I was laying on the couch doing some reading on my iPad when I laid it down for a short nap. The sound of sleet hitting the front windows woke me up and the roof outside my window had suddenly gone from wet to covered in a new layer of that icky bad stuff. That decided to change from sleet to a wave of new snow falling. It also reminded me that I hadn’t refilled the feed dish for the bunnies.
I got a scoop of feed, put my sandals and headed out the back door. As much as I hate the cold, I liked how the snow was coming down and how it looked against the landscape. It made things quiet and peaceful. It was just a short snow that lasted for a short spell but it made for a nice way to say good bye to January.
Some days I feel like I am in a Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon given the management that we have. But that’s OK. We have lots of Fearless Leaders as we go up the chain. Lucky me.
I tried a new oatmeal cookie recipe last night. So what would that be referred to as in the UK? An oat biscuit? Anywho, I found a couple weak areas in the recipe on how I would change the dough preparation but the bottom-line was THEY ATE DOGGONE GOOD! Oats. Those are healthy, right?
I got a call that I am eligible for a laptop upgrade on my old business laptop. That’s kind of sad given they just reformatted the thing and reimaged it all. It’s running pretty well right now but who am I to argue with getting a new laptop?
Another January in the books and a new February to look forward to. Good bye January with your cold and ice and snow and grey skies. But it’s all good. I’ll include this vid so we end the month in a positive manner.
I so hate this whole “Lose weight this year and be healthier” effort this year. Thus far ..
- See doctor more. Check and gee thanks for the prescriptions there doc.
- Cut down on portion size. Damn, I’m always hungry afterwards.
- Cut down on empty calories. My grocery cart feels lighter without the ice cream and stuff to weigh it down. I feel like I’m not helping the dairy economy. That’s friggen un-American on my part.
- Exercise more. Still a work in progress but I’m getting there even of it’s “slowly”. Hey, it’s still movement.
So lunch is over and I’m eating grapes instead of my normal candy because I’m still hungry. I’m hungry cuz I cut my portion size. Yayayayayayaya I get it that it’s healthy and it will probably help me live like a whole 3 days longer than I normally would but God I’d kill someone right now for some chocolate.
I’ll probably die from food poisoning, botulism or some damn weird Amazon jungle disease thingee from these damn warm @ss grapes. And why aren’t they frozen and in a glass of wine?
It sounds … cold. Brrrr! Close the door, Jim. Even the cats ran away.
There’s a light snow coming down from the sky right now. I suspect it’s another blanket layer to help cover central Minnesota as she sleeps this winter. This is January so I expect cold and grey and that icky bad white stuff. The weather here either makes one tough or it breaks you down and shows you just how weak your spirit is.
I’m not used to seasons such as these and I’m not really sure if I ever will be. I’m used to four distinct seasons versus two long ones and two abbreviated ones. The holidays are over and the weather makes for a long, long wait until warm weather. Yes, I obsess about a new Spring. I’m a warm weather kinda guy. The weather outside makes me want to turn the fireplace on high and soak in the heat.
The winter sun seems so far away. Just a couple more days and then we’ll start a “Snow Out” countdown to Spring.