Friday, March 6, 2015

Final Freezing Friday

Last day of bitter, freezing cold. I hope. If my knee isn't too sore from shoveling snow yesterday, I'm going to exercise outside anyway. Unless the roads are still icy. Our neighborhood wasn't plowed until around four in the afternoon so there was no chance for the roads to clear before it froze. And did you know that chucking snow involves a lot of twisting at the knees if you're saving your back? My orthopedic surgeon explained that to me last winter as he injected it with cortisone. Took a record five cups of coffee, two large mugs of tea and glasses and glasses of water to get me through moving this last snow.

Onto brighter things for the weekend. Tomorrow morning is my local writers meeting. I love the members. They're so upbeat and supportive. There's none of that clique stuff and not getting along going on with our group. Our president is speaking about goal setting and since my plans for the year have recently been shaken about, I need to hear some of that.

On to other good news, I'm getting pretty excited about my A to Z theme as I work on posts. I hope I can tell you in next Friday's wrap-up brag a little about all my posts being done. And I'm well over half way into my first draft of my current WIP and that makes me happy. I'm almost to the part, the last quarter, where I always write fastest.

On the home front, my daughter will be home on Saturday night for spring break. We already made plans for almost every day. And then I'm going to drive her back the following weekend and spend the night. We made plans for that night too. Sunday is my youngest son's birthday so we'll probably have a house full of family all day. It will be cards games all day long and lots of teasing and picking on one another. That's how we do it.

Don't forget about the start of daylight saving time this weekend. I do love it when it stays light later in the day.

"Self-praise smells bad." Swedish proverb

Are you getting your posts ready for A to Z? Ever had a cortisone shot? Knees are as bad as in the ankle. Had to reevaluate your goals lately? Did you remember it was daylight savings time? Met anyone lately that stank of self-praise?

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  1. You're going to have a busy and fun weekend. If any snow is still there, make the kids shovel it.
    Looking forward to everyone's theme reveal for the Challenge.

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    1. I'm at the point that anything not shoveled will be around until Mother Nature takes care of it.

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  2. I hope it's the final freeze for us too. The long range forecast looks promising, but four years ago we had snow on the first day of spring so I'm not placing any bets.

    Re: cortisone
    I stopped doing the injections when I learned that they could do permanent damage to the soft tissue and tendons. I didn't need anything else to fall off. :)

    Re: daughter
    I'm so glad to hear your daughter is coming home for spring break. Enjoy every minute!

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    1. Yeah, I know cortisone will do that but I have some joints where there's not much left to damage.

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  3. Your writing group sounds wonderful! And what a fun week you have to look forward to! Maybe spending all that time with your daughter will help get you out of your head a bit then you can come back to work and create fresh, new goals. :)

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    1. This weekend is shaping up to be a family holiday.

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  4. I did not remember it was daylight savings time. Thank you for the reminder.

    My writers group has been fairly clique free over the years, and that's been nice.

    Enjoy your time with your family!

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    1. I used to hate the 'spring ahead' when I had to get up for work, but it's all good now.

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  5. Sounds like a nice weekend and week ahead for you! Now if only the weather would cooperate a bit!

    betty

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    1. We're supposed to be a little warmer, Betty. Hoping.

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  6. I think we're finally supposed to get a warm up here too. I haven't walked outside in a week. It's been too cold. It is almost spring, right?

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    1. Almost, LG, almost. So I keep telling myself.

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  7. I'm ready for the freezing weather and snow to go away. And yes, I know all about the aches and pains of show shoveling. Ugh. Sounds like you had a great week, writing-wise, though. Have a wonderful time with your family!

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    1. Nothing like the cold to keep you at your writing desk. Family time is the best time.

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  8. Snow shoveling is one of the hardest things on the body, hate it. Sounds like a great week ahead indeed at your feed

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    1. Hope to retire the shovels for the season in a few days.

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  9. I've had vitamin B shots, and a nasty shot of some kind in my heel (not a fun place for a shot) that helped my planter fasciitis. Shots are just not a whole lot of fun.
    I hope that the winter is over for every state in the US. We all need a bit of spring and then a roar of summer.
    Congrats on getting so much work done on your writing and your A to Z.
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your house full of family and fun this weekend!

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  10. Susan, hope you feel better. I put my back out Monday, so I'm grunting a lot. Don't mean to, but every move hurts. Sounds like you're in for some fun times. Excellent.

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  11. I've never had cortisone shots. Sounds painful. I have heard the aftereffects are wonderful, though. Hang in there, summer is coming!

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  12. I can't wait to read your A to Z posts! I'm getting my posts scheduled a little bit each day. :)

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  13. I know, I'm so sick of this snow. I really hope the temperatures go up like they're supposed to.

    Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead. Happy birthday to your son.

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  14. It's almost spring! Goodness knows I'm really looking forward to it. Have a fun weekend. :)

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  15. Wishing you a great time. Sounds like you've got it jammed back with fun.

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  16. Hi Susan - you sound busy - but happy with the family visits ahead .. those will be brilliant - that snow will melt - and am I glad I don't have to do that now ... it's tough!

    Well done on the A-Z theme and your writing goals .. cheers Hilary

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  17. Have a wonderful time with your children!

    I'm glad you have a writers' group that is supportive.

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  18. Really hoping I've seen the last of the snow!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your kids.

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  19. I'm with you on the no more snow and bring on spring. Sounds like you have some fun things planned with your kids; enjoy!

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  20. Losing an hour never sits well with me, especially on the weekend! At least we get it back in the fall.

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  21. Family time YAY, snow...BOO. LOL. We are supposed to have rising weather upper 60's this week and I'm eager for it.

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