Friday, February 12, 2010

In case you weren't sure, I hate snow.

The greater Philadelphia area has officially broken it's record as the snowiest winter. It was 1995-1996 with 65.5" of snowfall that winter. I remember that winter.. I was 11. It was awesome! We had like three feet of snow at one time. My brother and I built forts in the backyard, as in we would pile all of the snow up in one big pile, and then dig a whole bunch of tunnels and have a snowball war. Strangely enough, it was very warm in our ice-houses. So far in the winter of 2009-2010, we've had 72" of snow. That's six feet. Six feet of snow.

I'm a little sad that I can't do that now. I mean, I could... but people would definitely look at me funny. Now that I'm a responsible adult (ha!) I really dislike snow. Though, this has been the first time that I've been able to stay home because of snow. Because I couldn't get out of my house. And even if I could get out of my house, if a cop found me on the road... I'd get a ticket with a pretty hefty fine. So I was going NO WHERE. Two whole days being stuck with Gene and no way to go anywhere else? You think I'd like that. I didn't. I was SO READY to go back to work today.

You would think that being home, and having plenty of time, that I would have exercised my little heart out. Nope. I haven't turned on Jillian since Feb 1. It's been a while. But I've been shoveling! A lot! My biceps are tired!! Tonight I'll get back into it. I've just been so unmotivated. I was so stressed out from the big work project... then it was "that time," so I was so not in the mood to do any physical activity... and then we got a shit-ton of snow. So shoveling was my exercise. I think I may have thrown out my back again. Stupid snow. I didn't even get a lot of knitting done! I can't find a single tapestry needle. I have no idea where they all got to. I have five... and I can't find a single one!

For now, I'm just going to imagine Mexico. Or Hawaii. Or Bermuda. And PRETEND like I'm not surrounded by snow and ice. Yuck.


Fidgeting Gidget said...

Thank god I'm not the only one who fell off the Jillian bandwagon (again). :) I'm planning on giving up alcohol for Lent next week and then trying to pick up Jillian in it's place. I'm not sure I'll be able to do it. I just get so unmotivated.

RecoveringActor said...

Of COURSE you fell off the Jillian bandwagon. hahaha. I don't know what I'm giving up for Lent, but it's can't be alcohol. Or caffeine. I'm a miserable person without those things!!

Joanie M said...

you could give up Jillian for Lent.

Bayjb said...

Yikes, sounds like you guys did get really hammered with snow. Keep dreaming of nice beaches, you'll get out of snow and ice eventually.