Currently: Freezing


It’s freezing outside and my brain is barely working. 

-20 degrees with windchill and no signs of approving. My garage door is smart. It refuses to work when it is this cold. My car doesn’t even have a chance to warm up and start pumping out heat by the time I get to work. Everything is frozen. And I’m over it. What was it like to wear stylish clothes? Shoes that are not Uggs? Have clean hair every day? (I’m procrastinate washing my hair because it’s too cold to have wet hair). Our gas company called and kindly requested we keep our thermostat at 65 degrees of below. They are worried about outages. Meanwhile, my face hurts and breathing feels like death. Over it. 

Here’s a more of peek into my current world:

Reading: I just finished Jodi Picoult’s newest book, “Leaving Time”. It wasn’t one of my top favorites of her books but still a good distraction when the only way to stay warm is bundled up in bed. I’ll be sharing another “recently read” next week.

Watching: With Parenthood officially over (and I’m still crying, so many babies!) I needed a new family drama. There really isn’t that many real life family dramas on TV anymore. It’s all action pack, crime filled, mystery fueled, shows. I like a good emotionally charged drama. I was surprised to find it in ABC Family’s “The Fosters”. This show is good! Sure it has it’s moments of overly teenage drama but on a whole it’s a good show. I binged on Netflix and am now caught up. 

Wanting: Isn’t this obvious? Warm Weather. Now. 

Thinking: About where we will be moving to this summer. I wish I knew what was in store and we could anticipate what housing will available come June/July.

Needing: I know it’s wrong to want to skip ahead and I should really be enjoying the moment, I want winter to be over so that, yes, we can experience some normal temperature. But also because we are almost near the end of Ryan’s law school career. His last day of classes is on April 27 and he graduates May 21. This last semester seems to be dragging out for him and he’s experiencing some major “senioritis”. Let’s just get through these last few weeks! Freedom is so close.

Cooking: I’ve been on a big pizza kick lately. I think because it’s easy and warm.  Also not cooking and eating a lot of Mexican food. See also, warm, cheesy, carb heavy. Perfect winter food. 


Listening: To the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville station on Sirius Radio. I don’t care if that makes me a 50-year-old, I love how it makes me feel like I’m at the beach sipping a fruity drink and listening to the waves crash. I try. See margarita above.

Planning For: Birthday month in March! Ryan turns the big 3-0 and I turn 32 (yikes!)

I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately! Let me know below!



  • That weather sounds absolutely miserable, I can’t even imagine! I don’t blame you for listening to Jimmy Buffet, nothing says summer quite like his jams. Hopefully it warms up soon for you guys!

    • kwalshmac

      I know I’m being a bit of a drama queen but get me outta here!!!! I bet your counting down the days until your husband comes home!

  • Come to Texas! Doesn’t Ryan have a spring break coming up??? We’re cold (or will be again early next week), but its nothing compared to what you’re dealing with! You could ditch the uggs here and wear cute boots instead … just saying …

    • kwalshmac

      I wish!I’ve never been to TX and would love to visit. Ryan has a spring break in March but he still has to work. We’re saving up our vacation for a beach trip to NC in August!

  • Susannah

    Wow! It’s hard to imagine it being so cold in so many places in America. Here in Portland it’s about 60 degrees!

  • Dawn P

    I’m almost embarrassed to admit that, as a former New Englander, I sat in my Florida office this morning wearing gloves at my desk because it was a record low…30 degrees (felt like 24). Feels like of -20 would probably actually kill me dead at this point. After 13 years in the Sunshine State, I’ve officially lost all my grew-up-in-the-northeast street cred.

  • I am freezing too ๐Ÿ™ we do not get this kind of cold here (we are in the single digits here) and I am just miserable as well. I will be glad for spring to come through!

  • I feel your pain. It’s been 33 days since we’ve had an above freezing high here. We heat our house with oil and underestimated how much we’d use so last weekend we kept the thermostat at 58ยบ so we wouldn’t run out before the next delivery. We holed up in one room with our space heater.

  • How are you surviving those temps?! Stay warm, friend!

  • I do not envy any of this weather! It sounds horrible!
    Can’t go wrong with a winter carb kick… at least that’s what I’m telling myself.

    • kwalshmac

      We were hit with another 10 inches of snow late last week and then with “lovely” (I use that word in a relative way) 40 degree temps this weekend that melted a lot of it. Spring is coming!! Hopefully by the end of March. Also, when is it NOT a wrong time for a carb kick???