Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I scooped, and will not need a gym membership...

I love my home, and am blessed, but holy Moses scooping a driveway of this size is nuts, as is the 1/2 acre corner lot with a sidewalk half way round the block. My arms will be rocking by March!! I also managed to scoop the deck.

One of the neighbor guys was out scooping when I was, I finished before he did, and so wanted to yell "I WON!"

Arm wrestling matches to come!

It is cold.

weather channel says...

29°F
Feels Like
18°F

18F stands for 18 freaking degrees.

Brrr....

the kids are out playing.

Santa, if you are reading this, they kids could use snow shovels. *cough*

I borrowed a pair of DH's wool socks today. They are the warmest things ever, and now I want 2 pair of them for Christmas. My feet did not get a bit cold! Amazing stuff wool. The only thing that managed to get cold, were my ears, and they were painfully cold. I had a stocking hat on, but should have worn my ear headband thingy. Lesson learned. Next time I will wear both. Everyone looks like an idiot, it is winter. And I could care less if I look like an idiot in these dreadful conditions. The entire time I scooped I kept thinking about the Donner party during that horrid winter. The isotoner gloves from MIL last Christmas, were perfect, and my hands did not get cold.

So today I learned, I can scoop a lot of area, and in good time. I can do it for excercise. In fact you burn 9.1 calories per minute scooping snow! Bring on the egg nog, Momma has found a new workout! Wool socks are warm. Cover ears better!

Off to enjoy recession chicken.

2 comments:

Bob said...

Must be a Nebraska thing, this scooping business. Up in Minnesota (Minnesnowta?), we use to call that shoveling snow. In North Carolina, where I am now, we don't much do that.......we have solar plowing.

Still, a free workout for five months out of the year isn't the worst thing that could happen.....

XtnYoda said...

Enjoying Global Warming up there?

Better get ready for a long cold winter! :-)

But fret not, it's going to be cold down here in Ark as well!

Blessings

PS I got to see Hubby and Doc tonight! Make him give me advance notice next time!

chuck