Maybe I just need to only eat cold food for a while. I'd probably end up with frostbite, or something.
In other news, my Fitbit replacement showed up today, so it's back "on" with the program. I AM going to get my 10,000 steps a day in. I just sincerely wish that I didn't need to put on shoes to use my treadmill (been there, tried that, grew new skin back over the course of a few weeks.) It'd be so much easier if I could just hop on it for 5 minutes here, and 10 minutes there... having to go through the sock and tying process over and over is actually holding me back. Which sounds silly to type it out, but imagine going through that routine multiple times a day? If you are an anti-shoe person like me, you'll understand. I haven't found any sort of slip on that works for walking without causing major blistering, but if you know of one, I'm all ears!
Tonight, being a Monday, was dreary. Being that is was a sort of sleeting, raining, bummer of a Monday, it was even worse. But my kids wanted to visit grandma and try sledding on the tiny hill on what was left of the snow, so off we went. I had a fabulous time, even if I did end up with snow in my bra and down my pants (adult-problems vs kid problems for snow frolicking, I guess!) In true weird-us-family fashion, I convinced my kids that building snowmen was boring. However, building a snow-Jaws, now that would be fun! (My daughter has been obsessed with the movies lately. One of the activity nights at the school is to have the pool open, with Jaws showing on the screen over the pool, and certain kids hired to swim around and scare the heck out of the people on the floaties. I don't remember anything like that at my high school, but I probably would have had nightmares!)
We didn't have a lot of time to work (since the bulk of the afternoon was about sledding) and the camera phone plus the sun setting makes the pictures blurry, but I think you can make out how the neighbors will not be thrilled with my parent's new lawn ornaments (and yes, that's a head in the shark's mouth.)
|You can see the shocked snow swimmer behind her. He's never going to make it.|
And yes, we're all big Calvin and Hobb's fans too. A couple years ago we built an entire line of intimidating snowmen blocking our driveway halfway down to welcome my husband home (between things like that, and the paintbrushes in the toothbrush holder and tubes of paint turning up in our bed, the man is up for sainthood.)
Stop looking at me like that, Frosty gets pretty darn boring and annoying after the first round of singing. Believe me. He never stops.