It is a common winter phenomena here that one never walks far but still walks a lot. Why you ask?
It’s elementary Watson. They walk the same steps over and over and over again. Driveway, sidewalks, decks and patios. Over and over and over.
Don’t get me wrong. I love winter. I love snow. I was frustrated the last couple of years that I couldn’t shovel because of my arthritic thumb. I’m glad to report that it seems to be ok with shoveling this year. My other half will also be happy with this news.
But outside time isn’t just work. Snowshoes make walks fun. The road makes walks easier but the best and “funnest” times are spent outside with The Littles. Making trails, tumbling in the snow, tobogganing or moving snow with grampa.
Not to mention how incredibly happy the dogs are to be outside ripping around in fresh snow. Yes even the 15 year old retriever kicks up his heels but the 3 year old Skye just goes zonkers. I needed snow shoes to go any further but I lacked time with the kids there. Let’s go with that and pretend my fitness level isn’t the issue!
I love challenges and have firmly embraced a new to me blogging one called #walkingsquares by Becky over at Becky of Winchester. But I was frustrated with my squaring of photos. So I am super pumped to have learnt today that I have a square setting on my phone camera. I was having so much fun that you get one last picture even though technically I didn’t walk far to get it. Just walked the side walk over and over as we dug out hard packed snow.
Young A and I were having fun redecorating for winter. She felt it was for Christmas but I corrected her to say that first it was for Remembrance Day. This lead to an explanation about war, peace and freedom and I tried to leave it simple before she got overwhelmed. But if you look close on the dresser you will see the wreath of poppies.
Anyone else love winter and have a favourite activity?