Thursday, 24 January 2013

The snow remains

Those of you who know us lot on those little islands stuck somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean between America and Europe will understand what happens when we get what is considered a bit of snow. The whole country closes down. There is a lot of complaining by the media about it. But if you consider that the weather is so changeable that we cannot even guarantee we will have snow or rain or sun in any given year then you will also understand  that we just aren't set up for extremes. We don't do 3 months of snow which doesn't thaw until Spring or long hot summers that stretch for months.

The canal which froze covered in snow. 

So we still have snow. Snow that has frozen onto the pavements, which makes walking Toni a nightmare as despite several "no pull" harnesses and several years of attempted training, Toni will insist on pulling and then suddenly stopping as she picks up any interesting scents that might be wafting about. So in short I haven't done any walking for a week now. 

I am hoping that it is the lack of exercise which is responsible for my slightly less impressive loss of only 1 lb this week. Still a loss is a loss and so I can't complain too much! 

In other news, Mike had an appointment on Monday with his haematologist. It took all of 2 minutes to be told nothing has changed and come back in three months! I guess I shouldn't complain about that either. 

5 comments:

  1. I live on an island too and when it snows everything closes and we stay home. We are just not set up for snow! What usually happens is it rains right after then freezes and makes driving very dangerous.

    I lost a pound this week too. It is discouraging! I will keep at it though.

    Excellent news about Mike! Yay!

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    1. Hi Birdie.

      So glad I'm not the only one who a) has only lost a pound and b) becomes housebound when the snow arrives. :-)

      Lorna

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  2. I've gotten so frustrated with my lack of avoir du poids disappearing that I have contracted to do SENSA for six months to see if that will work. Nothing else is... I'll keep y'all posted. Brrrr... back in the NW and shivering!

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    1. Hi Sandy

      I had to google sensa as I hadn't heard of it. Very interesting.......

      Lorna

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  3. dear lorna,

    so happy to hear mike is doing so well. argh - snowbound, and ice to boot.

    and you are so right - a pound is a pound, and well earned. just think - after being held captive by the weather, being able to walk will be bliss - both for you and for toni.

    love,

    karen, TC

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