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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!!
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    3 hours ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Yeah dogs do that for a person. I miss not having a dog. If we didn't travel as much as we do, I'd get another one. I won't board a dog, as I feel it isn't fair to them and we don't have anyone who could watch one while we were away.

    Glad you got your bone density done. I had one done this year and it turned out great for me. No signs of osteopenia or osteoporosis. I think that's pretty good for someone my age.

    Take care and enjoy your weekend.
    43 days ago
    Glad Henry is enjoying the snow! Guess I need to learn from pups how to enjoy the snow! LOL
    43 days ago
    Congrats on being not sore after your workout, proves all the good self care pays!
    43 days ago
    Yay Henry - my kind of dog.

    Hope you get to snuggle down today ... toasty and warm.
    43 days ago
    I said a prayer for all of you in the east. We haven;t been inundated with the white stuff... YET, LOL... though it hasn't prevented the occurrence of many MANY ridiculous accidents. I'm glad you were safe.

    I am so envious of your walk with Henry... it sounds magical!

    ...And I'm with you... there a number of things around here that I don;t need to know how they work!

    44 days ago
    Brrrr!!! I'm glad Henry and you love the snow and walking in the woods!!!

    But I'm planning to be reincarnated as a pampered house cat, just so I can sleep in front of the radiator and not go out in the snow!!!
    44 days ago
    Wonderful I feel like I'm there too, we have 42 deg C hot hot hot in Australia :)
    44 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    44 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Congrats on no DOMS!
    "somehow I never learned", like you, although being quite capable. Somehow I never learned a few things like the pool, snowblower and the grill. That can be a good thing as we all have our area of expertise.
    44 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Our dog use to love the snow just like Henry. It was hilarious to watch her plow her face through it while bounding into the drifts.
    Such an amazing place to walk in your wonderland. These are the good things about winter and snow.
    44 days ago
    All in All sounds like a wonderful time. 😀
    44 days ago
    Good deal having no DOMS! Surprisingly, I didn't have any either form my shoveling! Sounds like that Henry has been good for you all around...well, mostly!
    44 days ago
  • GABY1948
    That is so true! We could all adopt "the Henry Attitude!" We are just getting started with the snow and how I dread it on one hand, but also long for it so it can be over with! emoticon
    44 days ago
    I'm sitting here smiling thinking of Henry in the snow and also relating to white knuckle driving in the snow.

    Where we live it doesn't snow. But, the state sees plenty of it! Expect to see our 24-hour record for snow come crashing down as the year comes to a close. Tahoe had 72" in 24-hours this past February. Not at all unusual for the Sierras to see snowfall in terms of feet ... not inches. They're looking at 2 - 4 feet this weekend. Yes. Winter is edging closer.

    This morning I woke to December weather of years past. We were socked in with fog. I could not see the homes across the street. We've not had fog like this in recent years. But, we've had moisture this year and last and we're seeing a return of the tule fog. Leaves me feeling right at home. And, like snow driving, I prefer not to drive in the fog. So, it is good to be seeing the fog from the vantage point of home and not the car.
    44 days ago
    Tis the season to enjoy the white wonderland called snow haha emoticon
    44 days ago
    44 days ago
    Don't bother to learn the snow blower (I am the one who usually uses ours) as you are getting so much more exercise!
    As long as I'm not in a hurry, I usually shovel for all the right reasons.

    44 days ago
    You folks are getting hit this year, how well I remember Ontario winters. Chilly here presently and rain and double digits in the forecast for next week. It will all begin for us come January.
    A "snuffler"! I have a "snoofer" :). emoticon
    44 days ago
    Hope your bone density comes out well. No DOMS?? Woohoo! I found this, "if you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow". I liked that though it's easy for me to say when we don't have any snow!
    44 days ago
    Henry would make me laugh out loud if he did that when I walked him. What a delight!
    44 days ago
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    44 days ago
    Your snow sounds very pretty but I am glad we don't have any here.
    44 days ago
    Good job with Henry and the snow! I saw a meme on Twitter the other day that showed a big snowstorm with the caption "It's beginning to look a lot like f*** this." I would much rather have your attitude!

    44 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Wonderful you weren't sore! Shows your program is working for you!
    Nothing more special then a pooch frolicking through the snow!
    Heavy fog here, not much snow, but icy road conditions as the fog dropped ice crystals everywhere.
    44 days ago
    Must be on similar schedules. I had my bone density scan on Wednesday. But dry roads here, and got right in, they were very much on track.

    Sounds like Henry was "in his element". Carl likes the snow, too, snuffling it, then sneezing! But then he's right back to snuffling.

    Getting outside is truly good for our mental outlook, no matter the weather. As long as we have a snug warm place to come back to...

    44 days ago
    I love it! "Henry attitude"! Best way to approach life, leaping joyously and snuffling through the drifts.

    44 days ago
    I felt as if I were right there with you and Henry as you walked in the snow, and could see him in my mind: "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." One of these days you may say goodbye to lawyer-ing, but please don't ever stop writing!
    44 days ago
    Going to try Prolia for osterporous now. Hope it helps me stop the loss. I think you told me you are on it as well?

    Snow and Henry ... a recipe for delight! Great way to finish your morning.
    44 days ago
    Woo Hoo you!! Henry is such a good sport! He really loves his human care givers! My mother used to tell me in a whisper "never let your husband know exactly what you can do, or you will have to do it the rest of your life! Mom was a very independent woman and learned to fix many things. She just didn't let dad know!
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