Tuesday, and the the entire area is still mostly shut down from snow on Sunday. It’s not so much the snow, as the ability to clear it out, so while D went to work (and said the roads were worse even than the day before), the kids and I were bracing for yet another day stuck in the house. Ugh. Have I mentioned before how NOT cool I am with cabin fever??
There was still a ton of snow outside, and the younger two wanted to go out and play in it – finish a snow man and build some tunnels. I was okay with that, and while they pulled out their (rarely used) snow gear, I decided I couldn’t stomach another day without a workout, and headed upstairs to the dread-mill….I mean treadmill. It faces a window over the backyard, so I could still see the kids while getting a run in, as well as try to delude myself that I was outside. I even opened the window to mimic the wind blowing through my hair (it didn’t work…guess I needed to open the OTHER window in the room to get a breeze).
|M buried in the snow and R standing triumphantly over him
D and I were up early today (thanks to Sammie and her demand for breakfast by 7). I made a big batch of pancakes for the kids, and an awesome blueberry, banana, orange, and chocolate smoothie for me!
|Be jealous of the pirate cup. It’s okay.|
Today was the day I knew I’d escape for an extended period of time! My friend S sent me a text earlier in the day asking me to lunch at our local Indian restaurant. Of course I said yes, and I started planning my day!
I’m almost done knitting a really long scarf (it’s about 4 feet long right now) – my very first project! It’s not perfect, but I’m really happy with it. I’m planning on donating it to a local shelter. Anyway, I’ve been itching to go yarn shopping and learn more about knitting. I found a close by knitting shop that has a bunch of classes they offer, so my plan was to go there, check it out, sign up for a class, and then go to Michael’s to buy sale yarn. My plan worked like a charm! Class is for two Saturday’s starting on the 8th, and I bought about 10 skeins of yarn at Michael’s for $20 – in fun colors like tangerine, lemon, and some fun blends just for socks! I figure if I start now, I’ll be set by next Christmas!
I also went to the mall to have links taken out of the watch D got me for Christmas. The lady at the jewelers was really nice, and I was happy I got to wear my new pretty watch.
I met up with S and had a great lunch of Indian vegan goodness and got to catch up with her about our Christmases. Then it was off on a couple more errands and then home for a bit.
I had a workout planned with another friend of mine for 415, so that gave me a little over an hour at home. I sat upstairs, knitted, and watched the most recent episode of the Closer. Then it was time to get the kids ready for the Y (only the younger two wanted to go….the oldest is kind of a party pooper). So off we went, R went to the playzone, M to the interactive zone, and H and I to kickboxing! It was a great class – the instructor is actually an MMA fighter, so it was more of a fighting/training class than a typical cardio kickboxing one. We worked up a sweat – and worked out any aggression we may have had – and I was happy we went. It was nice to get out of the house, I know the kids were thrilled to be out, I got to see a friend, AND get a good workout. Not bad!
After class, H went to pick up her little ones and head back home. M, R and I hit the pool to swim, play on the slide, and chill in the hot tub. Woo hoo!
Because the roads were mostly clear (side streets are still icy after the sun goes down), D and I decided that we were going to go out to the dinner we were SUPPOSED to have on Christmas. So…off to Geisha we went for hibachi and sushi (vegan sushi of course…and sake!). It was wonderful as always, and I have most of my dinner left over for tomorrow.