Life is good!!!

We've had a few 4-day work weeks and it is looking like there is another one coming. There is enough snow on the ground to last us til May and it is amazing to drive around and see it all. The roads have all been reduced to one lane and my husband is snow blowing the deck as we speak to protect the garage beneath. This last snow day was a complete surprise. They predicted that it would start snowing earlier in the day, and by 5pm nary a snowflake was flying. It was confirmed that it was "snowing like crazy" everywhere else but it was calm around here. I left work at 5pm and the roads were a bit slick but nothing serious. The schools had been let out at 1pm though. When I was headed to bed at 9pm, still wasn't snowing like crazy. So I figured that it would snow a little, we would have a 90 minute delay and that would be the end of it. Woke up to 15 inches. WHOA!!! This has been the season to end all seasons. Record snowfall ever! That kinda blows my mind. Wonder what February will bring.
So... life is good. Can't complain that I get to hibernate with the hubby and make comfort food and stay home under the blanket drinking hot cocoa. Can't complain that my job lets me stay home when there is serious snow fall. Can't complain that I am still connected to the world and get to see how everyone else is coping with the snow through the interweb. Can't complain that my hubby bought new tires this year that rock the casbah and can drive through anything, and when there is a flurry in the forecast he insists that I take his car. Can't complain that hubby always takes care of the snow (sometimes before I even wake up) and warms up the car for me if I have to go in. Can't complain that even though all this snow is a PAIN in the you-know-what, it is beautiful. Can't help but hum the song "It's a marshmallow world in the Winter", all day long.
Ciao peeps, keep looking for that silver lining, there is one in every cloud (even if it is frozen)!


I gotta tell you something....

It is freaking cold out there. So cold that I REALLY TRULY do not want to go out.
13 is not a high number that should be associated with temperature.

Hope you have a snuggly day.


I gotta tell you something....

It's snowing, sleeting, raining out.
And I'm home again, and so freaking excited about it!!!

Hope you have a safe and warm day!



Weekend in the city

I spent Friday and Saturday in the city. I have a love/hate relationship with the city. It really truly is the best place on Earth but so confusing and frustrating to go there. Add relatives from another country and it can be really frustrating. We took the train from New Haven and arrived at Grand Central Station, which is always amazing. It is so beautiful and busy and intrinsically New York. Our hotel was very close to Times Square and Broadway. We walked around a ton and went to see Chicago. Again Saturday morning we spend walking around and taking in the NY sites. I had a great time with the fam, but as always happy to get away from the busyness that is NY. I missed not being able to call friends and hang, but this trip was all about the relatives!
Today we are getting together again!
Hope you all have a great weekend.



I gotta tell you something....

There is a LOT of freakin snow out there.
Tons of it.
Love a good snow day.
Hubby is my hero and spent over two hours out there clearing out.

Have fun peeps.



Random thoughts

  • Why are vacation weeks always shorter than any other weeks of the year? I need a makeup week because I was sick for most of it.
  • The days are getting longer everyday. I am REALLY happy about that. Even if it is only seconds at a time.
  • Why is choosing your wife a game show?
  • I am a sucker for lists; especially bulleted ones. Can you tell?
  • The internet is both my best friend and my worst enemy.
  • This year I resolve to not make any resolutions whatsoever. Oops.
  • I don't really have much to talk about today but I wanted to post anyway.
  • Today I thought I was wearing purple socks but they were brown and I couldn't stop thinking about it all day.
  • I was just reading back to the resolutions that I made in September; I don't think I've done that bad.
  • I am really looking forward to the next semester. I am only taking one class and will be home more nights a week. That means more cooking and more gymming... yay. Which also extends to the weekends because it means that I won't be doing homework all weekend every weekend. Yay.
  • I will try to go to the gym tomorrow.
  • I hate ironing. Really truly hate it.
  • I love my hubby. For X-mas he bought me an instant camera. He knows what a dork I am about cameras (especially instant ones).
  • I need a girl party. Favorites... those were the good old days.
K peeps.


We are getting there...

So vaca is just about over and I'm getting ready to go back to the office tomorrow.
This week we painted the living room. Hubby did an awesome job skimming, sanding and priming all the walls. I came in at the end and helped him paint it all. We picked a deep blue as the color and I'm ecstatic about it. So excited. We are getting this house done, one room at a time.
The week went by pretty quickly otherwise, especially with this cold. I was miserable until the 30th and I still have some coughing and flemniness going on.
It has been nice to be home and not have to care about what time it was or what I was wearing. Today I went to visit Mom; we went for a long walk (because it is like 50 degrees out) and made some plans for my aunt's upcoming visit. Now I'm home and cleaning the office out a bit getting ready for my next class and other general life stuff... ya'know like ironing and putting clothes away and whatnot.
2011 is here and I am READY! Bring it on!