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we got snow here the other day. having grown up in michigan, snow before Halloween is nothing new. every single costume i ever had was large enough to fit my winter coat underneath it. except the Halloween when i wore my grandfathers world war II navy costume which was wool. that was a warm one! but this snow? CRAZY! trees down, power out, and long lines at gas stations. we are going on day three of four way stops at all major intersections.

which is why the governor cancelled halloween. no trick or treating, no wandering the streets aimlessly, no pumpkins full of candy. the great pumpkin? he was holed up in his shack with his generator blasting because he was smart enough to get gas before the snow came.

and the rest of us? i guess we put the decorations away for another year and eat all the candy that would have been passed out. because that candy does not need to be refrigerated.

as for the fact that november has started, this is my attempt to blog every day for the entire month. i am a firm believer in going big or going home and since i have neglected my little corner of the internet for way to long, i am going big and coming back!

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as i sit here waiting for work to decide wether or not i need to drive through the two feet of snow+sleet+freezing rain+crap…i think this is a perfect time to once again indulge in a round of ten on tuesday questions brought to us by the lovely chelsea at roots and rings…

1. What’s your favorite color to paint your nails?- i rarely paint my finger nails. i just cannot seem to not peel the polish off after only a few hours. i do however, always paint my toenails. my favorite brand in sally hansen and this past summer they came out with HD (high definition) colors that are bright and sparkly. currently i am wearing the bright, sparkly, blue which has a name that escapes me right now…

2. Do you like to sneeze?- only if it is once or twice. any more than three times i start to get annoyed and know i should start pumping the vitamins to ward off a cold…

3. How often do you fill up your car with gas?- usually once a week. but it all depends on how much and how far we are driving during the week for baseball, since those clinics and work outs are beginning more and more frequently, i can see us filling up more during the week…

4. Were you named after anyone?- my first name no. my middle name is tradition in the fritzen family. all the girls have mary or a form of mary in their name, hence jennifer marie…

5. Have you made any good recipes lately?- the last time we were snowed in (oh…that was just a week ago…) i found the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe. its simple, tasty and the consistency of the cookies is perfect…yumm peanut butter cookies…

6. What’s an easy money-saving tip that you use regularly?- stop buying coffee every. single. morning.

7. Would you rather have a sore throat or an ear ache?- not sure, a sore throat sucks because you can’t eat or talk without being in pain, but you can use those nasty sprays or cough drops to numb it. whereas an ear ache is something that is not as easily treated and causes more irritation then they are worth. so i guess a sore throat…

8. Do you have any scars? What are they from?- oh yes, many, many, scars. i was a tomboy growing up so i have the usually scared up knees from falling off of bikes, out of trees, and sliding into catchers during softball games. i have a giant scar on my stomach from the surgery and other ones from a previous life. i do not however have the typical scar on my forehead from chicken pox, because i never really had chicken pox…

9. What are you “known for” in your circle of friends/family?- i am known as a sponge for useless knowledge-everyone wants me on their trivia team…

10. How do you like to eat your pancakes?-plain with butter and cinnamon sugar. no syrup, i don’t like it, its sticky. just the thought of syrup makes me want to wash my hands…excuse me now, i have to go wash my sticky hands…

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just one more day…

christmas has come and gone, and what a wonderful christmas it was. spending time with family and granting wishes made it just perfect. to cap it all off, a blizzard, of epic proportions (at least that is what the weather man has said) hit yesterday and is just winding up now. i had every intention of going to work today, but i woke up to this…

my car, not hit by the tree, and just proof that there is a higher power who decided i did not need to deal with broken cars and downed trees. Thank You!

and this…

that’s a lot of snow, but because its blowing so much there are also patches like this…

oh, hello grass, nice of you to peak through. now if the wind could just stop blowing and creating snow drifts around my car, and the downed tree, perhaps i could get to work to pick up the tires that will be delivered which will allow me to safely drive in the snow again. because lets face it, snow+bald tires=broken cars!

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ahhh my favorite time of year…

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Calvin and hobbes is my very favorite cartoon! my dog is even named hobbes, so in honor of all the snow, the fact that i now live with a creative 11 year old boy and that i really have nothing else to do right now, here are my favorite snowman pictures! i have even recreated some of them.

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Its Snowing!!!

YEAH!!! the first snow of the year, how cool is that..ha ha ha literally! go a call from kevin this morning to look out the window, nick was excited as well, dissapointed that he still had school though. i am not going to get any work done today, i am leaving tomorrow for indiana and its snowing! i tend to just watch it out the window then actually do anything productive, i think its from elementary school.

at this moment i would just like to take a few lines to thank the AAA guy who came to my rescue last night with gas! in my defense my gas gauge does not work, so i have to go by mileage, well i hadnt driven the car all weekend and went to middletown last night, as soon as i got on 91 north, my car just didnt go anymore, no warning lights, no bell just not moving. i do have to say that he got there in a prompt manner and gave me a few gallons to get to a gas station, very nice indeed. and i have to appreciate that it was the coldest night of the year so far and i only had to stand in it for an hour or so. again, thank you AAA!

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