Having spent only 3 nights in my house since December 18th...I never realized just how much I adore my bed and all its comfort, until I fell into it on Monday. And I should probably go ahead and admit that the new sheets may have helped it out a bit. They were my winnings from the Yankee Swap in Boston. and to describe them in a nutshell: Swoon.
Being gone for 3 weeks means that your laundry is of a whole other level and it helps you to decide rather quick like that you won't complain about your usual piles of clothing that you have to take on. Nope, I will joyfully take care of them. For probably a whole week anyways and that should count for something.
I miss our Boston family already and our sweet niece Lolo and cannot wait to get back up there. I may be one of the few women who loves being cooped up in a house with her in laws for two weeks. And I have no shame in admitting it. Especially when my mother in law loves to cook my favorite things and take me to get Papa Ginos. Yummmmm. Now I need some. and I don't have one even remotely close.
We had a lovely day in Harvard and as many times as I have been to Cambridge, I never tire of exploring the city and thinking on all the amazing things it has seen since its inception as a town. meandering through the streets and taking in all the historic significance. History nerd and I make zero apologies. Especially as a book lover. The authors who spent time in this place. Gah. I die.
On our way home, Wiki surprised me with a quick trip to NYC and I cannot even begin to describe how cold it was. and I am still not over it. 26' there is way colder than 26' here. I cannot be emphatic enough about that.
We stayed in Wall Street, which as many times as I have been in and around that area, I have never stayed down that way. And oh my goish, my tummy is still thankful. I will delve further into those trips next week. And you should just guess how many pictures of tantalizing treats there will be. You're welcome.
We are such a ball of fun that we rang the New Year in a hotel in Harrisburg, PA. At least we kept up with some sort of tradition and had Chinese takeout for dinner. We watched Duke play A & M and I was foolhardy enough to actually think we were going to win and then after the 4th quarter demise and I wanted some wine or bubbly...Wiki chose this moment to tell me the liquor stores were closed and no other stores sell alcohol there.
So yes, you inferred that correctly. I had to ring in 2014 with a bottle of coke for my bubbly. I am not bitter about it or anything.
We were home for a few hours when I received the news that my niece had been born and there were serious complications. Having just been home for a few hours, I rushed back up to Virginia to be with my family. She was airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center the next morning and while they have a long road ahead of them, little miss Evangeline is a born fighter. Can't wait to get back to see her this weekend. Love me some her.
So, this week of frigid temps has been quite the opposite of great. I just feel like if it is going to be this cold, snow should accompany it! But it did make for a beautiful sundown the other day and you never would have known how cold it was by looking at the temps!
Wiki came home with these flowers the other day and I am enjoying them as they allow me to pretend that it is actually spring like outside. and then I go run and errand and am swiftly back to reality, but the imagination is a powerful tool. Or so I tell myself.
I hope you all have had a great start to the new year and I cannot wait to catch up on your happenings!