If we were having coffee today you would want it extra hot, extra large and with a side of thick socks! Here in the Northeastern U.S. we are in the middle of a record breaking cold front. Anyone remember that movie “The Day After Tomorrow” with Jake Gyllenhaal? Well, if New York Harbor freezes solid, I’m moving to Mexico.
Any-hoo, if we were having coffee, I would whisk you on in out of the frozen tundra and offer you a seat. Santa brought me a new Keurig machine and the Elves threw in a few dozen coffee and hot chocolate pods so I’m confident we can find something to warm you up. I’ll be having a nice strong French roast served in the nifty Hollywood mug I got on vacation. Sorry, you’ll have to use a less cool mug but I promise to fill it all the way to the top while you fill me in on your week.
So tell me, are you happy with 2018 so far? Planning on watching the Golden Globes tonight? Read any good books or seen any good films? Going on an interesting vacation? Enjoying temperatures above freezing in your end of the world?
Sorry, I’ll stop harping on the crappy weather. It’s just that I’m a summer girl at heart and all this ice and snow is seriously messing with my mood. Good thing I wrote my “January To-Do List” last week. It’s the only thing that’s been keeping me going. Ive gotten a good start on it thanks to the weird week we’ve had work wise. After being off for Christmas break, we had school on Tuesday and Wednesday and then were closed on Thursday and Friday due to the snow and ice. Now, I could certainly get used to working two days then having a four day weekend but I don’t think we can managed the required 180 school days per year that way!
Well, my plan today is to start packing away my Christmas decorations so I suppose I should get started. You’re lucky that we aren’t really having coffee because I might enlist your help. Although, in this house we’ll be going from green and red decoration to green and silver thanks to all the Philadelphia Eagles signs and flags my hubby had spread all over the house! I’m not complaining though because we’ve been devoted fans forever and have routed for the Eagles through out some pretty crappy seasons so the fact that they had such a great season and made the playoffs is a pretty big deal around here. Plus, even if he is injured and will be unable to play, Miss Dee had a serious crush on Carson Wentz. 🙂
Before I get to work though, I wanted to mention something very sad that happened while I was away from the blogosphere. This September we lost our handsome boy Jack. We rushed him to the emergency vet after he started having trouble breathing and a tumor was found growing next to his heart, pressing on it. We were fortunate to have had a chance to say goodbye and tell him how much we loved him before the doctor sent him off to sleep. He was our friend for 13 years and all of us, including his sister Chrissy who now walks around meowing, in search of him, miss him terribly. Jack continues to be a presence all over my blog but in remembrance, I’d like to close this post with some of my favorite moments with him…
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!