Call me crazy, but I quite enjoy shoveling snow! I love the fresh air, the exercise and I even enjoy the snow; white and fluffy as it is! Of course, if I had my choice, I’d be lounging about on a beach somewhere in the South Pacific! Unfortunately, that is not an option at the moment, so best to make the most of our Canadian winters!
When we moved to Manitoulin Island last year I anticipated a lot of snow and I have not been disappointed! Last winter, we received over 9 feet of the white stuff! It was a little overwhelming at times, particularly given that we have a 130 yard long driveway with a large parking area near the house, but thanks to some generous neighbours [with snowblowers] I managed just fine!
What I like most, is the serenity! It is so peaceful and quiet! It puts my mind at ease! It also helps that I frequently find fresh deer tracks, telling a story of our nighttime visitors!
It can be challenging at times given that I’m dealing with loss of balance and freezing, but as long as I take it slow and easy, I’m fine! Besides, what’s the worst that can happen? I might fall in some snow? Mercy, I might think I’m a kid again!
This winter is off to a good start! We had almost a foot of snow this morning and I spent almost 3 hours shoveling! I still have about half the driveway to do and I’ll be back out there tomorrow!
I know the exercise and fresh air is good for me and I’m content to also know that it’s helping me on my path to recovery!