It was another crappy day weather-wise in the Mohawk Valley. We were relieved that Steven did not work till 11:30 this morning. I should have taken some pictures when the sun was still up, but I can’t think of everything. I did walk to the post office, since the mailman (yes, ours is a man) did not see the post cards and letter I had attached to our mailbox, so I will attempt a short pedestrian post.
Sidewalks were not consistently plowed, and I was soon out on the road, left side facing traffic, OF COURSE. There was glare ice under the snow, so I walked very slowly, taking teeny-tiny steps. Earlier I had seen on Facebook a post from Rock City Runners asking if anybody was braving the weather to run. A few were. I, alas, was not. As my feet slipped out from under me, I realized this was the right decision. If I had been running, I would not have remained upright.
A neighbor stopped at a stop sign offered me a ride, but I told her I was good.
“I need the exercise,” I said, which was quite true.
“You’re a brave woman!”
I was flattered. The paths through Meyers Park were not plowed, what a surprise, but the road around it was. I could see the ice shining at points. I laughed at myself for the teeny-tiny steps I was taking. I had been singing “I Will Survive” while Steven and I had shoveled the driveway (aided by a kind neighbor with a snow-blower, by the way). I kept singing it, teeny-tiny stepping in time to the music. It did my heart good to sing about being a strong woman, although I assure you my husband has NOT tried to break me with good-bye.
I purchased more post-card stamps after I mailed my stuff, enjoying a brief chat with the fellow behind the counter. I did not realize or had forgotten that post-card stamps are now Forever, like first-class, so I felt happy to purchase a hundred. Lots of postcards!
I walked up Main Street to get home. I confess, I did not enjoy my walk as much a I usually do, because of the ice. However, I did not land on my ass. I’ll call that a win. Maybe I can start running again soon. Happy Saturday, everyone.