Being new homeowners, this was the first time the Best Husband Ever and I were responsible for snow removal on property of our very own. I can't speak for him, but I know that that fact made my first snow shoveling experience rather exciting. A milestone if you will. A sweaty, snowy milestone.
You might imagine that my exuberance over hard-core shoveling dwindled fairly rapidly. You would be correct. Still, in spite of the hard work and the fact that my fingers froze until I stuffed a pair of Hotties inside my gloves, I did like shoveling. There's something about accomplishing a chore in the form of non-traditional exercise (i.e., not in a gym, with a workout video, etc.), especially if it gets me out into the SAD-fighting, cloud-penetrating sunshine. I felt very good about myself as I surveyed my work:
Yep, I'd call that a job well done! It took me about an hour to clear the front and back of our house, including the sidewalk. I even put some salt down and managed to meet a new neighbor. Snow days bring people together! And, of course, they make fantastic [very slippery] hooping occasions:
Then again, any occasion is a good one for hooping. The same with coffee, which is how I wrapped up my snowbound adventures. Get your free, fabulous, delicious Green Mountain coffee sampler here -- and you have a very good chance at winning, because no one has entered the giveaway yet. Hard to believe, but true! So that means that the winner could very easily be you!