okaaay, maybe one resolution

Remember yesterday when I said I wasn’t going to make any resolutions because I always break them? Well of course the resolution I always have the most trouble with is exercising more/eating better/losing weight…like pretty much everybody else in this country. (I also don’t like to admit it…like pretty much everyone else too.)

Now I might need to make that resolution after all, because I’m going to have a little help. A little motivation. Or at least a little fun. Cause I just won a Wii Fit!

I’m more than a little shocked.

I really never win anything, so I think the universe is trying to tell me something. Like it’s time to get fit perhaps?!

And now I have to go find a Wii, as cheap as I can find one!

(Thanks Sarah and Devra!)

it’s been awhile bullets

I don’t know where to even start with the jumbled mess in my head so you’re getting bullets…

christmas eve

I’ve had a crazy week so far, of catching up on house work, work work, and Christmas preparations. But now everything is done, and we’re in relaxation mode. Phew!

We’ve made the cookies for Santa. Our company has arrived. We’ve eaten our traditional Christmas Eve stuffed shells. (DH makes incredible stuffed shells.) We’ve opened our stockings. (For the last few years I’ve told the boy that I help Santa out by buying the stocking stuffers!) We’ve had my my stuffed mushrooms, mmmm. And the boy is now off to bed and ‘Santa’ can finish up soon and settle in to watch White Christmas.

Tomorrow will be much the same, only with ham. And a Star Trek TNG marathon, w00t!

Peace to you all my friends.

not ready for this

Snow. Lots and lots of snow. 10 inches overnight last night, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Another 7-12 inch storm is coming tomorrow. Generally, we don’t get this much snow until January. At this point, I think it’s physically impossible to get the rest of my errands done.

No question that it’s going to be a white Christmas around here!

I caught George laying on the back of the couch in the picture window checking out the snow. He sure as heck won’t go out in it but he loves to look at it! (The lights are on the tree inside the house.)

It disturbed him that I was in his face but he couldn’t get to me. He kept rubbing his head on the window trying to get me to pet him.

If I had to pick one good thing about blogging, I think it would be that it’s making me a better photographer. I’m much more purposeful about what I shoot now. I just never paid that much attention before, and I always considered DH the only good photographer in the family. That’s starting to change, slowly but surely.

countdown

And A MILLION presents to wrap! Okay, maybe not a million, but it sure seems that way! But I am done shopping, I’m so glad that I started early this year. I still gotta get those darn cards out though! What’s the top of your to do list?

happiness is…

…more than just a warm puppy. Happiness is electricity, and I haz it.

Hallelujah!! Thank you to the Canadian power crews! and to PSNH!

Of course, when they fixed the power they knocked out our phone line/internet. Luckily I have a techno-geek hubby with other means for getting internet for the time being.

I can cook! and do laundry! and get groceries! Wait. Why am I happy that I can do chores?

Oh, and no I wasn’t serious. I mean I did actually make ramen that way, but I didn’t have to. It was pure laziness curiosity that made me do it.

Thanks for all your support peeps, you know I love you! Mwah!

I miss cooking

Day five – still no power. Honestly is there anything left to say about that?

Remember I said I was gonna heat water over candle so I could make ramen for lunch yesterday? Success!

Yum.

Not.

I believe that will be dinner tonight as well. At this point it’s better, and way cheaper, than ordering out again. Yes, my attitude is beginning to stink, along with my dirty laundry.

broken record

It’s day four of no power.

I’ve lost my funny. It fled as far down the electrical wires as it could looking for a more entertaining host. It left when it realized this is ‘clean out the yucky fridge day.’ There is no humor in spoiled food.

Things are really much better here. The house is up to 70 degrees. I had a glorious long hot shower and I still have internet. Who needs lights? I’m going to try to boil water over a candle so I can have a cup o’ ramen for lunch, only because I’m sick to death of fast food.

Thank you to everyone for your offers of help! I really am fine. Especially in comparison to people with trees in their roofs, frozen pipes, or that are still holed up in hotel rooms. I have a good friend who has had a generator going this whole time, but now her furnace broke down last night. Oy.

It would be harder if the boy was here, but knowing that he’s safe and happy at my MIL’s until whenever we get power back is definitely a relief. It’s easy to just take care of myself.

But did I mention there’s more bad weather coming tomorrow? Yeah.

37 degrees

That was the temperature in my bedroom when I woke up this morning. It was the coldest room in the house. That was good news actually, because that meant none of the pipes froze. The boy and I slept up there with lots of comforters and fleece blankets and we were cozy except for our noses! DH slept (barely) on the couch next to the fireplace so he could stoke the fire all night long. George kept stealing his warm sleeping bag every time he got up!

VIP came through with the generator today. They were so efficient and friendly. An electrician friend hardwired it to the furnace so it’s slowly warming up in here. We have enough power for the chest freezer in the garage, our laptops, the wireless hub, and one tv. No lights, no cooking. But that’s okay. We’re much luckier than most here. We lost everything in our refrigerator including the frozen stuff but that’s not as much as it sounds. I’m just dreading cleaning it out.

The boy is now on the way to spend a few days the the MIL’s house. They came to get him (three hours each way!!) at noon so he doesn’t have to put up with this anymore. There won’t be school for at least a few days anyway. I had to send him with a bag full of dirty clothes. Having been sick all week, I never did any laundry expecting I would be able to do it this weekend. Oops! He was desperately in need of a bath too!

I’m looking forward to the house being warm enough later that I can use some of the hot water for a shower. My butt is is a solid block of ice. Before that though, we have to go out and get some more gas for the generator and some warm food for us. Then we can settle in for the night again with fresh hope for electricity tomorrow.

baby it’s cold inside

Quick update. We have internet for a short time using a power inverter hubby borrowed from work. It’s not strong enough to power anything but the wireless hub so still no heat. Priorities man, priorities. We’re toughing it out at home tonight and keeping a fire going in the fireplace. It’s 45 degrees in here so no frozen pipes. Woohoo.

We were considering staying at the hotel another night until we called down to the front desk in the morning, AS THEY TOLD US TO when we checked in, to say we were staying and they told us they room was already booked by someone else. WHA??? Oh well. We slept terribly anyway and just wanted to be home.

I spent the day searching for a generator and the boy went with DH to his office where the power is finally back on. I got us a on list at a VIP Auto Center for a generator tomorrow morning. They’re expecting a shipment of 50 of them, and I’m like 14th on the list. You better believe I’ll be on their doorstep when they open tomorrow! (After we have a hot breakfast somewhere of course.) Who would have thought you could buy generators at VIP? Good thing I got a hot tip from a Home Depot employee!

Be warm, be well, and I hope to get online again tomorrow!

xoxo

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