Friday, January 4, 2008

first one

My first entry of the year, where to begin... LOL
Let's start with the end of last year. pat and I went over to Dee's for New Year's. It was an outside party. Yes it was cold but not too bad. We had a good fire going in a barrel and drinks all around. All but me anyway. I was the driver so no drinks here. there was a lot of laughs and a lot of leather. Everyone was a biker or married to a biker. Midnight came, champaign was poured and fireworks were shot off. Soon after wards Pat and I headed home.
The next morning the cold weather had come in like a lion! Nothing was going to stop us from taking our New Year's ride. We got all decked out in our leathers, new face masks, and helmets and was headed out when it happened. My chaps gave up the ghost. My zipper busted and the buckle snapped off. I was not going to let that stop me from riding. I layered up and we headed out. First stop was breakfast. Next we headed out for some more riding. It did not feel very cold to me so I was willing to go anywhere. We rode for about 2 hours. When we got home and I went to potty  I realized how cold I really was. My upper legs were red and white blotches. I got in the shower and used it to warm me up. that was when I really found out how cold I was. The water running on my legs below my knees was cold! I kept looking for a spray of cold water coming from the knobs or something. I realized that it was cold because as it ran over the top of my legs it was turned cold. My legs were ice! I will never, ever do anything that stupid again. I was not far from frostbite on my legs.
The babies decided to introduce themselves to the world New Year's weekend also. They have grown a lot. The little gray one hurt itself. I was afraid for it. It could not walk. It is getting around now but it was touch and go.
It has been cold here. Today we did get above freezing. Every morning for the last 3 days I have had to carry water out to the horses and other animals. The temps have been hovering around 6-18 degrees in the mornings since New Year's. Nobody has been happy outside.
I shampooed carpet today. It has been awhile since I have done that. Have not really felt like doing much of anything. I have gotten my meds started back so maybe I will start feeling like stuff again. I know I need to lose weight. I have officially slipped over the rim into what is listed as obese. I weigh 199 pounds. this is not good. I know some can be contributed to not taking my thyroid meds but some of the gain is a result of just flat out over-eating. I have a vicious cycle started that I must break. I have been so unhappy and , and well... it happened. I am hoping that I have it worked out now. I hope so. My life depends on it.


  1. I hope 2008 is great for you!

    ~~Happy New Year~~


  2. there are no pics showing up in your entry - sorry....
    I hope it starts to warm up for you all....that is just too cold for too long for me.
    You are crazy for riding in that bitter cold......WOW.....then again - I did that once....the pain from warming up was way too much for me!!!
    I hope the new year brings you and yours many blessings!!!

  3. Sounds like we have some of the same health issues.  I am on thyroid meds also and currently weigh 197.  ::sigh::  Thanks so much for always sending me cards online.  You are so thoughtful.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!~


  4. Wow I could feel that cold just reading. We have one motorcycle rider in our neighborhood. He is a minister and they have some sort of Motorcycles for Christ club. Not sure what all they do but it sounds good. Paula

  5. Wow I'm glad you got warmed up before you had serious issues with your legs. Man..that's scary!
    Hope this year is good to you.

  6. The holidays really add those pounds, don't they?  Cliff and I are taking ours off as fast as we can.

    We didn't even consider a New Year's ride; the roads were slick, and temperatures were single-digit.

    We're sending some warmer temps your way, just hold on.

    I'm sorry you're unhappy.  I hope everything's OK.

  7. Praying you have the insight and will to make the diet changes you must.  (((Celeste)))  -  Barbara

  8. I'm glad you enjoyed your ride, but yikes! Don't do that again.  Stay warm!

  9. Happy New Year! I hope you get to feeling better soon.


  10. Well most of us did....we fell off the wagon so to speak...but this is a new year....a new day....a new plan...we will lose weight...excercise....and eat less...come on girl...we can do it...and when spring comes...and we get outside again bigtime...we will be smaller...slimmer....and much happier....right??? yes...right!!!!  God Bless...and hugs from Ora

  11. The little birds are so sweet!


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