Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Finds

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

"Glitter and Glue" by Kelly Corrigan
"The Art of Falling" by Kathryn Craft

Monday, February 10, 2014

Old Man Winter is Old News

Anyone else feel like they're struggling to get through the rest of winter? I have had it with the snow, never mind the cold temperatures. I am done.

Living in the northeast, I've grown accustomed to a few snowfalls and some treacherous driving. Maybe even a blizzard once every two or so years isn't all that uncommon. This year is bordering on ridiculous. There has been snow on the ground since before Christmas. I am not exaggerating when I say it snows about twice a week. There are days when I feel like I live north of Boston, and I love Boston. But I don't like all this snow.
Given the fact that I don't like the snow, it should come as no surprise when I say I despise driving in the snow. I don't have an SUV, and I refuse to get one. I drive a 4 door car, which I love, and it handles well in the snow. I'm definitely putting my poor car through its paces this winter though. The ice is proving to be a tough competitor, but my car is holding her own. Sometimes it takes us a bit longer to get up icy hills or driveways, but we do it.
I hesitate to mention the frigid temperatures only because when I think about how cold it's been, I reach for a sweater. I am so tired of piling on layers of clothing, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots. I'm exhausted before I even leave the door.
This has been a long, cold, seemingly endless winter. I long for my flip flops . . . and a milkshake.