Sunday, December 21, 2008

The snow is coming down on this quaint New England town

We were definitely snowed in today. In fact, it hasn't stopped snowing since Friday. We were supposed to go to some friends' holiday party today, but it just wasn't smart to get on the roads. We did venture out on a walk to the store to get some eggs. I also tried to sled down our driveway, but it was not successful because the snow is too soft still. Supposedly, the worst is coming tonight with high winds and more snow. Love it!!!













It was so cold, even the cat needed a scarf today.


Despite the weather, J's Breakfast with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshop went off without a hitch. There were still 150 people at the breakfast! There was one leftover gingerbread house, so I made it and donated it to the the town's Operation Christmas program for needy families.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Another dose of holiday spirit

I'm getting there hopefully. But in the meantime, here's proof that I can still smile during the rough times. The Concord Monitor took this picture last Saturday when J and I were on our way to a holiday dance in Concord. They were doing a special on hats.


I feel semi-happy today because today we are supposed to get a big storm. And I LOVE SNOW. So bring it. Just don't let it cancel J's two big Christmas events Saturday ... take two. These were supposed to happen last week! Time is running out.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A wee bit of holiday spirit ...

I'm still down in the dumps, but this gave me a chuckle! Guess our dance lessons are paying off.

Happy holidays everyone!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Music Therapy

If you haven't noticed, I haven't been blogging lately. I've definitely had the blues and there's a lot of crap going on right now that I don't feel like broadcasting across the blogosphere. In fact, I think the past week was one of the worst weeks in my life (1).

But I will say, last night, I received some much-needed music therapy (see Kellie, I hear ya!). J got us sold-out tickets for a very intimate concert (150 people max) with Carbon Leaf, quite possibly my favorite band right now. They played some acoustic and a capella, plus told some stories. J and I even talked with the mandolin/guitar player for a bit after the show. I literally cried during the concert because I was so happy. If you haven't heard them, let me know and I will gladly burn you a CD.

On a funny side note, they are doing the music for Curious George 2!

So, I will try to dig deep and get back into blogging more regularly. And let's hope things start looking up!

(1) This week was right up there with the week in college when I found out I was being removed from my position of Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, but still had to spend the whole night putting together the issue and act happy for my staff. That same week, my computer crashed and I lost a 10-pg English paper. I'm sure there were other things going on that seem insignificant now.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The dishes are done, dude

Crickets? Anyone else hear crickets around here? Sorry for my lack of blogging, but here's a delayed recap of Thanksgiving weekend. The visit from MamaFashion and SILMeow included:

Dare I say a delish meal??

Lots of Scrabble!



A road trip to Vermont to visit MamaFashion's old friends. Here we all are the Harpoon Brewery.

Look what we came across in some hodunk Vt town!!!
Another $4.99/lb lobster sale!!

A tour of J's town and a visit to Marklin Candles, which is the company that made the candle for the Papal Mass in April. J knows the owner and he was kind enough to give us a behind-the-scenes tour of the candle-making process.


Thanks guys for visiting us and for the good memories!