I’ve been on a forced blog break due to extreme weather! We had a whopper of a storm this week. Far more snow and drifting snow than our momentous 2004 storm that we all thought was the be-all and end-all! Work was shut down for 2 days. Rom and I did 9 hours of shovelling on the driveway. Then we had rain yesterday and fresh snow! March can just keep on marching.
I have to laugh; I met my target weight this week, undoubtedly from all the extra exercise. 10 lbs in 10 weeks – I had allowed myself 20 weeks in case I wasn’t motivated or I felt like being easier on myself. I am hoping I can blast off every 5 or 10 lbs I gain, and not let it creep up to 20 or 30 first, as I have done in the past. Plus, I already gave away all my larger sized clothes and I’ll be damned if I’m going to buy more! The gain was caused by back to-back vacations in Sept and Oct followed by an extended holiday season and a broken-down elliptical machine! Excuses, excuses. I am happy to be feeling fighting-fit again.
Spring is not feeling impossible. I’ve been seeing a cardinal in the birch trees for the past few weeks! They are not rare, but less common here.
I have been cooped up for so long that I have started Spring cleaning, which is funny:
In other happenings, Rom and I went to see one of those symphony concerts in which they play video game music. It was accompanied by videos of retro gaming. A fun night for us nerds! (My video game skills never progressed much beyond 8-bit, LOL!) We also attended a Pi Day Dinner with Pi for the meal and Pi for dessert!
All these snow days are perfect for reading. I read Tracey Thorn’s book, as you know, and Us Conductors (a fictionalized account of the theremin inventor’s life) and our latest book club selection, And the Mountains Echoed. Now I have a much lighter one on the go!
I also updated my Goodreads site to add as many classics as I could think of, that I read in the past, and other significant books from lists like “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,” Cult Classics, Dystopian Fiction, Canadian Fiction, and the like.
Just a little update. I’ll be back soon.
PS – The parka is brilliant 🙂 Best clothing investment ever.