Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Monday, December 11, 2023

Short Walk

Our driveway didn't look so good for driving down with icy snow on it,
but I gave it a try anyway and made it to town and started walking at 6:40.
It was 31 degrees with a little wind.
Sunrise was 7:27.

Walking didn't seem that bad at first but I did have to watch
where I walked because it was slippery in places.

Walked out of town and down the road toward home.
The shoulders along the road were good for walking.

But after a while little balls of frozen snow started falling
and freezing on my sweatshirt.
Didn't feel so good on my face either so I turned around
and headed back to the Jeep.
Had a short walk of only 7,224 steps.
Got the rest of my steps in at home in the house.

As you might have guessed no one else was out walking!

🙂    🌨    🎄    ☁️

Always those house chores to do and got them done early.

Both boa scarves for Kinsley are done.

Ken is still putting those candy peanuts around the house.
One each day.
They are getting pretty stale now but still tastes good.
Here's the latest place he put one.

Stayed cold all day and cloudy but we didn't get any more snow.
Started reading another book by Anne Perry and
started knitting another wash/dish cloth.

Easy supper today of hot ham and cheese sandwiches.
Probably a few potato chip on the side too.

Happy Monday and I'm happy you stopped by.


Melanie said...

I shivered just looking at your walking photos! Cute idea hiding those candy peanuts here and there. The boas are lovely. I'm sure they'll be much appreciated. Have a great week.

Bill said...

The road does look slick, glad you stopped.

Tom said...

...it was dry, windy and COLD here today. The boot ornamental is wonderful.

Debby said...

I just think that your husband hiding the circus peanuts around the house is so sweet and fun! The boa scarfs look great. I’m sure Kinsley will love them.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Looks very dangerous walking out there. It's freezing here. But no snow yet.

God bless.

Lowcarb team member said...

The road looked quite slippery, a good decision to return home.

I do like Kinsleys Boa scarves.

All the best Jan

Dianna said...

Kinsley is going to enjoy the boas you made for her. Glad you were safe on your walk this morning. I think you had more ice than we did. Your hot h and cheese this evening.

susan q said...

hubby and I gave up walking on our public road as drivers not courteous at all, very dangerous. So we finally have found a safe local 70 acre park about 7 miles from our house to take a safe daily 4 mile walk. almost 2 inches of rain yesterday and very happy it was not SNOW! be safe out there, Karen, but from previous posts, it looks like you are.

Mari said...

I'm glad you stayed safe out walking. It looks nasty out there.
The boas are so cute! I know Kinsley will love them.

Granny Marigold said...

I like the cute Christmas stocking ornament.
It's wise to take care while walking in winter. No one wants to fall and get hurt. Good to know you're cautious. gM

The Happy Whisk said...

Very cool that your jeep was nearby.

John's Island said...

Hi Karen, The images in your Sunday post are just spectacular! In today’s post it is amazing to read about your walk in the icy conditions. Your short walk of 7,224 steps is a testament to true dedication. Extra credit for you for finishing at home. Wow, what a day! Thanks for sharing. John

Ann said...

It looks cold out there. I saw a few stray snowflakes but we didn't have any accumulation at all.
Hot ham and cheese sandwiches sound really good.

eileeninmd said...

We woke up to an inch of snow on the ground. It was a heavy slush, at least the roads were clear. The scarfs are so cute! I like your ornament, very pretty. Take care, have a great day!

Jeanette said...

Cute scarves!

ellen b. said...

I'm smiling that 7224 steps is a short walk. Glad you were safe while you were out there. The boas are so nice. We had a simple dinner, too.

Prims By The Water said...

Guess you had some nasty weather move in. I just wish we had a little bit of snow. Pretty scarves! Janice