Facing the impending snow shoveling and motivating myself

As I prepared to go downstairs and face the day, I saw that a pickup truck was in the driveway, scraping snow from our driveway, from our gate in the back to the street. That still leaves me a sizable amount of snow between the garage, the gate, and the patio (where one of our cars is parked). Thank you, Koerner Snow Removal Service! It doesn’t hurt having a son in the business. Usually I get to it before they do, using it as an exercise outlet. Call me crazy…

The snow is fluffy. That means it is a pleasure to push and remove.

I cannot motivate myself, however, to get out there, I just had coffee and a piece of toast and I have already been out, having walked Stewart after his breakfast.

It is so much easier for me to keep to my original rule, do something when you are there.

Of late, to waste less time, if I find myself in an area of the house where some attention is needed, I do it then, so as to avoid having to return to it later. It helps immensely.

It saves me from the hassle of perhaps being seated, and having to get up to do something since I have hopefully already done it. Overall, my current philosophy helps me out. I scope things out when I am in a particular area of the house and do what needs my attention before moving on.

I had planned that if I put in enough time shoveling that I will not go to the gym. As of right now, that remains to be seen since I don’t know if my shoveling time will suffice as an appropriate work out. As it turned out, it was almost an hour of work, even with the plowing that was done.

I almost feel like finding nonsense to put down in this Internet diary of mine so as to prevent myself from having to don clothing that I know I will soak despite the below freezing temps.

But no, I will stop and go out. The snow is calling me…

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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