Baby, it's cold outside...

January 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

IMG_8728Baby, it's cold outside...

There is no denying that winter is here to stay.This was taken on Christmas Eve while everything was covered in an inch of ice.  The ice melted after thousands of people were out of power for days but the cold has persisted.  Yesterday we shoveled and plowed three times to stay ahead of the looming threat of 12" of snow.... yes, they were right this time.  Last night as we watched football (go Greenbay...so close) our muscles began to ache.  I've been up most of the night, just restless, but I began to think how fortunate we are to have strong backs, to be healthy, to have the opportunity and the tools for fresh air and exercise, to have apropriate clothing for winter in Mich., even if it dives to 0 degrees (forecast for today). I am also thankful that our adult children are smart, strong and self sufficient.  They are always in my heart and I admit I get concerned when I know they have to travel slippery roads, etc. but we don't have the worries like when they were young and inexperienced. I hope to be the example to our family, that my parents are.  Strong, independent, capable, and in the face of adversity.... determined.  Well, it is now 6:30 a.m. and there are 2' snowdrifts along with another several inches of snow covering our deck and driveway.  Time to get busy.  For all our fellow Michiganders.... we should be a State full of "beach bodies" come Spring with the daily workouts Mother Nature has bestowed on us.  Feel the burn :)


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