We are getting hit with a good old-fashioned Nor'easter today, and we'll probably get from one to two feet of snow by tomorrow. Par for the course when you live up here in New England. Ahhh, you gotta love the Northeast! (I know that sounded sarcastic, and it was--a little. But I actually do love the Northeast, where there are four distinct seasons--and winter is most definitely one of them.)
It's actually sort of fun being inside during a blizzard, watching the whole world outside turn white...as long as you don't have to be anywhere and you don't lose power. (Or if you do, you have a fireplace and a stack of logs ready for burning--or better yet, a generator. And luckily, we have both.) If you have the essentials on hand (like coffee and a good book), then you can survive blizzards just fine.Katharine Grubb's Falling for Your Madness. If you enjoy a great love story, and you wish we could go back to a time when men were chivalrous knights in shining armor who honored women and treated them with respect--or if you just plain like to read books that are well-written and full of likable characters and witty dialogue--I urge you to get your hands on a copy of this book! Katharine Grubb is a very cool blogger (10 Minute Writer), and this is her debut novel. I still have several chapters to go before I get to the eagerly-anticipated conclusion, but I plan to curl up with a blanket and a cup of coffee and get right to it as soon as I'm finished writing this blog post!
|The dino-loving twins.|
Note the architectural details of this building. Can you imagine such an ornate structure housing an ice cream shop here in the US? I am constantly amazed by the beauty of the architecture in Europe, and Barcelona was no exception.
Speaking of beautiful architectural details, check out this McDonald's! I had to take a picture of this Mickey D's in Barcelona. It looks like it should be a swanky, four-star eatery, doesn't it? What a gorgeous building!
By the way, let's be clear: I don't have a glamorous, globe-trotting lifestyle. If you think, after reading takes # 5 and #6, that I'm always off to Europe on vacation or something, that couldn't be further from the truth. I am a homebody married to an airline pilot (remember that guy I talked about in #3?), and now that our nest is empty, I occasionally accompany him on his working trips to Europe. And I'm just enough of an "ugly American tourist" that I feel I must take pictures of the McDonald's restaurants I find in every city I visit over there. It's a weird habit of mine.
Have a great weekend! (I'll just be sitting here, reading and watching the snow fall...and hoping my husband finally makes it home from London!)
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