Shivering, Shoveling, Sniffling, and Maybe Snacking

Well, apparently, all across the country we are shivering together.

This is what we are in the middle of:Well, enough about the weather.


Murray said the “Large dog sweater” fits him just fine, thank you.

It also added some camouflage while in his fort.


During our ice/snow/bitter cold, I’ve been trying to keep up with my Insanity workouts.  When I start the DVD, the dogs come running.  This is my work-out space-

so I end up back by the back door…..


Kinda hard to see, but each horse has a hitchhiker….


The weather has been so strange.  Right now it’s  -9 degrees and no wind.  This morning when I got up it was -21 !! 


I watched the frozen fog coming in. 
That whole whiteness (is that a word?) between the houses and the blue sky is fog!

The best thing to do in this situation is this:

and this:

Unfortunately, I am going to have to have my son and daughter-in-law return these socks.  I wore them all day and nothing happened.  They must be broke.


Notice anything new?


I usually see this guy up on the ridge each night as I go to the barn.


Durango greeted me with his frozen whiskers tonight.

They always get some extra treats in this weather.

Each year as we close in on New Year’s Eve, I think back over the year.  I’ve never really had a year that I couldn’t wait to finish until 2017.  Except for the birth of my new Grandson, this year has kinda sucked!  Between my foot and then my hip, my running has been almost nil -( although I have discovered that I love trail running ).  Two of my friends are fighting breast cancer and now my little sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer too.  Her fight is just starting and so scary.  And of course the violence and the state of our country.   Let’s move on to 2018, shall we?

We each make so many  decisions in our life.  From waking up and deciding to make it a good day, to doing something to making someone else’s life happier, to making a choice of how we can make a difference in the world.  Stand up for whatever you feel strongly about.  Even if it’s just to make your own life healthier and happier, do it.

One step at a time,









One thought on “Shivering, Shoveling, Sniffling, and Maybe Snacking

  1. Love this blog!! Glad the dog sweaters fit the! Wow it is cold there…on our way to LA today but I won’t tell you the temp.😎 I will be glad to say goodbye to this year, mostly because of the state of this world. Of course 2018 could be even worse….just trying to focus on home and family only. Hope to see you soon!! ❤️ you,


    Life is precious, life is fragile and life is short. Live each day with kindness & mindfulness.

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