recap of the week

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Today is a snow day, here in central Ohio. And it is gross outside. I was suppose to be at work at 6 am this morning, but once I got onto the roads, I realized that it was a mistake. I had a little bit of a panic attack because the roads were so bad. So I turned right around and headed back home. I’m very lucky to have a job that is very understanding. I’ll admit it, I’m not the best driver in conditions like these. I know my limit. So now I’m cuddled up on the couch under some warm blankets and watching the news.

(pardon the darkness and mess entry-way :))

I do have some things on my to-do list that I need to get done. But, Thomas was up sick last night, so I will also be taking care of him and disinfecting everything he touches. I think he’ll just be quarantined in the bedroom. That’ll allow to clean and get some studying in.

But, before I start my day I figured I’d get some writing in :).

Last Sunday, we went skiing for the first time with another couple. Thomas and I are trying to get more active and find fun things to do. Which isn’t that easy in winter. Skiing isn’t my first choice (I have a fear of heights), but it was still fun. We went to a place in Mansfield, Ohio called Snow Trails. It was beautiful there.

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Truth be told, I did not leave the bunny hill. And I was completely fine with that. This was my first time doing anything like this, so I didn’t rush it. For some reason I was having issues stopping. I can’t figure it out! I understand what I have to do, but I just couldn’t stop. But it was a lot of fun. I’d laugh all the way down the hill and hope I wouldn’t wipe anyone out. If you have any tips, please let me know.  The hardest part and most comical of the whole trip was the walking with ski’s on. We got there around 9:30 a.m. and stopped around noon to eat. We ate at the ski lodge and the food tasted so good after burning all of those calories. I ended up eating two burgers and washed it down with beer. I was starving! We went back out for another two hours before heading home. Thomas was really getting the hang of it. He choose the snowboard. I loved watching him.

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Once we got home, we were exhausted and sore. We fell asleep pretty early that night.

The rest of the week, I spent studying for exams. I’ll do another post on how classes are going.

About mid-week, I headed to my sister’s house about an hour away. We wanted to play since it was a nice day. She has two little boys under the age of five and they love being outside. I love spending time with them. We decided to hit one of the metro parks in Dayton called Carriage Hill. It’s one of my favorite places to go see.

IMG_20180131_120249 Look at this beautiful view!! A girl can breath out there.

It was pretty but with a bitter wind. But I braved the cold to see one guy in particular.

Isn’t he handsome?!

In case you didn’t know………I love horses (cowgirl wanna-be, right here!)

I love this place! It’s a historical farm from the 1800’s. They even have an adorable gift shop where you can buy penny candy. I recommend the root beer barrels.

Yesterday, I met up with a friend for tea at one of my other favorite places, Cambridge Tea House. I love it there. It’s such a happy and beautiful place. We met for breakfast, which we haven’t gotten yet. I got the oatmeal topped with banana and a little bowl of brown sugar. I also got the scone of the day (cinnamon) and the Paris tea. Yummy!!!

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