Friday, January 3, 2014

Too Cold and Too Early

Even the best and warmest running clothes won't entice Linda to jog outside today.  It was freezing when she went out first thing to shovel the snow off the deck and steps so we could go outside. Someone posted on FB that it was 8 below zero early this morning, but she's not believing it was that cold!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to turn off  the 4:10 a.m. alarm clock that keeps going off in Linda's head?  So annoying for everyone involved!  Today she was wide awake, ready to roll like usual.  The problem is she gets really sleepy between 6-7 and feels almost drugged or hungover.  Today she laid back down at 6:00 and didn't wake up until 7:45!  It's a good thing her morning classes are canceled.  It makes no difference what time she goes to bed, she still is waking up at the same time.  Maybe its a mind-trick thing.  The more she thinks about not wanting to wake up at 4 a.m, the more of a habit it becomes.

"I need my beauty sleep Linda!  Stop waking me up so early"
So far her noon class is still on as scheduled.  That means she has plenty of time to go out and shovel the pile of snow that the plow trucks piled up at the end of her driveway.  Our driveway faces the top of a court on a hill.  (Does that make sense?)  Some plowers push the snow up the hill and right to the end of our driveway.  Thanks so much snow removers for all the extra cardio workout you give Linda. (Actually, the thought of shoveling is worse than the actual work.  She doesn't mind it all all once she is dressed warm and has started the job.)
That is her car during Snowmageddon blizzard.  She shoveled it all out by herself!

Last night it was dangerous driving home from the gym.  Once again, the Kia slid, slipped, skidded.  It basically handles terrible in the snow.  Linda has driven vans, sports cars, and regular sedans in way worse conditions and never has had an accident or had any problems driving on bad roads.  Granted, the Subaru was a beast and she was extremely spoiled driving it in the winter.  This car has to be the worst handling winter-condition driving car ever made.  She slides through most every stop sign or red light and fish tails even driving super slow.  Her angels are working overtime keeping her from accidents.  Even pulling in and out of the driveway makes her heart beat fast.