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Friday, February 22, 2008


Oh, my aching back!

It's been snowing since early morning. We've had about six inches so far. I took advantage of the lull to make a dent in the driveway and walkways. There's a promise of icy rain which is predicted to begin within the next couple of hours. It's sputtering a mixture of snowy rain as I write this.

The snow is beautiful but very, very heavy. Our pups, CoCo and Lenny HATE it! I took them out for their 'constitutional' a wee bit ago. They got as far as the deck when they both put on the brakes, turned around and looked at me as if to say, "You're kidding, right?"

I must say that I love the way I feel after I've been out shoveling. My face is tingly-cold, my muscles are achy in the way they might feel if I had actually been able to get to the gym today, and my head feels wonderfully clear. After battling the norovirus this week, I must say, this feels good.

Tomorrow, however, when the muscles I don't normally use begin their protest, it will be another thing. Right now, however, it feels wonderful. I'm giving thanks for the great joy it is to live in the Northeast Corridor of God's Realm where God gets to show off in four full seasons of beauty and diversity.

1 comment:

Caminante said...

Welcome to what I call the Sisyphus files -- snow shovelling is a FREE low-impact sport in which we Vermontuhs engage on a regular basis (though it helps to have champagne-snow as opposed to concrete). Enjoy. Whenever it snowed in Princeton during my 9 years there, I would hit the roads with my cross-country skis even if it meant going out at 4.00 in the morning.