Making tradition with school closings and delays, I accomplished a lot of (un)necessary tasks. And staying true to the list maker that I am, here is just a hint of what this unexpected yet wonderful day became.
- First, let me state that Sage should have closed prior to the start of the work day. Although my commute was short and not as cold as anticipated, I feel as though they paid me to sit there and watch for the phone to ring. It was a tease to watch the snow come down and turn the campus into a winter wonderland. I’d like to think it was the pair of Christmas socks I wore today under my boots to work that brought such a surprise.
- Shout out to my neighbor Chris who helped me shovel out my car just in time for the plows to come through. Payin’ in forward.
- Leftovers and Netflix. Last night I joined my parents for dinner at Ferrari’s- I hadn’t seen them in forever and they were in Schenectady to see The Lion King. I had gotten my mom tickets for Christmas and it was finally time for her to cash them in. She had been talking about it all week, I’m glad to hear that she really enjoyed the show. But anyhow, I had plenty of leftovers (scallops, shrimp and linguini) to keep me satisfied. I cuddled in with Roscoe and ended up taking a cat nap. Just what the body needed on my rest day.
- Homework. And I have more to be completed for tomorrow’s class. But enough said- it’ll be a late one.
- You know when there is bad weather and you see that one person out walking, carrying groceries and you think, “why did that person choose to go to the market on a night like this?” Well, it’s because Troy is beautiful out at night, especially after a heavy snow. With every storm I take a trip to the market for a few extra things for a pot of soup.
- I picked up some nori for some sushi I’m going to make for a friend on Sunday, a red pepper, a head of cabbage and a jalapeno. I made some steel cut oats for breakfast tomorrow morning before class and two pots of soup. It’s that time of the month where supplies are low, as are the resources. This is when I turn to soup. Cheap and large portions to last me throughout the week. This months choices: lentil and cod. The lentil soup had four, yes four zucchinis and a couple purple potatoes that I’ve had in my cupboard for months now. Simple and really hearty. The cod soup had the red pepper, some onion, carrot, cabbage and asparagus. I made it spicy with some cayenne pepper and squeezed some fresh lemon juice when served for dinner.
- And the dishes. No need to explain. There were enough to keep me busy for a least thirty minutes.
Few updates: my infection in my lungs must be (finally) defeated because my cough is slowly fading. I’m still on an inhaler because of the pressure in my chest but I’ve been slowly racking up the miles on my treadmill. Oh! I joined dailymile and love it! If you’re a member, friend me. If not and are looking for a simple site to track/log your workouts and see what others are doing to stay fit- join! It’s free and super easy as jello.
Lastly, I have a few celebrity posts coming up. I was asked by a reader who also blogs (from Chicago!) to write a special post for her blog. I of course said yes and am working on that entry. I’ll surely make reference when it goes live. With this proposal, it got me thinking, why not ask one of my loyal readers to write a celebrity post? This mystery reader has agreed and will be making their debut soon! I’m excited- it’s been almost a year and my subscriptions are increasing daily. But with this, I’ve got to make a shout out to all of those who have followed me since my first posting- I really appreciate it!
With that, stay warm. Stay cozy. Get out there and make a snowman. Or angel. Or just take a walk.