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Day 51 - another snow storm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Just got in from my cardio exercise of shoveling snow, clearing the car, and then a short up/down our street. I even got a spin on the snow blower. Man my husband makes it look so easy - even though its self propelled its tough. Either that I'm such a wimp.

Today was exciting because at work they announced my impending retirement and replacement. I still have another 6 weeks of work before vacation then retirement but its getting so close.

Oh its so beautiful outside. Was a little nervous as it looked like blizzard conditions and sent a quick note to my husband to tell him its bad outside and to start home now. He had to wait another hour but still well before the rush hour.

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LOUISEH54 2/19/2014 10:36AM

    We got another 7" on Monday. Yesterday the temps started warming and you can't even tell the roads were that bad driving just the day before. emoticon

I use my snowblower all the time. It is a great upper body workout.

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ANDREWMOM 2/19/2014 9:04AM

    Enjoy and relax,,,,,

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ROBBIEY 2/18/2014 7:24PM

  Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. emoticon

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Day 49 - I love the snow

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I see all these postings of people who are tired of the snow and are looking for the warmer weather. I am not on that page. Shoveling now adays are a lot easier then when I was young - my DH mans the snow blower and I shovel the walkway, clear the car and break down the burn at the end of the drive by plow.

We're usually out 30-60 minutes and I get a good workout in which breaks up my traditional routine.

I love the crisp air and being outside. Now don't get me wrong, I then retreat to my house and spend the day in my warm home - cup of tea, quilting or reading book.

I think we've gotten spoiled the last few years as the winters have not been too harsh.

So although I'll enjoy the warm weather when it gets here, I live in the North east because I love the 4 seasons. Snow is just part of winter.

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TOWHEE 2/17/2014 6:50PM

    I love having four seasons again. Last week was our snow week. I shoveled snow from the house to the garage. We waited until a neighbor plowed the road (it's a steep hill in the best of conditions) before we left the house. As long as I have a good book to read or a sewing project, I'm a happy camper; DH just wants to watch TV. The neighbor kids snowboard or sled on our field. It's lots of fun to watch the little ones experience snow for the first or second time.

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ALLELUIA525 2/17/2014 2:06PM

    Ditto! I love all the seasons in New England and winter is my favorite. Of course, where I live I don't have to shovel much (just enough to move my car if I go out before the landlord shovels).

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    I look forward to some snow as well. So far I've had none: I have a client in Oregon, so I've been in Oregon when we had the recent snows in Virginia, and I've been in Virginia when Portland & Salem had their snow! emoticon

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JULIAMOONCHILD 2/16/2014 12:17PM

    Thank Goodness, now I know I am not alone! emoticon

I actually love winter time, although it is not my favorite season. Still, each one of the seasons brings its own sort of joy and its own sort of displeasure at times.
Anyway, as for winter time, I love, love, love being home and snowed in for a bit. Oh, I could get out IF I really and truly wanted to .... which I sometimes really and truly do want to do ... but allowing myself to believe for the moment that I am "in" and that there is no where I have to go especially on the weekend, well, its just the best feeling ever. In fact, I think winter time is the absolute best time to tackle indoor chores and that 'to do list' that none of us want to be stuck inside doing when spring and summer come. That's what I have been doing for the last month and half - Spring cleaning, so to speak, so I won't have to when spring rolls round.

Well, nuff bout me. emoticon
Enjoyed your blog!

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PEGGYO 2/16/2014 12:05PM

    OK you can have it. Takes longer for our son to clear our driveway with a plow

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Day 48 - Snowing again - nice day to quilt

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Watching the Olympics and making trips to my dining room which 2nds as my quilting room. Have been working on a quilt with a lot of pieces and many curves to it. I've got 2 rows done out of 6. I really like the effect. I'm already thinking about what borders I want to put on this to accent it.

We got to the grocery store before the storm hit. Filled up on veggies and fruits.

Pretty soon I'm going to spoil myself and take a nap.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 2/16/2014 12:19PM

    Love it!!!

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GEORGE815 2/15/2014 4:00PM

    Good move planning ahead with those veggies and fruits.

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Day 43 - Great weekend away

Monday, February 10, 2014

We spent the weekend at Sugarbush, VT at a car ralley. Had a fantastic time. Even won another weekend (or our choice) to go back. As we're not normally cold weather ducks - I suspect we'll wait until warmer weather.

I did brave the cold and swam in their outdoor pool - the water was warm - in the high 70s. The air outside was frigid - closer to 10 degrees. The only drawback - getting out of the pool to dash back inside in your wet suit.

I also made use of their weight room using the treadmill and stationary bike.

I seem to have gained 1.5 pounds which is a bit disturbing as I was very meticulous in what I was eating. DH indicated it may have been higher salt intake. We'll have to hope this comes off fairly quickly.

Less than 50 days until I really retire. It's coming on fast now.

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STLOUISWOMAN 2/10/2014 5:46PM

    Glad you had such a good time. Congratulations on winning another weekend. I don't think I'd have been brave enough for the pool at those temps.

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LOUISEH54 2/10/2014 11:14AM

    I'm sure it was the salt. Retirement is great. I know you'll love it. Imagine all the quilts you can get done then....lol

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PEGGYO 2/10/2014 10:09AM

    Retirement is such fun you'll wonder how you ever got everything done before.

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Day 31 - another night inside

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The cold air is keeping me inside. Although the pool has had 2 days with the new filter, the idea of walking out with damp hair is not enticing to me. I think I'll hit the bike again tonight.

Jeopardy and my recumbent bike is becoming a great marriage.

Working on a new quilt. Quit involved with the piecing. I'm taking it very slow. I have to make 30 - 9 patch blocks. That was the easy step.
I am now cutting curves on all those individual blocks and sewing in a new side. 2 down 28 more to go.
What comes next is the sashing - and its not a standard sashing - quite involved with more curves. I won't get to that until I finish the other 28 blocks. Could be awhile.

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MSUEQUILTS 1/29/2014 10:54PM

    I know you will finish it in grand style!

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