Tag: snow

Cross Country Skiing in the Berkshires

Cross Country Skiing in the Berkshiresvia

The first of [February] was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.

While some parts of the U.S. are blooming with flowers and sunshine-y afternoons allow *gasp* a pair of sandals, it’s still snowy here in Boston.

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The Last Stillness of Winter

I’ve returned from Atlanta, and my trip was just peachy. (Too cheeky?)

Although I saw shamefully little of the city, I did experience a few new things: my first foray into Caribou Coffee meeting up with an old friend, I went to a restaurant with a ham bar and ordered grits, and survived the MARTA train system. Not exactly a deep cultural experience for my first time in the South, but I will be back there in a few months – so maybe I will have more to report on Georgia then.

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Snow, Snow, Snow, SNOWWW!

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I can’t help but sing this song whenever it snows. And today snowed ALL DAY. We’re hovering around 24″ of snow and it’s still coming. I haven’t even stepped out the front door! Today we hunkered down and worked from home, and there are a few things I love about a blizzardy day.

1. The windows. My windows are covered in snow and ice. I can’t even see out of the windows in my living room. It makes me feel nice and cozy.

2. A snuggly blanket. I recently received this one as a Christmas gift. Toss it around your shoulders;  put it on your lap; share it with a friend.

3. A tasty cup of hot chocolate! I love all kinds of hot cocoa – whether it’s milk and Nesquick made in a saucepan (just like Mom’s!) or the fancy stuff. Some marshmallows or a candy cane don’t hurt either.

4. A pair of warm slippers – with rubber soles.  I have this lovely pair of  Persimmon colored shearling-lined moccasins from L.L. Bean. They are toasty warm and the rubber bottoms lets me wear them around the house, and sometimes out! (I have discovered myself in the grocery store wearing these before.) Also, thanks to L.L. Bean’s lifetime guarantee, whenever they start to wear, I can get a brand new pair!

Window: http://hummermoth.com/nurture/2009/04/07/orchids/
Blanket: http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2928065&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Brand%2BBroad%2BRL&utm_medium=cpc&parentPage=family
Cocoa: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/11/30/hot-cocoa-cookies/
Slippers: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/503422/0/Relevance/17?feat=503422-GN2