Ah, another day here in Snowtown! Good news is that I think it's a tad bit warmer this morning, and perhaps a bit of rain instead of snow. It's still going to take awhile to get rid of all the white stuff but, as with slow hip recovery, one has to look on the bright side--it's maybe a bit of progress! I went to the gym with my husband yesterday, and did a long, slow trudge on the elliptical--like, 60 minutes plus a 5 minute cooldown. Because I did it fairly slowly, without much incline, it really didn't bother my hips and, hey, I had a lot of time to fill up as my husband's workouts are always much longer than mine. We showered at the gym and then home for a long, cold (more rotten snow fell in late afternoon--groan) rest of the day. I curled up with my Kindle, an Icelandic mystery novel from the library, and struggled a bit--the Icelandic names of all the characters were long and unpronounceable, and hard to keep track of! Finished the book before lights out and I slept well, although unaccountably woke up at 5:30 this morning. Tried to stay in bed even though awake, but finally got up at 6:45 and trundled downstairs. No newspaper, again, due to inclement weather conditions, so just made my morning latte and watched the morning news, full of grim stories about cars and trucks stuck in the wet, miserable mess in our area. Glad I'm not out there! Was a bit concerned that hips would be aching this morning after my long workout, but feeling pretty good overall. Will skip the gym today and just do home PT exercises. Husband, brave and intrepid soul that he is, will go to the gym again, I'm sure, and then he needs to drive me to the grocery store as we need to replenish some provisions. My Pilates class got canceled this morning, as well as my book group meeting tonight, so another day basically hanging out with a lot of expletives deleted as I contemplate the soggy mess in our yard. So, so tired of this! I know it's horrid in your neck of the woods, @Layla, and sounds like it's going to continue for awhile--can't imagine living where you or @Carriemay60 do, your winters sound so grim! If just a week's worth of ugly weather is turning me into a total grouch, I can hardly think about what months on end might do! You and your husband were brave to get out and drive an hour each way to visit someone, and I'm sure your friend very much appreciated it. Bummer about the uncooperative boiler, @SurreyGirl. Sounds like maybe a replacement might be needed? Having a boiler go out in winter does not sound like fun. I am sure you're bundled up, appropriately so, but that's not a long term solution. And, PS, all games are more fun with booze! I used to play Bridge a zillion years ago, and I am a terrible player--but somehow managed to improve my game when we drank, or maybe the other players just sunk down to my level, who knows.