Snow Day

So…it’s winter now.

Photo (29) - CopyLast night, we got a big dump of snow, so my school declared a snow day! This isn’t that┬ámuch snow for MN, but when it all comes at once, it’s dangerous. And most schools wouldn’t close for this little snow, but my school’s students aren’t bused, they take city buses or walk/bike, so I guess we close more frequently. So today was my first Snow Day as an educator!

It was faaaantastic.

I slept in, shoveled, got some stuff done around the house that I’d been putting off, had a yummy, warm lunch:

Photo (30)Shoveled some more, took a nap, caught up on some Misfits (if you haven’t seen this show-and you are okay with rated R stuff-check it out on Hulu immediately), and had some cocoa.

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Jane got some stuff done too:

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Don’t worry, she didn’t over-exert herself.

Photo (35)Back to real life tomorrow!




Ugh Winter

If you’re a Minnesotan, or know any, you’re probably sick of hearing about a) this stupid winter or b) this particular blizzard. But this is my blog, so you’re gonna hear it again!

Photo (24)I knew there was going to be a lot of snow (above is from yesterday, when it had just begun), so I got up this morning, took a shower, ate breakfast, and prepared to shovel forever.

After two hours of shoveling and helping my roommates move their cars (lots of pushing, rocking, sand, kitty litter, and more shoveling), I came back in and dove into my bed, but I couldn’t get warm. So I took another shower and put on as much fluffy, warm clothing as possible, and I’m back to a normal temperature now.

Despite the cold, it’s a lovely day, really. But man, ugh, winter.

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This poor bush. “Help meee…I’m being buried aliiive!”
And my poor baby trees! Stay strong little guys!
And my poor baby trees! Stay strong little guys!

And then there’s my cat’s life. I came in wheezing and freezing from shoveling, and Jane was just cuddled on the couch like any other day,and she sleepily glanced up at me as if to say, “Oh hi, just another cozy, warm, lazy morning, eh?”

Here she is, being entertained by the bubbles in my cream soda:

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And here she is ten minutes later:

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Snowy April


Welcome to April in Minnesota. Ughhhhh

I have a cold (this is like my tenth cold this year), and I’m working on my thesis tonight.

April evening


Tomorrow, I have my Oral Exam, and then I’ll be done with grad school!