I need the exercise, of course. In weather like this I spend even more time than usual sitting in front of the computer, so the exercise should be motivation enough.
Then there's Sadie, who lives for that daily walk. It's strange to me that she is free to head back to the pasture any time I turn her out, but she doesn't go; she's like a little child, wanting an audience for her antics.
The thing that really makes me push myself out the door and into the snowdrifts is the knowledge that my mood is so much better when I've spent forty-five minutes or so out in the bright sunlight. Today the sun was heading to its destination in the west, and something about its angle caused little diamonds to sparkle and gleam in the snow all around me. It was nothing short of awesome.
It's just me and Sadie, these days. Cliff made one stab at taking a walk with us the other day and got his shoes full of snow. He refuses to buy himself a pair of snow boots, but I think that's just because he really doesn't want to walk anyhow.
To each his own.
The poll on my sidebar is done now, and Costco won handily. Its membership fee is $10 more per year, but when my Sam's Club card is ready to renew, I may give Costco a try. There's a site HERE, and another HERE, that compares the two; one thing that popped up in my searching was that Costco pays their employees more and treats them better.