To get down the driveway, I decided not to fight the snowdrifts and I put on my snowshoes. There is no point struggling through knee-deep snow if I don't have to! I just wanted to clear a little pathway just in case we get our delivery today. Alex and I are very loosely contemplating shoveling the rest of the driveway...later. :)
The blizzard left a lot of snow and a lot of damage, but we were lucky at home that no trees fell down in this area. Nature is tough! The sun was desperately trying to pop through this morning when I took the huskies for their 45-minute walk, it's about a mile and a half walk each morning and I'm loving it. It's hard to get myself into the snowsuit though, but once I'm out, I want to keep going! Walking in the winter is more challenging and I have to stretch after each walk now or I feel it in my legs and lower back. I can't wait for the weather to get better so I can take Jack with us and walk much longer through the woods!
But the girls do need their walk every day, especially Charlie or she gets that depression. We have a nice covered bridge here over the river, it gives the town a little quaint village feel to it! But tomorrow is Friday and the town is very quiet for now...soon all the weekenders will invade with their loud snowmobiles and ignorant "boom boom boom" of the car stereo, sigh. We can't control other people, just our own reactions to them, so we choose to hibernate even more on weekends!! The knowledge that buying our little quiet property in about 2 years time keeps me patient through the weekend noise!
Last night was supposed to be Chicken Cesar Salad, but once again I veered from the menu plan. Gosh, this free-spirit spontaneous meal attitude I've had lately is making me edgy lol...we both preferred some comfort food so I used the chicken to make my Mexican Lasagna instead.
A little indigestion was worth it lol...tonight is supposed to be chili night, but I think we'll be making a pork tenderloin instead. I've mentioned before that we love to eat comfort food, but once in a while we need some clean eating to balance everything out! I think I'll make the Apricot Brandy Glaze with it, it was so delicious the last time I made it!
*****Do you ever have a "I wish I could change X" moment? These are just random thoughts I'm having today...I was doing so well with my eating. I started to take a spritz of Rescue Remedy before each meal and it relaxed me enough that no food got stuck. Last night though, I had a small issue with a piece of chicken getting stuck at the base of my esophagus...no matter how many times it happens, I feel scared and traumatized. So I was thinking "I wish I could change my uncontrollable anxiety and PTSD so that I can relax enough so that I don't feel frightened every time a meal is coming up"...but then it's a pipe dream, I can't, I've done every test, tried every medication, done every therapy...the only "possible solution" (medical term apparently) is a surgery that will keep my esophagus "valve" open to my stomach. Sure, no food will get stuck ever, but acid will definitely make it's way up all the time I was told. It's no solution for me, but what can I do, this health problem is with me for good, has been since I was 8 years old - at least that's my earliest memory of food getting stuck.
Is there something you wish you could change, that you know deep down you just have to live with? Deep thoughts on a Thursday afternoon lol...