Ripley got her first ouchie while we were enjoying the unseasonably nice weather. Before our cold snap, we had some spring-like weather. Beautiful days in the 60s! I miss them already. I digress. RockCrawlinChef and I were out shopping at Sam's Club and when we got out of the store, we saw this...
My husband loves me - before the cold snap hit, he made a point to "install" a rear window in the Jeep so I wouldn't have to turn into an ice cube. It was such a gorgeous day outside the Scamp decided to oversee the project from the roof...
RCC pulled out his inner redneck ingenuity and fashioned a rear window out of a shower curtain, duct tape, and nylon cord (and I got a new leather punch out of the deal). I'm pretty sure Ashinator wishes that we could stitch a window into the Accord - she's pretty sick of the plastic wrap/packaging tape window she's got.
It got bitter cold for a couple of days. I had students pissed off that we didn't cancel school. All of the public schools were closed, why wasn't the college? Here's the short answer:
It's only cold! Man the eff up!
Put on your coat!
Get your ass in the car
and get to school!
I really wanted to channel my inner R. Lee Ermey...
Of course, as much as I wanted to scream that at them, I couldn't. What I could tell them was that they were adults and able to get themselves to school. The roads weren't bad; the reason the public schools were closed was that they couldn't have so many kids standing out at the bus stops (to which, I'm sure my Northern readers will laugh) or walking to school.
It warmed up slightly, but not enough for my riding lessons in an outdoor arena. Being Colorado, it'll be cold again in a couple of days, but I do appreciate the break we get in the weather between cold snaps.
One of my resolutions at the beginning of the year was to lose weight. Hell, it's on my list every year. RCC and I have both decided that the forty-plus pounds we each gained when we got married has got to go. He - the brat - lost 20# in January just by changing his eating habits. Me? I lost four. That's right. Four freaking pounds! Can we say pissed off wife? Yep. He hasn't even started working out. He's just eating a bowl of cereal in the morning, a salad with a protein at lunch, and something for dinner. Pisses me off. I can't lose weight without blood, sweat and tears. I wasn't able to join a gym until last week - that crap's expensive. I bit the bullet and not only joined a gym, but paid for three fifty-minute sessions with a personal trainer. My first session is tomorrow. He's going to kick my fat arse and I'm more than a little afraid. But if it's going to take blood, sweat and tears, I'm willing to give them. I've got forty pounds to go before my birthday in July.
And in the good news category...
Tara Janzen's newest release, LOOSE ENDS, hit the NYT Best Seller list! This is the third (or is it fourth) time her Steele Street boys and girls have ended up on the list. I'm so thrilled for her; she deserves it.