It started snowing sometime while I was sleeping and by about 10 AM we had about 4-5 inches. Since we normally get lots of foot traffic in our neck of the 'hood I decided to shovel, even though it was still coming down. The odd thing is, I actually looked FORWARD to it. And we live on a corner so we have a lot of sidewalk! We also have a two car garage so plenty of driveway. Am I mad, one may ask? NO. I am commited to getting into shape and losing weight- shoveling is fantastic exercise if you can do it. I haven't broken out the weights yet, so thank you snow demon.
I can't imagine anyone would really want to read anything I have to say, but that's ok because I am journaling. My blog is named for the only real nick-name I have ever had, "e-qua yona"-Big Bear in Cherokee(Tsalagi). One of my favorite ever students called me that when I taught at Cherokee HS on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina. What a great place! I left there after way to short a time to try immigrating to Canada- I tried to escape paying for the grotesquely bloated U.S war machine. Arrggghh-hard to escape. Today I am staring on one of those 'get back in shape programs'. I am hampered by having screwed up my ankles a while back, but soon snow will be gone and I can ride the trusty bicycle! Right now I weigh 220.5 pounds at 6'3". Goal: 195 by May. My Plan-eat less junk and exercise more. Pretty high tech, I know. I just went for a walk-trying to do at least ten minutes three to four times a day. Short jaunts save the ankles. Next move: bring in my weight bench from the garage and start lifting.
e-qua yona, Cherokee for 'big bear' is the only nick name I've ever had, at least one I liked. One of my favorite ever students called me that when I taught for the Eastern Band Cherokee. It is Mato Tanka in Lakota.
I have lived a nomadic life and have enjoyed most of it so far.
Seeking balance with the universe or great mystery is what life oughta be about.