Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Traditions and winter weather

Good morning friends!!

A winter storm is predicted for Oklahoma and I am just not OK with that!!  I've got far too much to do to be worried about winter precipitation. We're not really used to winter weather here in Oklahoma so when there is talk of snow/ice, people go crazy! Everyone rushes to the store for milk, bread, eggs, and toilet paper. Well yesterday was no exception. You would have thought it was the zombie apocalypse. My FB and IG newsfeeds were full of pictures of empty store shelves. Well guess what?! I was a rebel and DID NOT drink the koolaid!!  Oh, I think it's going to significantly affect our daily activities, I just didn't feel like fighting the crowds. If I need those things, I will find someway to get them. Well, ok......I did ask hubs to buy toilet paper when he was at the store but we left the rest of the stuff for the other crazies out there!!

Hubs and I should really be a little less complacent about this storm. We've both been significantly impacted by winter ice storms in the past. In 2002, we experienced one in NW Oklahoma. We weren't married at the time. I lived in town and had no power for about 10 days. He lived in the country and had no electricity for 30 DAYS!! Then, in 2007, we had an ice storm and lost power at our current location for about 5 days. We tried to tough it out with generators and the fireplace but I missed taking hot showers so we ended up in a hotel for a couple of days.

I'm scheduled to run for an hour today and it's COLD out there!!  It's about 24 degrees currently. With the wind chill, it feels like 10. BRRR!!  The snow and ice is predicted for later today and will most likely affect our drive home from the hospital.....grrr!!  It looks like I might be packing a bag just in case it's unsafe to drive home.

Last night, after work, I got my hair cut and colored. Then hubs and I met at the local deli for dinner. Afterward, we came home and I did a shoulders/biceps/triceps workout. I've been pretty lazy about cross training the past month and I really challenged myself with weight/reps. This morning, I'm not sure that I'll be able to lift my arms to wash my hair!!  DOMS--hurts so good!!

Today, I'm linking up with Holly and Amy for their

Christmas Traditions post. We don't have children at home, so I don't go to the lengths with Christmas decorations, etc as I used to. But some of my favorite Christmas memories from my childhood include: putting up my grandma's tree. I will always remember the old fashioned ornaments that she had on it. I still have the angel that she used and some of those ornaments! Another fun thing that we did was driving around to look at Christmas light displays! To this day, I still enjoy that!! My favorite Christmas movies are White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Miracle on 34th Street, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, ELF, and Bad Santa. So maybe we can have a holiday movie marathon if we get snowed in.

Well, I guess I need to go find all my winter gear so that I can get in some miles before the sleet starts. I really don't know how all this snow and ice will impact my long run this weekend. I'm scheduled for 12 miles. If it is slick and icy, I probably won't be running outdoors. I just don't want to slip and fall resulting in a head injury or broken bone, etc. That would really jack up my running schedule!! I don't have immediate access to a treadmill. The only thing I can think of is if we have to stay the night at a hotel in Tulsa, maybe I can be some miles in on the hotel fitness center treadmill.

Ok folks, take care and stay safe!!

Thursday out.......