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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Amazing Day

So, we made it through the storm last week.
We never lost power and it was actually kind of nice being stuck in the house for a day and a half.
I have pictures that I will post of the aftermath however...
I just wanted to share something with you all..
I had the most amazing day today!
Other than the fact that it was Friday (the day I start looking forward to on Sundays)
Other than the fact that it was a Friday before a long weekend.
It was just a really spectacular day.
We had a company meeting this morning and I won an award...
Not only did I win an award but I was completely shocked that I won the award.
I honestly had no idea....that doesn't happen very often...
I went back to the office for a few hours after the meeting...
and there were no fires to put out...
no people upset with me
or asking me to solve insurmountable issues.
Pretty amazing in and of itself.
I left work early in the almost fifty degree sunshine (heat wave that won't last long)
I had the music cranked in the car
The sun roof open..
Amazing for a day in the middle of February.
Went to the grocery store...
got some good deals...
Came home
Got cleaning done
Made a nice dinner complete with a homemade chocolate cake.
Snuggled with the hubby for a while before he went to bed.
It was a day of smiles...
A day of low stress
A day where everything just seemed to go exactly the way I wanted it to go.
Not bad for a Friday huh?
Hope you are all doing well....
Hugs and love to each of you!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow and wind...

It started snowing here this morning.
Taken at 7:30 am...not too bad
Not too bad this morning...my computer came home with me last night and the car was safely ensconced in the garage when I got home last night.
It snowed for most of the day.  Not too bad though, only about 4 inches during the day.
About three hours ago, the wind started and it is COLD outside.
The news just said it is -15 with the wind chill and the worst is yet to come. Sustained winds at 40 miles an hour with gusts up to 60 expected.
I put a turkey in the oven this afternoon so at least if the power goes out we will have something to eat.
So, we are hunkered down for the weekend.  We are just hanging out for the weekend and hoping that the weather they are talking about on Monday blows past us without dumping any more snow.
Some more pictures from tonight...before the worst happens:)
out back around 4pm

11pm out back 

Snow on the Grill at 11pm
I hope you are all doing well...and I am sending hugs and love to all of you....if you are in the Northeast, stay warm, stay off the roads if you can and my fingers are crossed that you will not lose power!
See ya on the other side of this storm :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Just a check in

to say hi..
To say I miss you...
To say I wish you were here...
A check in that means so much..
A check in that says I'm still alive.
A check in with an old friend that means so much..
It's never enough to just check in but sometimes that's all it takes to hold you over until the next time you actually get to talk..

I feel like all I have been doing lately is checking in with people.
A quick hello
A smile
A brief chat.
I am craving the interaction and long conversations and life is getting in the way.

So having said that, this is one of those fly by night check ins to say hello.
To say that I am thinking about you..
Reading and commenting when I can.
I crave the interactions and real conversations and at some point, I am sure that we will have them.
Until then, know I am sending love, hugs and positive wishes to each of you every day!!