Tuesday, March 15, 2011

0 for 2

The weather finally broke here in Derry.  Since I arrived on March 5th, it has been quite rainy and cold.  We even got a little snow, but most of that white devil stayed in higher elevations as you can see from the photo below.  Thank goodness.  I've had it up to here with snow this year!  We had one of the worst winters in a while in West Virginia and I know Derry did as well.  Thankfully, today was nice and I was able to go for a long walk in the warm sun. 

Pic from a few days ago...snow in the mountains.  This pic was taken from inside a warm house 'cause I ain't goin' out in all that.

Since we are babysitting my sister-in-law's two little girls this week, we are staying outside of town at her house.  So today, while the nieces were at school, I decided I would walk to the hub's shop.  Since his sister's house is a little outside town, I knew it would be a good long walk, and I was willing to take the risk of blisters and foot pain because it was so nice out and I needed some exercise.  Plus, the route I was taking had a few important stops.  One, I needed to stop in to the local Curves to see if they would be interested in having a Zumba in the Circuit class.  Two, I needed to stop back in to the doctor's office to drop off my registration papers. 

So, off I went.  About twenty minutes into my walk, I arrived at Curves.  Wouldn't you know it.  They were closed for their afternoon break which lasts from about 1-3:30pm.  Insert curse word here.  I got there about 1:40pm.  Okay, so the Curves thing didn't quite work out but I still had another stop to make.

About ten minutes later, I arrived at the doctor.  I went to dig into my bag to pull out my registrations papers and Mutha F£$%*&!  I musta forgotten those!  I wanted to cry.  I was 0 for 2. But, I pressed on. 

Another twenty minutes later, I finally arrived at Barry's shop, tired, sweaty and what I'm sure is a blister about the size of a golf ball on my heel. I haven't looked to see how big it actually is yet. But, it was worth it--a little exercise in the sun never hurt anyone even though I didn't get Curves and the registration papers crossed off my list.


  1. Yes for sun! I went out for a run yesterday...gotta take advantage of it when it happens.

    So, you could totally have a Zumba class during the "break" hours. Why not? They're not needing that space at that time now.

  2. Bummer on not getting stuff crossed off your list but good for you for walking there--your feet with be toughened up and blister-free in no time :)

  3. Never thought of Curves for zumba. When I get home to NY for the summer (think small town)...I was going to see if I could volunteer classes at the local WW and a few other places...figure it is a good way to practice. I certify in 1 week...AHHHHH!! Tips please!

    I hope you are really enjoying your time in Derry.....


  4. @Mollie--you're right! Think I have it worked out now!
    @KT--Yes the will...I'm surprised they were hurting so bad after years of torture with pumps lol
    @Tales--Good luck!! You'll do great. Once you are licensed you can teach a Zumba in the Circuit class at a Curves. Its a pretty new program started a few months back.

  5. Ugh, that's the worst! I adore the view from your window though, all the rooftops.