Another miserable day of winter outside. Today's wind was cutting. I put the horses out at noon and brought them in at 4:30 this afternoon. Normally if they were out for such a short period of time I'd get a lot of discussion about coming in. Not today, again they practically ran into their stalls. I'm looking at the forecast for the rest of the week and while the temperatures don't look that bad at this point I really can't believe we will ever get any relief from this cold.
My sister is in South Carolina. She and her husband rent a place there for Feburary and March, my last note from her is the weather has been colder than usual and there and apparently snow was expected this week. It worries me that we are experiencing such a cold winter after a very cold winter last year. I think we should all expect to pay much more for oranges and grapefruit this year.
On a lighter note. My trips to the gym are paying off. I am now very comfortable walking out 3 miles or 5 km on the treadmill. On Sunday I actually ran a 1/4 mile twice in the session. It was pushing myself to the max but I got it done and was really pleased about it. I can feel the difference. It's easier to move, and I'm feeling better, not so many down or dark days as I like to call them. So I'm really pleased that the hard work is paying off.
I've also been working on a painting of a fox. It is arguing with me more than I'd like. Sometimes you pick up a paint brush and everything falls into place other times the board and the paints seem to fight your every move. In the past I'd give up, not going to happen this time. I think with some work tonight and tomorrow I might just get it finished. Photos will follow soon I promise.