Tuesday, March 5, 2013

What a workout...

Well, we never did make it to Sam's Club.  We went to my parents' first, and I shoveled for over an hour.  Stud had come with me, but one of my parents' shovels was broken, so I sent him back to our house to get our shovel.  By the time he came back, I was almost finished.  He took care of the back driveway while I did the sidewalk in front of my parents' and both of their neighbors.  The snow was still coming down pretty hard, so by the time we finished, it needed to be done again.  I'm contemplating going back later.  Or, I'll just go in the morning.  We'll see. 

I made another goofy ass video for Suz.  Man, I wish I knew how to dub over my annoying voice!!


Check this out.  As I was shoveling, a couple of my parents' neighbors went by on cross country skis!
Only in Chicago!  We're cool like that!

After we shoveled at my parents' driveway, we were going to head to Sam's Club.  But then, instead, we went to Bestest Friend's house, and shoveled there, too.  I figured it would be a nice surprise for her when she got home from her LONG day of hell at work.  (Just to refresh your memory, she's also a CPS teacher!)  Luckily her driveway is much smaller than my parents' and Stud helped, so it only took us about 35 minutes.  THEN we were going to go to Sam's Club, but as we were getting in the car, Magnum called to say he was on his way to the house to shovel.  I decided to go back to the house so the three of us could shovel together, and just knock it out.  It was nice to have some help, and we finished in about a half hour. 

By then, I was wiped.  So, needless to say, I never made it to Sam's Club.  Guess I'm going to have to dig around the freezer and pantry and see what I can scrape together for dinner.  For once I'm not feeling guilty about not making it to the gym, since I shoveled for over 2 hours today.  I know I'll be feeling that later in my back.  Maybe after dinner I'll fill the tub and take a long, hot soak.

Oh, and just as I started shoveling at home, Bestest Friend called.  I had been talking to her on the phone while I drove from her house to mine, but didn't tell her we shoveled.  I was laughing to myself as she told me how she was going to leave earlier than usual (most nights she stays at school until 6 or 6:30!) because she didn't want to drive in the storm, and besides, she had to shovel when she got home, and she was already tired from her long day.  Tee hee!!  About 2 minutes after we hung up, my phone rang.  "DID YOU SHOVEL AT MY HOUSE?!"  I swear she sounded on the verge of tears!  She's so cute.  I hope she's already sitting with her feet up, relaxing.

Ok, NOW I'm off to make dinner!

9 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so sweet!!!! you guys are so good to your family and friends. Me? I never shovel snow for anyone. NEVER.EVER!
Wait, if you shovel it, and it keeps snowing, what is the point??? I don't get it. Not.one.bit.
I hope your back was feeling ok!
XOXO

dkuroiwa said...

i was wondering about you....there was a huge report on CNN this morning about the snow and you were the first person i thought of!! glad to know that you are okay....i hope YOUR electricity stays on...sounds bad for many!!

oh...and shoveling? yeah. no. i'm with Suz. i have men to do that if it really needs to get done.
xoxo...to the both of ya!!!

Jim said...

Lisa! You are the type of friend we all would love to have!!...particularly after a snow storm!! How nice!
SO good to put a voice to a name/photo. You have a lovely voice. Wonder why we all hate hearing ourselves talk?

Stephanie said...

Oh you are too cute!! Now here is my problem, I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. You are loving that snow aren't you? I'm delaing with MORE snow up here in Canada today and hating it. Hate to shovel and am so sick of the white stuff. Give me a white beach anyday :)

PS You are the bestest friend ever to shovel your GFs driveway!

jwg said...

Where are you? Is everything OK? Your father?

joe said...

So where are you.

angie said...

I hope every thing is well. Wish to hear from you soon!

jwg said...

Now seriously worried-panic to follow.

Sonya Ann said...

Whelp, now what are you up to?