In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan.
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.
Snow had fallen, snow on snow.
Snow on snow.
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
- Christina Rossetti, 1872
Going to the gym is tough in this weather. Not only does it take longer to get the car to a drivable state, it's just plain COLD! I was not so good last week -- I only went twice -- so I decided to try to make up for it this week.
Then the temperatures went sub-zero on me. I thought about going on Sunday morning before church, but that didn't happen. And when I heard the temps were going to be pretty much the same yesterday, I didn't even entertain the notion. But I went today. Granted, it was 29 degrees when I woke up, which seems like a heat wave right now, but I went.
I picked up a couple of guest passes this morning, too, thinking that maybe Laurie (who works out at a gym that requires a two-bus trip) or my sister-in-law Susanna will want to join me at least once over the next week.
In the meantime, I can relax, knowing that, after one last trip to Borders today, where we have a gift on hold for one of our family members, we will be d.o.n.e. with our Christmas shopping.
Merry Christmas Eve Eve!