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Inside looking at all the snow that has fallen outside. Seriously, it has snowed for 4 straight days. We have about 2 and a half feet. Yesterday, we took the kids out to play in it. Let’s just say my son’s reaction is a whole mood in and of itself.
My daughter, on the other hand, loves it even though it’s pretty much up to her waist.
I’m somewhere in the middle, but I have to admit that trudging through the yard in snow that is up past my knees was tough.
But we tried to make the best of it with some sledding and snowballs.
That said, I am done and fully comitted to doing my part social distancing and not leaving the house again until April.
I haven’t watched a ton of tv lately. Since it started snowing, I’ve mostly been watching the local news. Weird truth: I am addicted to watching the news when it snows. The news gets particularly cheesy and shares tons of hard hitting footage of dogs and kids frolicking in the snow and looking totally adorable. And honestly after the last year, this is the kind of news programming I am 100 percent here for.
Aside from news, I’m back in full on Christmas mode thanks to the snow. I’ve switched from my rom com binge to a Christmas movie marathon and in doing so I may have found my favorite made for television (or possibly made for streaming, I’m not sure) movie ever: A Christmas Movie Christmas.
Yes, you read that right.
It’s currently streaming on Hulu and the premise of the movie is there’s a woman, who much like myself, is obsessed with Christmas movies. However, she never gets to experience a Christmas movie type Christmas so she ends up making a wish to Santa (of course) to experience a Christmas like the ones in all the made for tv movies she loves. And poof! She wakes up the next day with her sister in full hair and makeup and Christmas jammies in a quirky little cottage in a town called Holiday Falls.
What happens next is the fairly standard trope that you’d expect from this movie. Love, an adorable Gram Gram, a Christmas festival that needs to be saved and a wish that ends on Christmas Day night.
However, totally unexpected: the way this movie satirizes its own genre. It is comedy gold. Highly recommend. It’s terrible but holy cow funny fluff that I love!
With all the snow, I can’t bring myself to take down Christmas stuff to put up Valentine’s Day decorations. I have made a bunch of these cute DIY twine hearts though and hung them on my tree so it’s now at least a bit more seasonally appropriate.
I finished reading The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, a family drama with a really wrenching secret. This book was really well written however I had a really hard time getting through it as it deals with pregnancy loss.
After that, I needed to put down Anxious People and lose myself in a romcom. I read Meet Cute by Helena Hunting in day and a half and it was the perfect anecdote to some of the heavier stories I’ve been reading. Kind of like a palate cleanser for my brain. Super cute and fun.
Soup! What else do you eat when it snows buckets? I’ve been particularly into this chicken pot pie soup and this minestrone soup. Oh and since we’ve had all the snow too we have made some of these cute Melting Snowman S’mores and have indulged in lots of this white hot chocolate.
That’s it from me this week! What are you up to? Leave me a comment below and let me know!