30 December 2009

Shoveling Snow

It's that time of the year again. Winter is rather bizarre in my opinion. I prefer it to summer, simply because I can just put more and more clothes on my body if I am cold, but in the summer, I cannot take off all the clothes I am wearing if I were feeling hot.

Anyway, there are also bad things about winter. I started shoveling my driveway again for this season. Lake effect snow is here, and so I have started making the path clear and the driveway clear of snow as well. I started making mountains of snow on the lawn of my neighbors, since the wind blows that way, and it would be useless to put the snow on our lawn since it would just be blown back into the driveway given our geographic location.

I should really arrange my schedule so that I can still find time to go to the gym. The thing is, I feel like I am gaining weight again. I have this rhythm, I lose weight during the warm months, and I gain back the weight during the winter months. It has something to do with the relative inactivity, the cold, after all, what are blubbers for in whales? Anyway, I really should go back to the gym, and since I don't take any classes for this coming semester, just busy dissertating, I should find the time. Really, that should be my goal.

Anyway, I don't know if I will be glad for this winter. November was rather spared. A few years back, we already had snow in November, but this year, it hasn't snowed at all. But come December and snow came to the region. And now they are saying that this year will be colder than the previous years. Somehow I feel that to be true, since we already have negative temperatures constantly (in Celsius, at least). Anyway, I've done this for four years now, true story.

(Bean with a Lady, from my Hirschhorn Museum Series)

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