Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

my metal moose sculpture has some snow to work with!

I'm sorry kids but I love the snow and cold! I do. I know it's cold and I know that snow stinks if you are driving in it(mostly because of everyone else around you) but I love it. I can bundle up and stay warm but in the hot of summer there are only so many clothes you can take off and trust me, you wouldn't want to be around to see that! Plus, you have all your hot beverages(tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and I love fall and winter clothes; sweaters, boots, fun socks, hats scarves, marshmallow puff coats! Playing in the snow is great fun. I took my son out on the sled today. As I trudged through a good 10 inches of snow I realized what a great workout it is and *bonus* even when you sweat, you don't feel overheated! The only thing that made me sad today was I tried to show the weetot how to make a snow angel and realized how old and broken I truly am! Not only do I have arthritic joints that ache when I try to move my arms and legs through the snow (mainly my right shoulder from an old soccer injury) but trying to get myself up from 10 inches of snow with nothing to grab onto or use as support...well let's just say it was a wee bit embarrassing! I know that everyday I'm not as broken as I am today, my arthritis has been flaring for the past 5 days or so, but it was one of those moments when I wished I could have been a young parent. I now fully realize how my dad must have felt when we were little as he was diagnosed with RA around his 40th birthday. Regardless, my pain won't keep me down and I do believe if I get out there and move more instead of less it can't hurt but help in the long term(it'll hurt like hell in the short term but, eh, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?)

Well now I have to focus on taking down some Christmas decor. Already today I've listed a new play dough kit in my etsy store, played blocks, made lunch and played outside in the snow. Must get a start on dismantling the tree (et al) while the little one sleeps. He is going to be so heartbroken to see everything go away for the year.:o(

Have a great day, stay warm and try to find something you love about the cold winter months!!


Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me! I love the snow if I'm outside playing in it, but we're in the city now so that's no fun.

You like the pool at all? I used to teach an aquatic arthritis class amongst other things. Water is really great for improving your range of motion, getting you moving again, etc.

elf said...

I would love to take an aquatic arthritis class but the Y is the only place I know of that offers it and their fees are more than we can afford right now.:o( I have a yoga for arthritis DVD that does help some but I'm sure the water would be even better for supporting joints and whatnot.

Athena said...

I'm sorry- your post made me chuckle, but it's because I totally relate. Sometimes I feel like a turtle when I'm trying to get off the floor! Having bad knees is no fun!

I love the snow, too. I can't wait to move someplace that has more of it!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

It's so nice to see these winter scenes. I love the snow as well but where I live we have to travel at least 4 hours to see it.