Two weeks ago was dubbed Winter 2.0 because the kids only went to school for one day and we had enough snow to be stuck in the house and make a snowman outside. Surprisingly, the kids made it to school all last week with no delays! Tuesday morning was the first morning I had to get up early to take them to school at the regular time. Since the weather had calmed down, it wasn’t too bad. However, it’s looking like this week will be even worse; 2-4 inches by Wednesday. Sigh.
I wanna say this is our first bad winter. Last winter was just loong. We skipped over Spring and went straight into summer. The year before that we got some snow, but it was just pretty, not debilitating. This year has been our first taste of what it would be like to live farther north and I can definitely say, “no, thank you” to that! I was in need of tires on the van, so when the roads got covered in snow I was slip sliding all over the place. I got new tires as soon as I could make it out of our driveway and things were much better.
After a week of being stuck in the house with four kids I was ready for a break. I went to Asheville that Sunday and finally found some workout shoes! I have shoes, but they’re old and more for running, which I don’t do. I walk, spin, elliptical, lift, but I do not run. Not yet, anyway. Most shoes I found were for running, but I did find some interesting Sketchers called Go Walk 2. I love them! They are lightweight and flexible and very comfortable. I was able to get them at a discount shoe store for cheap too. :o)
I’ve been sick this past week, so even though I was free to leave the house I couldn’t go to the gym. I think that’s the hard part of going to the gym; keeping up your momentum. If you take a break, it’s hard to get back into it. With this snow I don’t know if I’ll make it again this week, although I enjoy it and would like to return. Darn you groundhog! Maybe we’ll do some yoga while we are stuck in the house or perhaps I’ll go sledding with the kiddos. At this point I’m just rolling with it.