I am not a fan of winter and I don't think that I ever have been. One snow day and a stiff cold breeze is all I need to make me yearn for warmer weather. Honestly, I think it's worse this winter because the weather and snowfall has been so much worse than we've had in a very long time, and I missed summer last season due to the surgery. Today is bright and full of sunshine despite the calf high snow drifts on my porch and I will definitely take sunny over dark and dreary.
I'm trying to get motivated to do some housework today, and like I said, the sunshine really helps. My CPAP machine has also really helped. I no longer wake up with headaches and am starting to feel like I really sleep at night. Now, I'm just waiting for the weather to be warm enough for me to start walking again. I've started in with Pokemon Go again. It's a fun little game and requires me to actually go outside. Last weekend, they had these adorable little pigs out in spades and I just had to go get one but I didn't haven any Poke Balls. So, I walked to the park in the 18 degree (negative windchill) weather and then I thought "Well, I've made it this far, might as well walk to City Hall." Then I got to City Hall and I thought, "I've made it this far, I might as well make it to the bakery". It was at the point that I made it to the bakery that I realized I had made a serious error in judgement. I had to walk back against the wind. But hey, I made it home with only mildly frozen extremities.
I stopped to calculate how far I'd walked, and realized that I had made it 1.2 miles round trip. The entire down town is loaded with Poke Stops (and a wine bar), which leads me to the conclusion that I could rack up some serious mileage when the weather calms down. I now have another goal to pursue for stickers, chase Pokemon for 3 miles in a row.
I'd also like to go to the chiropractor for more regular tune ups. With my age, weight, and pre-existing conditions, I have a lot of issues with my hip and lower back. I also think that I should get massages more regularly. I have heard that they can also help with some of my symptoms. With the onset of winter and my myriad distractions, it may appear that I have abandoned the Impossible Pants, but this is not so. I merely took a detour and have not taken any pictures because I know I've regressed and made no progress. The pursuit of the pants will resume in earnest very soon. But for now, I'm just going to enjoy the electric fire place and a mug of hot cocoa.
Creating my own sunshine 🌞