Not Such a Clever Idea….

Ok, who suggested I should take some ski poles and go out walking in the white stuff?? And it all started so well. At 7am yesterday morning I was doing a little jig in the snow outside my house, the cat glaring at me accusingly from the window. Gloves, hooded jacket and ski poles were primed and ready to go, so I had a bit of a quick trial run, eventually deciding I looked less like a weirdo with just the one.

The Teenager was busy messaging his friends while I got myself loaded up. Keys, check. Mobile, check. Wallet, check. Huge ruck-sack, check. Emergency ration biscuits. Only joking. I headed off, feeling a bit silly with the ski pole, especially when someone yelled, ‘oi, you lost one!’ at me from the other side of the road. So far so good though.

I trekked up to the shops, feeling intrepid and adventurous and soon got into a semi-comfortable stride. Any foot drop I had was hidden by the snow. I got to the supermarket, but snowpocalypse had already struck. There was no bread, no potatoes, not much meat and hardly any fruit left. The shelves had been stripped bare. I picked up some grotty mushrooms, half-price bacon, Monster Munch crisps and a tub of double cream (no idea why, seemed a good idea).

After a quick coffee pit-stop, I trekked up the hill to my mum’s with a newspaper, another coffee, then over to Tom, the elderly guy I check in on. Stopped for a tea and a chat, then trekked back up to the shops to meet a friend for coffee, eventually getting home four hours after I set off. My cheeks were ablaze with redness, I felt exhilarated and generally rather fab. Until I took my welly boots off and crumpled in a heap in the hall.

Excruciating cramp in my legs, a sore hand from gripping my ski pole and a huge wave of tiredness sent me straight to my sofa. My legs and feet are still tingling and buzzing. Think I got a bit carried away. Note to self – perhaps take it a bit easier in the snow next time…

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2 thoughts on “Not Such a Clever Idea….

  1. Tony Cardis says:

    Hate to say it but you girlies need a man to organise things
    Order shopping on line
    After delivery takes cakes and go visit elderly friend
    Pop in see Mum and freshen up and quick rest
    Meet up with friend wine bar and lazy lunch
    Taxi home
    Nice snooze
    Micro wave meal for son
    Forget Heineken that how men plan a day
    And yes I am sat here with a smug grin on my face x

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Hi Tony!
      You’re probably right, lol. I went out again this morning and the boss met me at the coffee shop and drove me up to my mum’s, bless him. Am liking your plan though. I sent The Teenager to Subway for his dinner last night. Easy for me, huge treat for him!
      Just been out trekking again. Getting the hang of it!

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