Snowed In

Monday, February 2, 2015

Saturday was breezy, dare I even say warm? Mind you in Chicago during the winter we often confuse seeing sunshine with being "warm." It was probably in the high 30s. But boy did that two hour window of sunshine feel dreamy.


Har and I made the most of the balmy weather and went on a two hour walk. On our way home we bought some fire wood and some vodka- winter essentials in case we got the snow everyone was predicting we might.


We woke up Sunday morning to see that we most definitely got some snow.  So much snow we couldn't move our car to go get the Super Bowl groceries we so badly needed: ie ground beef, Velveeta, beans, ext. So mountain man Chris set out by foot in the midst of the blizzard to go get his snacks.


I attempted to go with him, but then I quickly convinced Chris the five block walk to Trader Joe's was much too far and we should probably just do our shopping at CVS instead. It just made more sense. And I shop at CVS for food more than I'd like to admit. Buying dusty boxes of food isn't so bad after you do it a few times. Big shout-out to the grossest CVS in Chicago on Fullerton and Lincoln, you guys are my favs!


It was blizzard-like conditions all day. The snow just kept on falling. According to record books (Chris) this was the largest amount of snowfall Chicago has ever seen in a 24 hour period.


And so these two just sat by the window and watched. Because that's what you do in the Midwest. You talk about snow, bitch about snow, and continue to check the window to make sure that snow you "hate" hasn't stopped falling.




I attempted to make the most of my Sunday before I slipped into a food coma during the Super Bowl and gave my itty bitty guest room a revamp. Our old duvet cover had seen better days so I was anxious to exchange it with this new soft yellow Christy duvet cover.


I'll know I've made it when all of our bedrooms are big enough to have night stands on both sides of the bed. Can you imagine? Talk about luxury.

For now a new pretty bed cover will have to do. Christy is known for their amazing quality and this duvet certainly did not disappoint.



I knew I couldn't get all the photos until Harlow jumped in at least one. It just wouldn't be right.


It's Monday. There's two feet of snow in my backyard. I'm food-hungover. Let's do this.

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26 comments:

  1. Looks like you didn't get as much on your street as some places! I'm so happy my work is closed today. I would have thought snomaggedon 2011 would have been our most in 48 hours surprising!

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    1. I took that photo at 11 a.m. yesterday :( It got much worse. And Chris is probably lying. He tends to do that about snow fall.

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  2. I am LOVING being snowed in. No work today, hung out at home and watched the Superbowl yesterday, and it's pretty to look at. And we do a ton of our grocery shopping at Walgreens, so no judgement here for you going to CVS.

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  3. Oh my! at least you and your bed looked cute!

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  4. Gotta admit these pictures are absolutely beautiful- whether you hate it or not. I love the pics. the ones with halow and chris looking out are awesome.

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  5. WOW that's a lot of snow. Glad you were still able to get your Super Bowl snacks!

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  6. wow those photos are gorgeous! i grew up in denver and now live in portland where we rarely get snow and i miss it. i know that 'missing' would stop after i get snowed in but it's still gorgeous!

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  7. I wish I was snowed in! KC doesn't get near enough snow for my liking!!

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  8. I remember one time when I was living outside of Montreal, we got 4 feet of snow in 8 hours. It was crazy. Beautiful and kind of awesome (ONCE) but crazy. I know your pain!

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  9. I am super jealous of your snow. I know you are thinking I am nuts, but I have only had snow once this season and it was like an inch. Whine, whine, whine! Love the butter cup color of your new duvet. I will definitely be heading Christy's way. Stay warm!

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  10. I'm actually jealous of your snow. I'm in Virginia and they keep telling us how we're going to get a foot and we have yet to get more than two inches yet.

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  11. I didn't even know CVS carried food. Looks like your post could be labeled "The more you know..." just like Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance.

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  12. That is some snow. Yikes! Cozy weekend in though!

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  13. Ugg, I don't know how you can deal with the cold and the snow. I was freezing today and it was sunny and in the 40's. I'm such a wimp.
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  14. Hahaha, you're so write about Midwesterners and snow. (Is that what we're called? Midwesterners?) I spent a lot of yesterday alternating between complaining about the possibility or having to drive in snow and squealing like I'd never seen frozen rain flakes before every time I realized it was still coming down.

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  15. Your apartment is decorated so nice! We got a ton of snow last week in bonnie Scotland and you would have thought it had been the apocolypse by the way people were acting.

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  16. Saturday was really nice for winter--I got in 17.5 miles of bike-riding, and had a wonderful tailwind on the return leg.

    Sunday was fun in the sense of trudging through the snow for a little while. Actually, my blog post today is about the storm too!

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  17. Those snow pictures though. At least you get A+ blog-worthy photos from Mother Nature! We were largely missed in Philly, so all I got was a preemptive warning about maaaaybe having classes cancelled, and then still having to trek out to class. #snowwhat

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  18. YES, this made me laugh because we totally walked to CVS to get Doritos and candy for the superbowl instead of going to Trader Joe's to buy real groceries. Now if only CVS would sell liquor, I'd be happy.

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  19. If I ever move from the Midwest, I'm sure I'll still bitch about the snow, but it sure is pretty while it's falling. It's the clearing and driving through it that makes it hell.

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