Well it was kind of a lazy weekend (not by choice) and I don’t have a lot of pictures to share. We got snow this weekend so that cancelled some plans and also took up a lot of time shoveling too. I do have a lot of pictures of Seamus though. Blame it on cabin fever. 🙂 So let’s get to it.
Friday: I had to race home from work to let Seamus out and then get ready for my Office Christmas Party. I was feeling very well though, a little stomach ache. Not sure what is up with my tummy lately. After I got changed and did my hair I left for the party. The COO of the company made a really great speech, he is actually really funny. The food was really good and we had a lot of laughs at our table. I left a little earlier that usually. I usually close the place down, dancing the night away but I still wasn’t feeling good so I left at 10 pm. No pictures were taken. 🙁 Bad blogger.
Saturday: I got up early and Amanda from Voyage of the MeeMee let me know I hit #1 on the up and coming list on Bloglovin for lifestyle blogs. Seriously?! Is this real, pinch me I thought I was dreaming. I am already dropping back down the list so I am glad I documented it. 🙂 It was fun while it lasted.
I then left early for a little shopping at Toys R Us, Target, and grocery shopping. With the snow coming people were buying all the things!!! I never understand it, this is not our first snow storm, it is pretty typical here in Mass but people still go crazy. After a stop at the library I went home. I opened up a package that I received on Friday but didn’t get a chance to open. It was the sweetest gift ever. Kathy from Vodka and Soda sent me a package with lip oils, hand lotion, nail polish, and face and neck cleansing and a homemade card.
I took Seamus for a walk and then went to another store to pick up a gift for my boss. Then I bunkered down to see how the storm was going to go. I had a birthday party on the South Shore but the snow started at 1pm and the heart of the storm would have been hitting as I was leaving so I decided to stay off the roads. I spent the night knitting (trying to finish a last minute gift), snuggling with Seamus, and watching Christmas movies.
Sunday: When I woke up it was still drizzling but the snow had stop. It snowed about 5 inches with a few inches of ice. I had a hearty breakfast in preparation for shoveling.
My neighbor who I share the driveway with decided to just drive over the snow and ice. Go figure. Ugh!
I have an electric snow blower but I think I may need to upgrade soon. It is not heavy duty enough for the type of weather we get. It took me two hours to do my drive which is a really long driveway but still. My Breast Cancer rain boots kept me warm.
I had to go to Michael’s to pick up another ball of yarn but after I got home I was in for the night. I got a better video of Seamus and his weird grunting and growling. He is a weirdo but oh so cute!
I made some mozzarella stick but they didn’t come out as great as I wanted so I’ll have to keep working on the recipe. I still ate them but not stellar. I then made a few batched of wings for my office yankee swap and potluck tomorrow.
The rest of the night was spent knitting and blogging stuff. Really low key especially since I was expecting this weekend to be really hectic but I will take it while I can.
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On a side note it was so cold this morning my car wouldn’t start. It did after the third try but that shows you how cold it was overnight.
How was your weekend?
Linking up with Leann at Join the Gossip.
Congrats on being #1!!!
Great gift from Kathy! It stinks that it was snowing so badly but you definitely made the most of your forced downtime. And every time I hear Yankee Swap, I have to imagine Michael Scott saying it!
Thanks!! It was such an awesome gift! I already used the lotion and the lip oil. Both were awesome. OMG yes loved that episode with the Yankee swap. Such a bummer that show is not on anymore. 🙁
Racing Bananas says
What a great gift! I’ve been dying to try the philosophy Wonderous Wintergreen lotion! Looks like you had a great weekend 🙂
It smells so good!! It was really creamy too so it felt like it got in deep. It was a great weekend even with the snow. Hope you had a great weekend!
Aww what a nice gift, that stuff looks awesome!
I loved all of it and it was so sweet of her to send it. The lotion smells really good too! 🙂 Happy Monday!
Melissa @ Loving Life Moore says
SNOW! The commute from Salem to Boston was hell today even though the roads are clear!
And by the way, congrats on being number 1! How exciting is that?!
Thanks!! Yeah I drove the Mass Pike and it was horrible so many Staties were driving down the breakdown lane. There was a lot of ice. My car wouldn’t start this morning! 🙁
Thanks it was so exciting though I know it changes frequently it was nice to be there even for a short while. 🙂
what a great gift!!
It was so nice of her to send it. I love it all. Can’t wait to paint my toes. The lotion is awesome too!
kathy @ vodka and soda says
yay for being #1!! that’s so awesome
and the stuff from pure + simple is so amazing…esp the lip oil. use your regular lip balm and then use the oil on top to seal all the yummy moisture in. i’m so glad that the randomizer picked you and kelli for my bloggy pal christmas gift 🙂
I am so glad it picked me too! Love the tip on the oil I used it by itself when I first tried it. Thank you again for sending it and the handmade card was awesome, very talented!! Loved all of it!
Emily T says
I saw that picture of your breakfast on Instagram yesterday, and I was instantly craving eggs and toast. (I had to settle for McDonald’s because we were on the road).
Again, thank you SO much for the delicious cookies. Being sick isn’t so bad when you have some Christmas cookies and coffee to eat for breakfast (which I’m currently doing) 🙂
It seems to be my go-to breakfast on the weekends and bacon happened to be on sale! 🙂 So glad you liked them, you totally deserve them after running the marathon! Cookies for breakfast is totally ok! 😉
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I love that gift from Kathy! It rocks! She is so crafty with cards too.
Sorry you weren’t feeling great!
It was so awesome and I already used most of the items. I need to paint my toes with that polish. Love the red color. The card was so good can’t believe she made it herself. So crafty!
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
Congrats again on being #1- that is awesome! And looks like you had a good weekend- it definitely was a cold one!
Thanks, it was an awesome feeling! It was so cold and we are supposed to get more tomorrow! 🙁 Did you get a lot there?
CONGRATS! seriously so awesome. and seamus is so cute!
Thanks! Seamus does keep me entertained for sure! Congrats on your new pup!
Amy Powell (@amyrenepowell) says
sounds like you had a busy but fun weekend. and congrats on being #1 on that list!
It went by so quickly but got a lot done! Thank you so much!
Angi Solle says
YUM! All the food in this post made me hungry! Sounds like your weekend was pretty busy! Congrats on your #1!
Haha! Thanks! It was busy but in a good way! Thank you so much!
Hahaha, his little growl cracks me up!
It is so weird and he has only been doing it recently but it cracks me up! He just stares at me and does it! He is a little crazy pants!
His little growl is so funny and cute! haha.
Wings are one of my favorite year-round foods. They’re just so variable and tasty!
Thanks! It’s new and I kinda laugh at him when he does it because it’s cute not scary. I don’t like meat on the bone so they are lucky I made them but I had to taste test them and they were pretty good. I like that there are so many different flavor combinations!
yayayayay. Love the sweet gift! and the countdown is on, one week till I get to see your face!
It was so sweet! Yeah, can’t wait to see you too!! We will have so much fun!
Leeann @ Join the Gossip says
GO YOU!! That’s awesome that you were #1 on the list!!
So it was the opposite weather wise for us in SoCal. We are back in a heat wave, temps in the 80s. Lol that’s probably why I didn’t know what a snow blower looks like bahaha!
Thanks for linking up. Hope you’re feeling better!
Thank you!! Oh I am so jealous you have temps in the 80’s. I wish I didn’t know what a snow blower was I am not meant for the cold. I am feeling better thank you.
my weekend was pretty low key as well because of the snow but sometimes its nice to stay in and cuddle!!!
It was nice to get a lot done inside. After the shoveling I was so sore there wasn’t much else to do but to rest on the couch! Great excuse for relaxing and watching movies! 😉
Your rain boots are so cute! I need a pair… wet toes are no bueno. That was so sweet of Kathy to send you a prize! Love her, and you! 🙂
Yes, they kept my feet so dry and they are from the breastcancersite.com so a portion of it went to fund mammograms, so win/win. It was so sweet of her to send. Hugs girl!
Caroline Lu (@prptlycaroline) says
Looks like a wonderful weekend! & congratulations on the Bloglovin’ accomplishment! 🙂
It was very relaxing and I got a lot accomplished. Thank you so much it was very exciting and unexpected.
Snuggles with pets on cold weekends are the best 🙂
They are the best!! He is such a snuggly little thing too!
Love your adorable pup!!! Those breast cancer boots are totally awesome. I am a complete offender of just driving over the snow and ice on my driveway “aint nobody got time for that” is what I tell myself, haha! Hope your tummy is feeling better!
Thank you! I love the boots and keeps my toes so dry. I totally don’t mind driving over the snow if it’s your own driveway but we share the driveway and it makes it harder to shovel especially since we had a layer of ice. If it’s a dusting I totally drive over it too.