Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tired of the Cold

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. ~Proverb

Is it April yet? I have to admit I'm really, really tired of the bitter cold (mostly the wind... the cold, I could deal with, but the wind makes it unbearable). I HATE not being able to go for my walks outside and, what's worse, is that it's really starting to affect my joints -- my legs and hips are really achy. I try walking in circles around the inside of the house, and up and down the stairs, but it just isn't the same.


I swear, if anything ever happened to DH, I'd move to Arizona. Or maybe Hawaii. Aruba?

I am NOT a winter person.

It's showing on the dog, as well. She went in for her annual check-up yesterday and has put on EIGHT pounds. That's sixteen percent of her body weight. That would be like me putting on nearly thirty pounds! She's still not fat, but it's not good. Clearly SHE is also missing our nice long walks we used to take on a daily basis.



My birthday lunch yesterday was wonderful. We went for Tex-Mex and I had the portabella mushroom fajitas. Mmmmmmmm.... better, I discovered that if I order the steamed veggies as a side, it's the SAME veggies they use on their veggie fajitas. So yesterday, I mixed it all together, and took half home for dinner :-)

Our lovely server (it was a man... can I call him lovely?) even brought the birthday dessert without singing to me. Yay. DD and I did our best, but ended up leaving half of the brownie ala mode behind.

Today.... the diet begins (for me AND the dog *G*).


You Should Stay Warm by Bundling Up

You are a rational and logical person. You are good at solving problems.

So if you're cold, it makes sense to just put another layer on. You are very practical that way.

You are rarely unprepared in life. You would never forget your gloves and hat on a cold day.

You're ready for anything that comes your way. By being responsible, you find it easy to relax and enjoy life.

They got all that because I hate winter? Really? It's oddly close... weird.



Dru said...

I know what you mean about not walking during this time. I'm ready to get back into walking.

re quiz: got the same thing you did.

I'm glad you had a good birthday lunch.

Have a good Tuesday.

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: I am NOT a winter person.

I don't doubt it considering you lived in California.

Brandy said...

I don't mind winter. It's summer here, with it's unrelenting humidity and high temperatures that keep me indoors. I thank goodness for the Y at ALL times of the year.
Poor Dakota. No progress on the treadmill hunt?

Best wishes for a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm all for moving somewhere warm too. A nice desert landscape would be just the ticket.

Ceri Hebert said...

Ugh, know the feeling! My DH and I were just discussing the need to do some serious exercising. We're on the fence about getting a dog, but this would definitely be in the Pro's column!

Your BD lunch sounds yummy!