I know we're not alone in being stuck in the depths of winter. I had planned to start some little things inside to put out in the greenhouse in February. Well... it's February and we're still having overnight temps in the minus teens. I don't care how hardy something is, it's not gonna survive overnight with temps like that. The sun is shining today so I'll try to get out there and water while it has the chance to be warm. I did have a few little spinach seedlings that had somehow survived out there but I haven't checked recently.
But, I'm an optimist and this afternoon (after belly dancing class) I'm going to start some kale, chard and lettuce for the greenhouse. Maybe by March it will be warm enough for it to survive.
I'll be honest, I'm getting tired of cold weather. And snow. I know there are people struggling with ice and I'm grateful that we haven't had to deal with that this year. And there are people struggling with crippling drought. We'll take the moisture we're getting with the snow. I just wish it wasn't so regular. It seems like every three of four days we get another inch or four of snow. And the wind this year seems particularly nasty. But enough of complaining about the weather. It has it's beauty as well.
Things haven't been totally rosy here. We've had some bad news and a few problems around the house. A friend of ours slipped on his basement stairs, fell and hit his head and now is minimally responsive in a coma. That was over a week ago and not much change in his condition. We're all hoping and praying for the best. And my cousin's husband got his hand in the table saw while working on a project and ended up losing a couple of fingers. (those things terrify me every time!) We've been lucky in that we are all healthy.
A few "mechanical" glitches around the house involving a non-working furnace this morning (intake vent blocked by snow!) and a clogged sewer pipe last week. The sewer issues, of course, necessitated a trip to the home improvement store in the middle of a snowstorm to get a 40 ft sewer rod and poor V working outside at the clean-out pipe in terrible, snowy, windy, single digit weather. But all those problems we (or should I say V) were able to fix ourselves.
I have been working out much more regularly. Justine and I hope to do a few runs this summer while she's home, including another shot at a zombie run. Maybe I can survive this year! Regardless, I do need to get in better shape and I've been working on it. My schedule is 30 minutes on the elliptical 3 days a week, 20 minute zumba with the x-box two days, belly dance class one day and a day off. We'll see how long I can keep that up. I missed a day last week because of the sewer problems but I'm trying....
All in all, we're doing OK. Hope you are all faring as well in the seemingly endless winter.