Okay. First off, DARN IT!!! I didn’t have my camera with me this morning. Because I got up bright and early, (only it wasn’t very bright yet) and let the little guys out first thing and thought, what’s that on the ground? SNOW???? Yep, it snowed during the night, and it continued to snow for a couple of hours. On the day that I was FINALLY going to go visit my dad. Our plans had gotten mucked up a couple of times.
Anyway, after a couple of hours it started warming up and the snow started melting so I felt safe to go ahead and drive on down. Before I left I took Noah out for a walk. That boy LOVES the snow! Its really fun to watch him. I thought my hands were going to fall off from frostbite though. Does anybody else that has lost a lot of weight have perennially cold hands? I am almost used to it, but it really bugs me sometimes.
It was a gorgeous drive across the state. Sometimes it seems weird to me that we are so mobile in current times. In the olden days no one would have thought of driving from the eastern side of California to the Pacific Ocean and back in one day. Well, I don’t do it too often. But overall it is easier than packing an overnight bag and all the other stuff I would need to bring and making arrangements for the dogs, etc.
Okay, here’s the only interesting thing to tell you. My dad and I went out for dinner, and after looking the menu over carefully, looking at all the choices they had, and then checking the nutritionals in the back of the menu (love it when these are included,) we decided to share a cup of soup and an appetizer. SCORE!!! It was just the right size meal, really. I kept thinking about the posts I have written in the past despairing of ever being able to make good choices at restaurants, and Miz telling me it was more about someone else preparing the food, and Vicky mentioning eating an appetizer as a main dish. I’m telling you, it felt so good to make that choice, and to have that be the food that I actually wanted, not that I was giving up what I really wanted and just making do. It was just the right amount of food, and we went back to Dad’s apartment and had a delicious bowl of strawberries with some homemade greek yogurt topping.
Back in the car for the drive over the hills and through the valley and on up into the mountains to home sweet home. I’m off to my own lovely bed. Goodnight all!