth staying outside and freezing. Our walks are shorter, and so are our moods.
Benny didn't join me with the marching in place today. He figured since it was so cold, he would just snooze nearby while I jumped around doing my workout. Each time I finished one, he would lift his head, give a deep sigh, and go back to sleep.
Like I said: Benny is smarter than I. He recognizes hibernation season and takes advantage of it.
I recognize hibernation, and don't like it one tiny little bit. I want the freedom to come and go as I wish. I do not like the snow. No no no. I do not like ice. No no no. I like the sun much better so we can go, Go GO!!!
Go where, I don't know. I don't even know for sure what WEEK I'm on. I think my brain is getting frozen along with my feet and hands.