Tonight Ben had a meeting and was taking our newer car, which left me home with our 14-yr-old junker that is basically only used for Ben's fishing trips. The dashboard light in that car has stopped working, so it's not very safe to drive at night (and we only have one car seat, which isn't easy to switch back and forth). I was still needing to get my exercise in for the day, and my friend had made her delicious mint brownies that are so good that I was willing to use a healthy living free point (for sweets) to indulge a little... so I decided to brave the elements and walked over to her house.
I bundled Eli up, strapped him in the stroller, covered him with the rain cover (it does a good job of protecting him from the strong winds), and off we went on our 15-minute walk to Rachael's house. My face was chapped and I had a runny nose by the time we arrived, but it was actually a little invigorating - and the wind added some resistance (to help burn off the looming brownie calories...:)
When it was time to walk back, I opened the door and found that the weather had turned for the worse. It was FREEZING (in the single digits) and there was an inch of snow already on the ground. The wind was gusting so the snow was blowing all over the place. I ran most of the way home and felt pretty frozen. Thankfully Eli was warm and protected inside the stroller, which is all I really cared about. I could hear him making noises as I pushed him the stroller - I'm sure it was fun for him to see the snow swirling around us.
My only problem is that now I'm feeling a little ill from too many mint brownies...