Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This morning I got up at 5 with my alarm and put on my workout clothes and tennis shoes. I was ready to head to the Y for a half-hour of brisk walking on the treadmill. After the ridiculously cold winter, I'm eager to get back into my workout routine. I feel better when I start my day with a walk, even if it is at the Y instead of outside.
Then I walked out my front door. My van had about a half-inch of snow covering it.
NBD, right? What's a half-inch of snow after the 80 or so inches I've already brushed off of it this winter.
What I didn't realize until I went to put my key in the lock was that under that snow was a thick layer of ice. I shouldn't be surprised, since this was my view during mom taxi duty last night:
Except I have NO IDEA where my broken-by-winter ice scraper is, and it would take a the defroster a good 10 minutes to melt that ice off the windshield. I did sit in the car for a while, hoping that if I ran my windshield wipers AND my defroster, I'd get to the Y and my walk. But then I looked to my right and saw that my side window was also covered in ice. No way the defroster would melt that any time soon.
So instead, I walked the dog (can't find my hat or gloves, of course), emptied the dishwasher, and decided to write today's slice early. I managed to make this time productive.
But I do have a message for Mother Nature. I'm OVER this cruddy winter! She can keep this springtime snow. I want tulips and daffodils and warm breezes that tempt me to be outside, not this icky, wet, freezing mess.
And no.... I do NOT want to build a snowman!