Life As I Know It, Traveling Chick

Oh Hey, Thursday.

No seriously, how is it Thursday already? I swear to you, as I was typing the title of this post, I wrote “Oh hey, Wednesday,” and quickly realized OH SNAP IT’S THURSDAY. This week has been bitter cold and seriously nuts at work. I have barely opened my laptop, let alone thought about blogging.


So here are a few updates on what’s been happening since we last spoke…

1. Well first, I should mention that I spent Valentine’s weekend on a work trip to Florida, which wasn’t so bad since I saw sunshine, sand, and my Uncle Bob.

2. Then I came back to Ohio where there was much snow, many blankets, and a small but amazing concert by Tim Reynolds.

3. Also, my husby bought me an amazing new bag for work & travel… LOVE IT.

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Snow in the Midwest

Tonight is Christmas Eve Eve, or as my husband likes to call it, Christmas Adam… And tonight we fly to my homeland in Wisconsin. Last year, our first married Christmas together, we spent in Tennessee, and promised this year would be Wisconsin. Next year? Who knows. One thing at a time!

But in honor of our trip even further north in the midwest than we already are, I’m reposting this little picture post from four years ago. I can’t help but love the pretty little details of the yard I grew up in. If you don’t see me for the next few days, I’ll be watching Christmas movies and drinking cocoa, without a care in the world! Merry Christmas, y’all!!


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Snow time!

I have to admit, it’s really pretty. Come February, it will be black and gross and miserable. And this week has been pretty miserably cold, but of course that comes and goes. So for now, look at the pretty snow on my house and street! 

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Also, I am a strict “no Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving” person, so I refuse to take down my fall decorations until we get our tree the day after Christmas. This scarecrow is just going to have to deal with the cold like the rest of us!

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Learning to Ski

Remember my friendly little post about last year’s 7th-12th grade church ski trip? Well, I leave this afternoon for the very same trip. Except this year, there is one major difference…

I’m going to take a ski lesson.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly terrified. After my utterly failed attempt to ski in high school, I’ve been turned off of the whole thing. Nevertheless, I have high hopes for a successful lesson…probably with all the 7th and 8th graders.

So I will be doing this:

Instead of doing this:

Please pray I don’t break anything.

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Southern Snow

Yet again, it has snowed in Nashville. It took me two hours to get home from work yesterday — a drive that usually takes 15 minutes, maybe 20 during rush hour. This snow came around 3:30 in the afternoon, just in time for rush hour. So between the masses of cars driving on it and the single-digit temperatures, it quickly became a packed-down icy roller coaster ride.

I watched several cars in front of me get stuck going up the smallest of hills. Without four-wheel-drive, people abandoned cars all over town. It’s just a big parking lot today.

All that to say… YUCK! But at the same time, it really is pretty outside. Here’s a picture from my phone on the long drive home yesterday. It’s pretty if you’re not stuck in it!!

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A Snowman Attempt

We had just a little bit of snow down here in Nashville, so of course we attempted a little snowman! Now this snow was not snowman-rolling-snow. It was sort of a fall-apart-in-your-hands snow. So we didn’t really roll him up…we just sort of packed him up. You can find a few more pictures over on Katy’s blog.

Oh, and feature-making supplies were sort of limited to bagels, carrots, and candy canes…

I think Katy and Tucker had fun in the snow, too!