This weekend was a bust. Thankfully, there was no snow, but it started raining Friday evening and has not stopped yet. The winds were sustained at about 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. When I moved to the Northeast I thought I’d be leaving the weather like this behind…
We lost power Saturday afternoon. I spent the day shopping before going to dinner with Boyfriend and his parents so he let me know that the power was off. Booo…It wasn’t as cold as it had been a few weeks ago when the snow storm knocked the power out, but it was still chilly. And let’s just say that I didn’t like the idea of sleeping without heat again.
Actually, I was a total killjoy. I hated the inconvenience of sleeping without heat or relocating to Boyfriend’s childhood home. Though we are completely welcome there, it’s just not the same as home. And I hated to intrude on them when there was already so much going on in their home. But we went today, planning to spend the night, and power was restored..yay!
Power has been out all over the New York City area all weekend. A friend in Brooklyn said that mot of his neighborhood was destroyed. Another friend who has two small children had several inches of water in her home so in hindsight, we were pretty lucky.
But that didn’t keep me from being completely cranky and unreasonable. I did manage to exercise this weekend which makes me feel a little proud of myself. Yesterday I rode my recumbent bike. Today was more challenging. The power was out at the gym so I went to the office gym to workout there. I had planned to use the treadmill, but the power was out there too.
I didn’t want to leave without working out so I decided to try the elliptical machine which felt impossibly hard last time I tried it – over a year ago. And I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to do it today, but I did. It wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t nearly as tough I remembered it being! Yay! I felt proud of myself when I finished because 1) I used the elliptical machine and 2) I did it in the dark.
It was cold and rainy outside so it would have been easy to say “Oh well, the power is out. I guess I can’t exercise today.” But I knew I needed to get my heart pumping and I did. It’s proof that I’m changing, and it feels good.
So while the day was crappy (mostly because I was cranky and dramatic) at least I did something good for myself and my body today. I ate reasonably and exercised. I also went the supermarket to pick up fresh produce. And when I came home I was so thrilled to have electricity that I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets, loaded the dishwasher with dishes that didn’t make it in before the power outage, cleaned the stove and counters and started the laundry.
We leave for Aruba on Wednesday, and I can’t wait. It was a rough weekend, but I think a luxurious beach vacation with the man I love is just the thing to make it forget it. 😉
How was your weekend? Did you accomplish anything? Enjoy anything?