Saturday, March 07, 2009

Different from last year.

Above was the scene in my driveway this weekend last year. We had gotten a blizzard and I had to cancel the memorial service that I had planned for my brother, Richard.

Today I had been going around wearing a t-shirt and jeans. Such is life here in Ohio.

I went around to some thrift shops looking for some things I could put in the now spare bedroom in my house. I found a treadmill at Goodwill for 10 dollars. I want to get rid of this extra poundage and I also want to set up this room as an office. So for the time being, it will be used as a combination home office and exercise room.

Good news is that we spring forward tonight and will be getting an extra hour of daylight at the other end. Kathy and I will be able to get out and do some walking, which has been good for the emotions and the sugar level. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us, but if it doesn't the treadmill will come into play.

14 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Yep what a I'll thake this weekend over last years hands down! one more hour of dalight vrs 1 hour less sleep,oh well we git in back in the fall.

Busy Bee Suz said...

the treadmill sounds great for those days you can't get out and walk....
the weather here is hot today...I was an idiot and got myself sunburned at my daughters softball game.....I won't hear the end of that anytime soon. :)
happy to have ONE more hour too. Take care-Suz

Ms Hen said...

....that sounds great.. enjoy the walks with Kathy.

((hugs))...the rough times will get easier..

Betty Ann

wzzp said...

Let's go bike riding!

clean and crazy said...

thanks for the heads up I did not know about spring forward, it used to fall on my birthday.

Daisy said...

I'm really looking forward to having some warmer weather come our way to do more outside walking too. I much prefer that to exercising inside.

Karen said...

Wixy, first of all I'm so sorry about the emotions you had to go through with your brothers memorial service. That couldn't have been easy. Secondly, I was just telling Pat this morning that I've been looking on Craigs list for a treadmill and cannot find one for under $100. You are a lucky lucky man. Good luck with the exercising. I've started walking again this week as well. It does my soul good to get out and get some fresh air.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

That's quite a picture, Cliff! We have had a huge temp change in a week too.... although we didn't get that much snow. We hit the mid 70's yesterday. It was gorgeous!

A $10 treadmill is QUITE the find - congratulations!

Hey - I put a cool poem up on my blog today - I think you'll like it. It was on yesterdays' MountainWings (www.mountainwings.com) - a great inspirational thing I get from a local pastor here in Atlanta.

Anyway - hope you and your wife have a wonderful day! :)

Pigeon said...

I remember that snow storm last March too. What a difference a year makes. Chris thinks we will have one more bad storm this year before we are totally done with winter.

Pat Jenkins said...

you lose too many of those "pounds" and you are going to be out of your slider look alike gig..... that was terrible wasn't it.....

Jessica said...

Has it been a year already since your brother passed? Seems like only a few months ago.

Great find you found at the Goodwill..... one of my favorite places to dig around. Good luck with the walking and the treadmill. I need to get moving myself!

Awake In Rochester said...

A treadmill is a good idea. That's a real good price on it. If I had one I would put it in front of my TV so I would be sure to use it. ;)

We have enjoyed a few warmer days in Rochester, but back to the cold & snow now. Such is March. I just hope that we don't have a heavy snow storm, or blizzard like we get sometimes in March.

Syd said...

I was in jeans and no shirt for the weekend. I'm happy for this great weather.

Leesa said...

I know that was a difficult time to go through last year with your brother's passing... So sorry you had to postpone the services you had planned for him.... I know how important it is to remember our loved ones and share the moments with others. It is uplifting during very sad times. I hope you were able to have a great service for him after that...

On another note, glad you found the treadmill... I know you come over to my blog and see all the goodies... I hope it's not depressing... My dad is extremely diabetic- so I should really watch it, too... I work out a lot, but still.. our health is so important, while we have it...
God bless you! Leesa