Spring Clean

Only 2 more weeks until SPRING! I am ready. Today I started my spring cleaning. Does anyone else spring clean each year? Most of my time was spent in the living room moving furniture around to a new layout. Tomorrow will be my bedroom’s turn for a new arrangement and some purging of items.

Like most people on the East Coast hit by the latest winter storm I spent a few hours outside today clearing snow from all the surfaces. We had around 7 inches to clear. There is nicer weather in the forecast and I am so, so excited that I am already making plans for activities I will do outside in the next week.

14 days left of possible gross cold weather so I made a list of things to do when I am stuck inside.

  • diy projects (crafting)
  • baking
  • netflix
  • reading (my to-read pile is getting smaller)
  • cleaning
  • email, letters, and phone calls to friends
How do you chase away the winter blues?
Spring Clean

Down with the Sickness

I am not getting sick. I am not getting sick. This is my mantra right now because everyone in my house was/is sick and my turn is next. I can feel it coming, today I felt my energy draining quicker than usual. Right now I think the only thing that will help is to embrace it and welcome the bugger with a positive attitude.

I have read and heard about many home remedies to fight a cold. People swear by them, but do they really work? Who knows, but here’s a list of a few I gathered from online.

  • Load up on vitamin C
  • Chicken soup (helps to keep you hydrated)
  • Cold medicine, or a shot of whiskey
  • Eat your greens or a balanced meal to get all nutrients needed
  • Essential Oil
  • Vicks VapoRub
  • A warm bath or a long shower
  • Exercise
  • Rest

Tonight I managed three from the list. I hope to recoup over a good night’s sleep. I hate the idea of getting sick just in time for the weekend. Here’s hoping that it is all in my head and that I am not getting sick. I am not getting sick.

Down with the Sickness


My loyal readers can probably tell that I have not been in a writing mood this past week or longer. It has been difficult to write on the prompts I follow or even any topic. I am not really sure why I have this sudden “block” but it makes updating daily very daunting.

The weather around here has not helped with my mood or creativity. All I want to do is cuddle in my bed and read all day. Today it snowed all day long, which is the third time this week we have dealt with snow. There is also more snow in the forecast for this time next week. I really have no room to complain, I mean I could be stuck in New England with all their snow problems.


The snow is pretty to look at and photograph. Everything outside is clean and crisp. The only problem is that you can not stay outside very long or go very far and if you try it is at a slower pace than normal. Basically, I am ready for spring. How about you?


R is for reading.

Cuddling in bed (with felines) reading, this is the theme of my day.


The weather outside is frightful but the snow is so delightful (from the comforts of my warm home). I have one goal today–read, read, and then read. I went through a slump last week and didn’t read every day like usual. Today I’m playing catch up hoping to get ahead on my reading.

What did you read this weekend?

R is for reading.



Today’s temperature was a lovely high of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Everyone has been freaking out about the winter storm Juno. Luckily here (near DC) there has not been too much winter going on outside.

SONY DSCI am not the biggest fan of winter, but it does make pretty photos. There are quite a few things about winter that I do love. I like watching snow fall. Snowflakes are one of my favorite things and I have dreamed about having a winter wedding. Hot chocolate or hot coffee is the best part about mornings in the winter. Winter fashion is my favorite and sweaters are the best. Blizzards sound terrible but being snowed in and spending the day reading seems like a day well spent. My house would be amazing if it had a fireplace, then I would never leave the house during the winter. Even though the weather is cold, I would much rather be cold than too hot.

The view from my bedroom, quite calming. I hope to venture out tomorrow for some more photos. Stay warm, New Englanders.



Sunday Funday?

The best part of today was the weather. There is a light rain with little wind and it is warmer than it has been. Above freezing is always a pleasant surprise in January. The only down side to this weather, and winter in general, is the activities are restricted to indoors.

Today being indoors is ideal for the plans I have made. Rainy days are perfect for reading. I’m catching up on my TBR pile and making some progress on my reading challenge. I’ve found a few books I’d like to read this year and I’m getting my letters knocked out (I’m reading books A-Z, a letter for the title or author). Next on my list, after I finish Austen, is this classic:


What are your favorite activities for rainy days?

Sunday Funday?

Make Grilled Cheese Not War

My prompts are food related lately and are making me hungry. Without further ado, here’s today’s prompt:

What is your current favorite snack?

I have been alternating between snacks. If I have a salty snack, like grilled cheese, then I have something small and sweet after. My preferred combination is to follow with a sweet morsel, to go with my coffee. My current favorite snack is some type of carb; I blame the winter weather. I can’t wait until spring. It’s my second favorite time of year and I love spring rain.

Only 69 more days until Spring!

Make Grilled Cheese Not War