This is the image in my mind of what the weather people are calling a Polar Vortex. It's what's keeping our temperatures in the low double digits (and it's rather windy this morning so it's cold).
The snow we got the other day was (still is in some places) beautiful but it was tricksy snow. It got very cold right after the snow fell and so there is a nice layer of ice that only looks like snow on the ground.
All of this is leading to the fall I took yesterday. I am starting to feel like a real klutz. I stepped off the curb onto what looked like snow but turned out to be ice and I must have looked like a cartoon character. My feet went out from under me and I landed on my (fortunately well padded) butt and my right wrist.
As I was laying there in the street in the snowy slushy wetness, a nice man tried to help me up but he began to lose purchase and was in danger of landing down right next to me so I thanked him and got my self up.
Needless to say, I am sore today. I am so very lucky that I didn't break anything and am only left with a sore wrist/arm, back and neck. Some ibuprofen helps and moving a bit slower also helps. I love snow, I really do but I am getting too old for this falling down nonsense.
I am taking part in a research study on walking. I have an app on my phone that keeps track of all my movements all day including my travel to and from work. It keeps track of my steps all day. There is no "goal" for the day, it's only to see how much I walk on an average day. My job is rather sedentary so I don't have high numbers most days. I wonder if they are counting on the competitive spirit for us to increase our numbers so that we can score higher. It is interesting to see how many steps I take on a given day-way more than I imagined but still not nearly enough.
Well, it's time to get to work. I have to help some people fill out the form for their computers and actually do some of my real work. I have let so many things slide this week because of the weather and then this upgrade. Have a good weekend!