Matt left for a hunting trip on Wednesday night. I didn't mention that here on the internet because I didn't want anyone to know little old me was home alone. But, as the late, great P. Swayze would say, I had the time of my life. I also had soup and cheese and crackers for dinner because while I consider that a full dinner, Matt laughs in the face of cheese and crackers as the evening meal.
Just kidding. I missed Matt (and his stellar coffee making skills), and was happy when he decided to come home a day early because of an impending snowstorm. Despite watching countless episodes of Dual Survival, he and his dad didn't want to get stranded in woods of northeastern Pennsylvania, and I can't say I blame them.
In preparation for his hunting trip, Matt decided to try out his new tree stand last weekend. Initially he was going to do it in our backyard, but then changed his mind and took it to his dad's house which crushed the possibility of me getting a photo of the whole experiment.
But, dreams really do come true because a few hours later my father in law texted me this picture.
I hope Matt knows these telephone poles don't exist in the woods.
I decided to take a vacation day on Friday, and originally I planned to wake up at 6 am and clean and ambitiously sort and organize the ENTIRE house, but then I decided I'd rather use my vacation day to do absolutely nothing. And so I slept until 9:30, and then relaxed all morning with coffee and a book.
Around lunchtime I decorated our fake Christmas tree in the living room. I got it seven years ago at Walmart, and I think it's beginning to show its age. Its a little tilted. As Michelle brilliantly called it, the leaning tower of tree-sa.
After lunch I went to the library, Ulta, Home Goods, and Bed Bath and Beyond, and wound up at my parents' house. I let their puppy Pearl out when I got there and within fifteen minutes she'd shredded both a plastic bag and a glove that she discovered on a walk with my dad earlier in the day and carried all the way home.
When my mom got home we turned on the local news, and we knew snow was coming because Cecily Tynan was wearing a sleeve. Cecily wears sleeveless dresses 355 days a year, so you know she means business/severe weather when she wears a sleeve.
And sure enough, it snowed all day today.
Matt and I played 3 games of scrabble and stayed in pajamas until noon and then finished installing the rest of the kitchen floor.
Growing up my mom always made spaghetti and meatballs on the first snow day of the year, so that's what we had for dinner. It was delicious.
Just as good as the cheese and crackers I've been eating all week.