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Shoveling Snow

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Great snow storm is here. I already shoveled 40 minutes and was proud to track the minutes. I never thought that apart from the fact that I have always enjoyed playing in freshly fallen snow (until I get cold that is), I would derive so much pleasure from simply going out there and moving about. We have a state of emergency. The National Guard has been called out to help with the snow removal and all the emergency things that go along with it.
I am waiting for the power to go out, so I have been baking and going on in the kitchen to prepare. I love to feel so last century.
I found an old diary from 2004 yesterday, while cleaning out closets. I could not believe how negative I felt when I wrote some passages (diaries have always been my last resort when I felt horrible, which happens only rarely, but I don't like to just lay around waiting for it to pass, I try to get everything out and on paper. Seems healthier to me and I recover more speedily). The entry that most hit home was about my weight. I felt out of control, fat and like a huge slob without self worth. Now I know that I am a very happy person, but that surprised me a bit to read my inner feelings at the time. I also mentioned that I walk around with negative feelings about my household all the time, never being able to stick with one thing to clean up, hence there is mess all over. I found that interesting, because I feel so much more in control now. Is it possible that people over 30 really are able to learn to manage themselves? It was a huge relief to realize that I know and use all the tools there are to get fit, get my finances, household and even the dog training on track.
I am seriously considering checking out a new church, where the ladies from my book club are going. They are such a fun, warmhearted bunch of people, and although I really don't know what I want, how can it be harmful to see what they are doing in church? Julia was pretty much for joining me, so I would not go alone. My mother is in uproar, because she has been trying to get me to go back to church, and we are Catholics, but there are just a lot of people at the little Catholic church that I don't care for.
We'll see. I think I am ready to get back into some form of church routine.
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    Judging by the film clps on TV you will have the opportunity to all the exercise you've ever wanted to get and then some out shovelling up the frozen white stuff. Just think though--in July, the mountains of snow will be history while they are of such glaring importance now.... People who don't live in places where we have such huge changes in the seasons can't appreciate what we go through can they....
    Thanks for your encouragement on my blog and hope you don't lose your electricity there!
    5126 days ago
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