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Posted: Feb 11, 2009

Well, from one day being -10C (14F) - and the next day to 7C (45F) - what is a gal to do but .... OPEN UP ALL THE WINDOWS IN THE HOUSE - then trudge up and down the stairs to bring buckets of water outside to wash her car!  My little Smart doesn't take much water / time to wash - so bing, bang, boom - it's now looking new and shiny - no salt on it - no road dirt.  Ahhhh, and here I was yesterday thinking I was wanting to book an inexpensive holiday away south - if and when a bag of money hit my doorstep.  Unfortunately, I do not buy lottery tickets, or gamble - well - I do gamble - but with life - we all do - but that is beside the point.

Anyway, after the car was taken care of inside and out - I tackled the iced up driveway - 23m (about 75') and think I have done my exercise for the day.  My heart is beating away comfortably; I feel alive and am hoping to nip back outside again for a few more hours before the sun goes down and attack the ice on the driveway.  At least the days are getting longer - and we only have about 5 weeks of winter according to Wiarton Willie the Groundhog (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/02/f-groundhog-day.html).

I think though that I should go and nibble on abit of food now - since I'm feeling a tad peckish with all this fresh air (and today here in Montreal there is a smog warning alert - so not sure how "fresh" it is - and that explains my dull headache today).  Before I started on my outdoor adventure my BG was at 4.5 mmol/l (81 mg/l) - so I just now tested it on my forearm and I'm a 5.4 mmol/l (97 mg/l) - which is pretty good to me.  I had to test on my forearm instead of my fingers because the car detergent and water dried my hands out so much - the blood would have absorbed into the skin as moisturizer instead of being sucked up on my BG test strip. I use a Freestyle Lite incase you're wondering.

Okay - off I go to nibble on food (I know I keep on saying I'm off to eat - I'm a procrastinator) - and wait for the rain to come as there's a rainfall warning in effect for Thursday - so it's going to be a messy day on the roads tomorrow here in my neck of the woods.  How are you all fairing out where you live?

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