Friday, December 06, 2019
Nope, not a lot of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) today after yesterday's marathon shoveling. Yay me!!
And: DH was able to dispatch last night's snowfall and plough ridge with the snow blower this morning.
Do I want to learn how to use the snow blower?? Uh, no. Why would I want to do that??
Years ago, we had a house with a pool. Now, I had worked for many years as a lifeguard and been responsible for all the pool maintenance: backwashing, vacuuming etc. But somehow I never learned how to use OUR pool equipment . . . nah.
The snow today made for treacherous driving conditions.
I was scheduled for my bone density scan this morning -- part of the ongoing monitoring of the osteoporosis -- and I made it pretty much on time although it was a white-knuckle drive. But people ahead of me were late, so my appointment was delayed . . . and it took awhile. No matter. Worth it. And the roads were a bit better -- ploughs, salters/sanders had been out -- by the time I left. So: all good.
Since I was already massively late for work, I took Henry for a long long walk through the forest. Every branch laden with snow: inches of snow resting above the remaining clusters of mountain ash berries. So beautiful, and Henry is most definitely a "snow dog". Leaping joyously, rolling on his back, snuffling through drifts so his nose is snow capped, and wearing ear ornaments of large snowflakes just as long as it takes for them to melt.
Snow. It's just getting started . . . so I'd better adopt the Henry attitude!! And I have to say that getting outside several times a day with Henry is absolutely good for my physical and mental and spiritual well-being!!