All my favorite things to blog about... motorcycle rides, horseback rides, the great outdoors... have been put on hold due to the season. Winter has us in its grip and won't even relent for one day, it seems. Yesterday the forecast was for temperatures to get into the 40's, which would have allowed me at least a brief afternoon horseback ride; but we didn't make it past 40°. Looking at what is being forecast for the next ten days, there still will be no nice weather.
Oh, Cliff and I bundle up and get our daily walk in, for which Sadie is thankful. The pasture is frozen hard, and bumpy, which is rough on old knees; so we walk slower than usual for my sake. There's always a feeling of accomplishment when we're done, because we surely didn't want to go for a walk under such conditions!
Yesterday the weather-guessers were predicting two to four inches of snow coming in tonight. I'd welcome it; snow brightens up the world, although I'll admit it makes our walk in the pasture a little more difficult.
As of this morning, I've lost nine pounds of my holiday weight gain; five more would get me back where I started, although it would be nice if I could lose a couple more than that. This time of year I have trouble in the evening, wanting to munch something constantly. I solve this problem by going to bed at 7 P.M. Yes, I do go to sleep that early. Of course, I'm up by 3 A.M., but I don't have the munchies at this time of day. I drink my coffee and hold off on breakfast until Cliff wakes up around 7:30. Cliff is losing his holiday weight little by little too.
I realize that blogging about the weather and weight loss makes for the most boring kind of entry ever; but I figured I needed to blog about something, so there you have it. If you haven't fallen asleep by now reading this, I bid you good day. Bundle up against the cold!
Oh, do you want to smile? Go read "Because I Said So" and see what Dawn's kids got into today. Makes me sorta thankful for my boring days.