breaking the routine – March 18, 2015

1. A software problem led me to work on a team-members’s computer this afternoon. That person was away today so I was able to handle the work. The keyboard, the mouse, and the monitor… they were all different.

2. Preparing a healthy meal without falling in the laziness trap for dinner is my best activity today.

3. For the first time I guess, I shovelled snow upon returning back to home in the evening. How come I did not get indifferent to the snow and how I did not feel lazy, I have no idea.

4. This morning, I made a choice to hum a song upon getting up! Hilarious, yet made me feel good! gotta do that more often 🙂

joy journal – March 17, 2015

here are today’s joyful events, thoughts, and experiences 🙂

1. I am grateful for shovelling intensely in the morning. The snow was too much and the plows did not do a good service to me by throwing all snow from street to the front of my door. It was a great exercise to open a passage to the street, though 🙂

2. I am grateful that I did not have a meeting or so in the morning, which allowed me to shovel. Otherwise I would have to miss the meeting.

3. I am grateful that instead of buying coffee and some unhealthy breakfast treats from the cafeteria, I chose to brew my coffee in the office.

4. I am grateful that while there was a lot of snow, there was no ice that made walking difficult today.

5. I am grateful that I worked efficiently at the office, especially in the afternoon/evening. Feeling the satisfaction 🙂

6. I am grateful that I catched the bus back to home 🙂

7. I made a concious decision to enjoy my night and take my time relaxing, even though I came home late from office. That is relaxing, very much indeed!

8. I had a different type of dinner today (different than regular ones); it feels good I am thinking; if I continue to be concious about my eating, I can greatly help my body with its well-being.

9. I am grateful for feeling less stressful compared to last week; I believe the long-weekend helped me to relax.

10. I am grateful that I started an urgent task, which I was not very motivated to do. Now that I started it quite strong, I am sure it will be completed soon; yay!

11. I am grateful for my warm house in this chilly time of the year; wishing everyone, especially the homeless people, a safe and warm place to spend the nights.

12. I am grateful for my relax schedule this week – it helps me to not only relax but also to perform serious work that requires attention and focus.

13. I am grateful that I am not worried much about another snow storm that will likely blast us tomorrow/thursday. Maybe I will have to shovel more, maybe it will be another snow day; whatever it is, I will take it (unless snow makes it completely impossible for me to leave my house..I may get near-crazy then.. I will wait and see)

snow and shovelling; please go away

There has been a huge dump of snow yesterday at my city – I hardly could get out of my house this morning.

As if the already existing snow was not enough, it again snowed in the evening and I could hardly came back home; it is great that the cab I took had good tires, otherwise I am not sure how I could reach home in this hilly city. And when I reached home, I had to jump over a 50 cm tall snow bank to get into my front door. Shovelling followed.

My back hurts from shovelling – no exaggeration.

Time to time I actually enjoy shovelling because it is an easy and effective exercise. But today, I really do not like it.

snow, icy roads, and shovelling; is winter an exercise or hibernation season?

There is something nice about snow.

Especially when I am inside, and inside is warm and welcoming.

I am not a big fan of walking on icy roads, though I try my best to give myself some exercise sometimes, yet snow I can handle, ice not so much. Except that today I found my old pair of stuff that go under the boots to make it skid-resistant. I am planning to use it starting tomorrow so that I will find some confidence to walk on icy roads.

Anyways, going back to the snow; it looks so beautiful when it just snows out there in the middle of the night. It immediately prompts me to drink tea. I even felt like writing a poem related to snow tonite.

They expect the snow to turn into blizzard or frozen rain tomorrow – I hope it is not going to be too bad in the morning so that I can go to work. I am sure though in the afternoon, there will be some shovelling. Oh, the winter exercise – where you been? 🙂

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