Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow, driveways and a broken shovel

There's nothing worse than being half way through shoveling your driveway when your shovel breaks, but I have to say, there's nothing better when your hero neighbor comes along and clears the rest of it with his snow blower. That'll definitly be next years big purchase because Im not sure I enjoy shoveling four car lengths of driveway (plus my neighbors when he's not at home).
There's not so much to discuss in winter, concerning gardening at this point, at least not from a retail greenhouse perspective. At least not where I stand. But right about now, Greenhouses are putting their orders in for statuary, seeds (if they havn't already) and growers are prepping for annual plantings.
And me? I'm sitting on my couch, waiting for the baby to wake and eating doritos, watching an old rerun of Star Trek. Oh yes. In every sense of the word, geeky. Oh Captain Kirk, why do you always have to get the girl with the perky breasts?
I've been working out at the gym because one month at home caused me to have huge muscle loss and increasingly unstable back (nothing but soft stomach and nothing to support the back). I'm taking today off because my neck is hurting from my work out the other day. I have incredible upper body strength and sometimes lift too much, even it it seem light. So one more day and its back to the gym. on off days, if I can, I like to fit in some jump rope with pushups and sit ups. But since my neck hurts, there's not going to be any of that today.
Cheers to everyone who's getting snowed on!