Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Almost Messed Up!

I started out to work an hour late only to discover that 95% or better of my route to work was clear! No ice or snow on much of it. Just a couple of spots where the trees hang over the road shading it and on the tops of the hills.

ter work, I went to Mama's to visit with her...changed her sheets and brought her mail in...twice. eyeroll When I first got there, I walked out to the mailbox (rural mail carrier) and got her mail. Changed sheets. Visited. Got up to sweep the snow off her steps and porch edge. She asked me to get her mail.

I thought, "OH NO!" But I smile and say, "Mama, I already have. You even looked at

She smiled sweetly because she knew what I was thinking. "T
hat was yesterday's mail. She (mail carrier) ran again just a few minutes ago."

LOL So I got today's mail too.

Then I headed home...the back way...the back way that still had quite a bit of snow on it...the snow that partially melted today and was in the process of refreezing. I thought about turning around, but nah...I am getting to be an old hand at driving in this stuff. After all, I made it to town and back yesterday without winding up in the ditch. So I'm driving along, over the railroad track, through the woods, around the curve...Almost home free. Then...the hill had ice on it. I started up and almost at the top...spun out. Slowly, reverse downhill a bit. Try forward again. Spin. R
everse again...and I'm thinking STOOPID. Backed about halfway down very carefully and proud of myself for steering into the direction I was sliding like you're supposed to instead of the instinct to turn the wheel the other direction. (Remember, I'm in reverse, people.) Finally got purchase in forward and got over the hill. Whew! Made it home safe and sound. Don't think I'll go the back way again until...oh...about August! ;o)

Tonight we have a hard freeze predicted...about 17 degrees. THAT is cold!

Exercise and diet program...that went out the window when the full time job came in the door. I gained just 2 or 3 pounds during the holidays an
d need to get that off. I'm going to have to really watch the calories. I've thought about the one Sweating to the Oldies VHS that I own...but it almost ruined so many good old songs for me. I still should get it out and just exercise here at home...I can do as I've done before...watch it with the sound turned off.

Hmmm....Wonder why Sean Connery never did an exercise video. Sigh.

1 comment:

Holee said...

I just have to tell you this. Never got past 10 rows on my wool socks...although we had no snow here in San Antonio, it did get cold. I really needed those socks so I sent son off to fetch me a pair of wool Navy socks from the supply house...Maybe next winter I'll have one sock finished!