It's bloomin' weather!
Or rather, it WAS bloomin' weather...the ice came in the form of sleet and hail yesterday. Poor Shiloh had just gone outside when the hail hit. We let her in right away, but she was not too pleased at being pelted by small,marble-sized chunks of ice!
This morning's weather, while essentially clear skies, was a wee bit chilly for the 3rd of March.
I want my 60's back! No, not the decade, the temperature!
Over the weekend, we added a Bowflex resistance machine to the mix of exercise equipment in the household. It was a used machine, which made it imminently affordable, and is one of their former high end units. It will allow all of us, kids included, to get some resistance workouts in a safer-than-freeweights format. Weight work is something DH and I agree we both need, and all the kids will benefit from some strength training too.
What is going on in the Ukraine right now is getting a bit scary. First the civilian population successfully ousts the pro-Russian government. Then "mysterious" armed force descends into the Crimea and occupies key areas like airports and sea ports. These men are in unmarked black uniforms. Then non-Ukrainian troops in Russian marked transports show up at various Ukrainian military posts. The new government in Ukraine, begs for Europe and the US to honor its treaty committments...and we sit around and fiddle, while the Ukraine burns. It's hard to believe that in some 30 years we have gone from the Big Dog on the block, able to put the Bear in his place, to a yapping little punt-dog...