So here I am on my 4th snow day in the past 2 weeks. I miss my kiddos and I am starting to get a bit stir crazy so I have been getting a lot of cleaning, Pinteresting, reading, and blogging done! I woke up early and did Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. I have been doing it for the past week and really liking it. I had to put the half marathon training on a small pause since I have been so sick. My lungs just haven’t been ready. I actually got a treadmill workout in too this am. I ran a mile and then ended up putting it on an incline at a fast walk.
After my workout I took the girls outside to run around a bit while I scooped the fresh snow off the driveway…(Mind you all of this is happening before 7:00 this morning!) When I came inside Alex was getting around for work and I was on my way upstairs to finish my spring cleaning I did yesterday. (You would not believe how many projects I had going yesterday! AND today for that matter! Keep your eye out for a Spring Cleaning blogpost!) When I finished cleaning I decided to shovel off the back porch since Alex had done that twice already. I started with the porch and made my way down the stairs.
I got to thinking about something one of my students said to me coming back from our first 2 snow days Monday, before Blizzard of Oz Part II. I check my kids in every morning before school. I always have a little conversation with each kid before they start their day. I like to ask them what they did over the weekend or how their night was. One of my kiddos said that he made a snow fort and he was super excited about it. While I was scooping and scooping I thought to myself…When was the last time you played in the snow? I honestly couldn’t recall. It was before middle school I am sure. I used to spend hours playing in the snow as a kid. I tried to get Alex to build one with me yesterday and he wasn’t having it. We had two good 30 minute shoveling sessions of the driveway within a 4 day range and he just wanted to be done. I get it…but today I wanted to do something fun!
So I decided to build a snow flip flop! It was very therapeutic for me as I have had a lot going on in life lately. Working out is a great outlet for me but punching and sculpting the snow was even better! I have been freaking out about my 30th birthday lately and stressed out about money (as usual) and wearing myself out in the snow reminded me just how creative I can be. How cool will it be to show the kids the flipflop that I created right in my backyard. I tell them all the time they can do anything if they put their minds to something and I need to remember to tell myself that too. I really want to get my blog out there and start getting some revenue from doing all of the things that I love. If you have not read my letter to Ellen that I posted last week click here. I also tweeted her to try to get her attention. As I formed my snow sculpture I thought well I could always keep tweeting her to see if she notices me! I can tend to be very determined when I set my mind to something so I figure I will keep it up. Thats what social media is for right?!