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High – Low

High:
Using an extra vacation day on Friday to have a full day off from work. Spent the morning shopping and looking for Christmas decorations.

Low:
Not finding any “non-tacky but still cheap” Christmas decorations.

High:
Beautiful snow filled hikes and walks with my puppy.

Don't eat the yellow snow

Q Don’t eat the yellow snow

Low:
My once sweet little puppy has turned into a rebellious, marking, biting a hole in the wall, chewing on my thongs,all the sudden humping monster.

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The art of deception

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High:
Spending most of Saturday with my 3 girlfriends celebrating one of their recent engagements. I think we sat in the restaurant sipping champagne, coffee, and eating delicious french toast for almost 4 hours.

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Low:
Coming home all excited to get snowed in so I had the excuse to do nothing but watch a movie. Realizing TV and recent “just in” movies all suck. Spend $4.99 on Mortal Instruments and cringe at the fake cheesiness for two hours.

High:
Waking up to over a foot of magical, beautiful white snow from the nor’easter.

Low:
Having to cancel my massage day with a friend because of the weather.

High:
Cleaning, actually meal planning, and grocery shopping to get prepared for the week ahead.

Low:
Realizing after all of that, all I want for dinner is an instant lunch soup and a cup of cocoa with marshmallows. The last time I had one of these soups was after a drunken freshman night in college.

High:
Talking with my Ironman half coach and getting my first week’s plan training starting tomorrow!

Low:
Realizing that day one is an hour and a half workout. 30 min swim and 60 min bike. Feeling slight doubts that I can do this…

High:
Loving the snow, and loving it even more since I didn’t even have to shovel. My landlord’s cousin came with his plow and shovel and did our entire driveway and walkway.

Low:
The layer of wet snow it left has turned to complete ice and I’ve almost fallen 18 times.

This past weekend really has been wonderful. The highs by far outweighed these silly lows. The only real low is that I miss my husband and I’m so excited he’s home tomorrow! Oh…and the puppy humping thing is a real low too…traumatizing. 

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Snow…unceasing snow

I’ve always loved the snow. I swear there’s something so comforting and quiet about the world when it snows. The air feels warmer, the sky looks brighter, the city chaos goes quiet, and you can actually hear the soft falling of each snowflake. God, I love it.

Every year as a kid I’d anxiously wait for the first snow. I remember getting so excited when I would wake up to our house phone ringing and hear the phone tree Mom on the other end letting us know that school was closed and to call the next person on the tree. I’d look outside and see a blanket of snow across the yard and I’d run to the TV to double-check that my school was scrolling across the bottom of the screen under closings.

When I was around 10 or 11, the year after we had been hit with crippling snow storm after snow storm (I think we actually had a full week off at one point) we weren’t getting much snow. I anxiously awaited the first snow fall through December and January. It was around Valentine’s day that I remember waking up in the night to my Mom leaning over my bed, whispering into my ear, “Caity, it’s snowing, come look”. It was well past midnight, the house was quiet and both of my sisters were sleeping and yet my Mom had come in to wake me, and only me, up. We stood by the window for a while watching the snow fall under the street light and the plows start coming up and down the street. I’ll remember that night forever.

When the husband and I first decided on a barn winter wedding my only wish was for it to lightly snow. The weather forecasted 40-50 degrees and sunny skies for the weekend – leaving little hope for snow. Everyone joked that we’d be having a warm winter wedding.

I haven’t told anyone this because I know how it sounds, but I swear my Grandmother had a part in making it snow on my wedding day. When I woke up at 5:00am and saw it was snowing outside, the first snow of the year, I couldn’t help but think there was help coming from somewhere. Something about getting those few inches of beautiful white snow for my day made me think she was looking down on me.

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So today when I read about the blizzard of ’78 that happened exactly 35 years ago I can’t help but become fascinated by it. Ironically, we’re expecting up to 48 inches of snow in this area starting tonight, battling the 27 inches of that ’78 blizzard. I’m already planning to work from home tomorrow but there’s a chance our office will actually be closed.

Blizzard of '78

Blizzard of ’78

I can’t wait. The best part? The husband is off tonight and plans on sleeping in bed with me tonight. You better believe I will wake him up at 2am to go dance in the snow (he does not know this 🙂 ).

Bring on the snow day!

“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened”
― Rachel Cohn

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While many New Englanders might be complaining about the foot of snow (and counting) that has fallen over night, I LOVE IT.

I woke up to absolute silence, the kind where you swear you can almost hear the sound of the big flakes falling outside of your window.

I put on ski gear head to toe and walked the mile to work. It was beautiful.


And it was hilarious to see the number of cross-country skiers headed to work.


And now, I’m sitting in our rather vacant offices, sipping on coffee and just enjoying a day where I can finally play catch-up.

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You know what I love? After a long exhausting week at work spending a Friday night cooking dinner and watching The Town with two of my girlfriends. (See it!)

And sleeping in until 8:30 this morning, then going to a boxing session which I rocked, then doing extra few strength training moves with my friend, then running all over Boston to find ugly Christmas sweaters with 3 friends (no luck, but candy cane stockings were found) and now getting ready for an early night at an Irish pub with traditional Irish music and some yummy food.

And tomorrow morning I’ll kick this 5k’s ass and then be lazy the entire afternoon as we’re expecting SNOW.

That my friends, is a weekend I love. 🙂

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