I Love Shoveling Snow - 01-07-21 01

I Love Shoveling Snow

For those of you who know me, it’s hard to imagine me uttering this phrase. But I love shoveling snow. Especially after the first snow of the Winter.

What It Is About Why I Love Shoveling Snow

First of all, I hate the cold. I often tell people I’d prefer to be in sweltering, humid heat than be even a little bit chilly.

Also, shoveling isn’t an activity to which I’m accustomed. So I often get blisters on my hands and a sore lower back. Despite trying to be über-conscious of lifting with my legs, my lower back takes a bit of a beating.

Despite all that, I really look forward to the first snowfall.

Last night, we got about 4 inches of snow. Since we share a common driveway with our neighbors, Thaddeus and I went out early and cleared both sides of the driveway.

Snow Shoveling Driveway 01-07-21 01

Well, this snowfall, I shoveled the driveway. Thaddeus cleared off his car. But it was a joy.

To be fair, we have a VERY short driveway. Also, the snow last night was very fluffy and light. And the weather outside was really quite beautiful (no wind or icy precipitation). I don’t know that I’d love shoveling if we had a longer driveway. But I do know that even when it’s bitterly cold or icy raining out, I still enjoy shoveling.

I always get a sense of having accomplished something when the driveway is clear. It’s incredibly satisfying.

I’ll get back to you at the end of the season as to whether I’m still enjoying it then.

Current Knitting

I finished the second mitt of the pair I started earlier this week and started the next pair..

Roses Fingerless Mitts 01-07-22 01

The first pair of “marshmallow cream” gloves sold already and are on their way to their new owner. I will make a few more pairs and then start working with the new yarn I’m hopeful will arrive in a day or two.

2 comments on “I Love Shoveling Snow

  1. I’m the weirdo who loves snow, (within reason) and winter. As long as I can physically deal with the amounts and kinds of snow and ice, I don’t mind it. I get what you say about accomplishment!
    The snow here in New Haven today, a first real snow for us this winter, was perfect. 6 or 7 inches, light and fluffy, clinging to everything and just right. Breathtaking everywhere you looked.
    After shoveling, I took a beautiful walk around the neighborhood and through the land preserve. No sweltering heat and humidity you thrive in (and I wilt in, trapped….).
    Brisk, energizing cold. No mosquitos. No ticks. Even Covid seemed distant, almost non existent. A joy to me to be out in the snow. And I got to wear my knits too!
    Best wishes for more winter. Your Marshmallow Cream mitts are wonderful. Great color and name!

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