Gorgeous skies and snow days

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Howdy!

Hope you all are having a fine Monday (as if).

We sold Shawn’s boat and money is in the bank! Yay! It’s nice to have that done and over with. Shawn has been gone for almost 2 weeks now and his schedule will be 30 days on and 10 days off so he’ll get to come home sometime around the 22nd of Feb, which is about 3 weeks away. I think he plans on going back through the end of March, so we’ll have a couple more stints of him being away, but knowing when he’ll be able to come home helps a lot. I hate it that he isn’t here, but absence makes the heart grow fonder, ya know?

Saturday was a GORGEOUS day here. It was 75* and sunny, so after I did a work out on the elliptical (!) I loaded up the kids and headed to the park. Not a single cloud in the perfect blue sky. I ate well all weekend – no binges, lots of veggies and protein. I felt really great all weekend long, except for missing Shawn – but we text each other about 50 times a day so that makes it not so hard. Yes, the weekend was a great one…

However, what a difference a day makes – we are preparing for a huge snow dump tomorrow. Freezing rain followed by 18 inches of snow with a 40 mph wind. I’ve got instructions on how to run the generator, where the big extension cord is, and where to find the gas can (which powers the generator). We are loaded up with groceries, toilet paper, and extra batteries for the flashlights, so we are ready to be snowed in for awhile. If the power doesn’t go out, we will be fine. I’m praying that the power will stay on, or if it does go out, it won’t be for long. I don’t want to go through this again. This is a pretty big storm, and it even affects where Shawn is working, so if he can’t work for several days he might (oh please God yes) get to come home for a few days. Please pray for super strong power lines for us and safe travels for Shawn!! I would really appreciate it. 🙂 This is going to be an interesting week, that’s for sure!

I am fully aware that this is going to be a tricky time – sitting around with nothing do = big binge opportunities. I’m going to do my best to stay active like I did all weekend. With 3 kids, there is always something to clean, so maybe I’ll come out on the other side of this storm with my spring cleaning all done! Wouldn’t that be a hoot?!

Okay, well I’ve got to get some work done because my boss is already saying we may be closed for the next few days. Need to get ahead of the game just in case. Send warm and sunny vibes my way, will ya? Thanks.

 

UPDATE: My husband is coming home tonight!! He’s on his way even as I type this. YAY!!!

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9 thoughts on “Gorgeous skies and snow days

  1. Wow on the weather. Why don’t you use the downtime to ‘obsess’ over food in a different way? Try out some of those recipes you never have time for, the ones that take a lot of chopping and stuff? Even if you overeat, at least its healthy stuff, and you’ve learned something new. (at least that’s what I tell myself…)

  2. I hate winter. Not happy about the recent storm/blizzard that hit our area. I had one partial day home and then I found a way to make it to work and the gym. SItting at home for me is really really hard.
    I wanna just snack all day.
    SO come hell or high water I made it into work today.: )

  3. Yeay! Glad your weekend went well, and that your hubby made it home for a visit! AND the boat sold! Sounds like some major WOOT-age for you, Jill! (Even with all the snow)

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