The temp was right around 30 degrees, so instead of the snow freezing solid, there was a layer of ice and then a layer of very soft snow. I'd never seen anything like it! I wish I'd taken pictures, because it's very hard to describe. The kids and I walked to the corner store last night (bringing Joey along) and we were all completely weirded out by the ice/snow.
Joey loved it, and I could tell he was a little freaked out by it, too. When he first started walking on it, he was watching his feet like he was in awe, and maybe a little confused. Then once he got over the initial weirdness, he started leaping around, crashing through the layer of ice and sinking up to his ribs in the soft snow, having a good old time.
Unfortunately, the roads were terrible yesterday, so I couldn't drive anywhere. The kids didn't have school, due to a teacher in-service day, but I'm sure it would have been canceled regardless. It was really important that I go to the animal control shelter to take care of some paperwork, though. When we adopted Joey, we signed a contract saying that we'd have him neutered within 30 days. We did get him neutered a few weeks ago, but I still had to turn in the paper that was signed by the vet. The shelter is pretty far from our house, and we have no reason to go in that direction, so I was putting off turning it in.
On Monday, I finally made the drive out there... only to find out they were closed on Mondays! Yesterday, the roads were too bad to drive, so that left me with today. Today was the last day to turn in the paper. It was a rest day for me, so after I got the kids off to school and ate breakfast, I headed out to the animal shelter. I turned in the paper, and got Joey licensed while I was there (also required within 30 days). The woman asked how Joey was doing, and I told her that he's fantastic! I never expected to enjoy having a dog as much as I do Joey.
|He thinks he's the size of a cat|
Anyway, I was so glad to have that stuff taken care of. Now everything with Joey is done--all the paperwork, all the vaccines, flea and heart worm prevention, his neuter surgery, microchip, and license. I never really realized just how much there is to do when adopting a dog!
When I got home, we went on a walk--a pretty slow one, because the ice was REALLY slippery. Remember that scene in Bambi, when Bambi walks out on the ice, and all of his legs spread out as he slides down onto his belly? Yeah, that was Joey today ;)
Tomorrow is the first day of my circuit training class! I'm a little nervous, but mostly I'm excited. I haven't done any cross training since I started running again over a week ago, even though I swore I would; so I think signing up for the class is perfect, because it will force me to cross train. I'm happy that I chose the circuit training class, because it's cardio and strength training.
Strength training is another thing I know I should be doing, but I just don't make the effort. So I'll be cross training and strength training at least once a week for the next eight weeks--that's a start! ;) I'm going to try to get in a deep water run each weekend, too. The kids will hold me accountable to that, because they love going to the rec to swim!