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Weight Loss Monday

Slow and steady. That’s me. Down .6 this week. I much prefer whole pounds but they add up. I’ve lost a total of 13.4 since January 5. When I put it that way, it doesn’t seem like much. But losses are always better than gains. It’s just coming off so slowly. 

Not much else to report. I’ve been super swamped at work. I have a giant project coming together. I’ve been working on it for awhile now…but mostly just in my mind. The past couple of weeks I’ve actually been doing it. I’m very proud of it and will be happy to share soon. 

The weatherman had said it was going to snow today. He said we were forecast 1-3″ but it would likely be less than an inch. We got nearly FIVE inches from 12:30 – 4:00. Heavy wet snow. And I waded through all 5″ in my bare legs getting in and out of my car. At least I had changed shoes this morning and left the sandals at home. Roads were treacherous. I’m truly sick of winter. 


We are having high winds right now. It’s only snowed a little over an inch but the winds are coming down from the north. And they are definitely strong. We have had several bouts of white out conditions. Nothing as bad as the east coast, but I’m certainly ready for spring.

I’ve been under the weather as well. Achy, chilled, head ache, throat so sore and scratchy. Sorry for no post yesterday. I came home from work early and went to bed. In fact, I’ve been under a blanket in my pajamas all day. Time for a nap.

Thankful that I can stay in today and not venture out in this mess. Not so thankful that I have the flu.

The Weekend is Here!

I plan to go see dad in the morning first thing. Then home to curl up with a book under my blanket. And pray the weather forecast is wrong. Right now I’m hearing 7-12″ of snow. Ugh

I’m thankful the week is over and the weekend has begun. Plus I’ve received two five-star reviews on my book 😍

Spring – 58 days

It almost felt like spring today. Almost. Early spring. After freezing rain and ice and school delay.

But I will take it. Until the temps go back down.

Today I’m thankful for a few minutes of respite from the bitter cold.

Good news

After stressing out about my car and nearing a meltdown when I priced just the part for a new starter, Warren left to go put the battery charger on it. He was going to let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Of course he had to shovel snow away from the barn door so he could leave first. It has been bitter bitter cold again all day. In fact, as I write this, it is 3 degrees but the windchill is -14 degrees.

I’m grateful he went to take care of my car. But I was surprised when he called. I jokingly asked if it started right up. And his answer was “yep!” Really? We tried for over 30 minutes yesterday and it wouldn’t even click. He got in it this morning and it started right up!

We think that there was ice either around the starter or when I put it in park there was ice to prevent it from fully going into park. It warmed up to about 10 degrees overnight so it dislodged or something.

Anyway, the great news is my car is just fine. And it’s in the garage out of the air. It is supposed to go down to -7 tonight. Wind chills tomorrow most of the day will be -20 to -30. Brrrrrr

But I’m thankful I have a fully functioning car again.


Short and sweet (depending on your definition) today.

It was incredibly cold and windy today. I took my time going to work this morning and didn’t get there until about 9. But then I decided it was entirely too cold to go anywhere else. So I stayed in the office. But I needed to grab some lunch and get a check signed. No problem, right? Wrong!

My car wouldn’t start. It wouldn’t even click. (I’m guessing it isn’t the battery though. I think it’s the starter. But that’s a different blog.) What to do? Warren was working out of town today. So I waited until he got back. We pushed it so we could jump start it.

Except it still wouldn’t start. For half an hour we tried. Mr. Stubborn will try again tomorrow. I, on the other hand, will work from home. Where it’s warm.

Really I appreciate him helping. And then waiting until I was ready to leave work to take me home. Now we wait and see who is right. Battery(him) or Starter (me)?

We are supposed to have -15 to -25 wind chills through tomorrow. Brrrrrrr

How are you staying warm?

Thanksgiving Project – Frosty

Today I woke up and I’m thankful for the frosty air. It really was pretty the way the snow and the frost were glistening in the sun. The thermometer said it was 5 degrees. That’s downright, well, frosty!

Now if you know me, you know that a few years ago when I turned 50, I decided I hated snow and cold. Before that, I at least tolerated it and even liked to bundle up and go play in it. Not anymore. It chills me clear down to my bones. So, why would I be thankful for this frosty day, you ask?

Good question. I think because I’m inside and warm. Because I know this puts me one day closer to spring. Because the sun is shining and it really is pretty. Because there isn’t a darn thing I can do to change the weather so I might as well change my attitude towards it.


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