Thursday Ten: This is my wintersong to you edition

1. I first heard “Wintersong,” a song featuring Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles a few years ago right around this time. The first day I heard it, I played it over and over and over and over – its simplicity made my heart feel peace and even though it’s been a few years, I still love this song.

2. I cannot believe that there are just over two weeks left of 2013. It has been a year and I am keeping my eyes open for what the future brings. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a more difficult year in my life – but I’m reasonably sure I say something like that every year. Next year, I hope that I am marveling at year end at how good 2014 was to me.

3. Every year, I compile a list of the songs that defined the year to me. Sometimes they are songs that dominated the airwaves and sometimes they are older songs that just caught me and held on and I couldn’t shake them loose. I haven’t actually put pen to paper to officially make my list – but soon! What songs define 2013 for YOU?

4. Every day this week, I have come home from work to shovel my driveway. Three days now. I…actually really like shoveling. And I’m getting so GOOD at it. Who needs a job! I’ll just go shovel! (Kidding. By the time I’m done with my driveway, I’m done. Also, usually I’m popsicle-ish.) It’s a great workout and I’m hoping to have amazingly toned arms and back by the time spring thaws everything.
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5. We hosted our annual cookie party this past weekend and a child arrived without having RSVP’d and without the mother having discussed her daughter’s nut allergy with me. Kind of freaked out when I realized she’d eaten cookies with almond icing. Gah. I rushed her home and she was fine – but I was very nervous. I have never known a parent of a child with a nut allergy to be anything but proactive and cautious. This really surprised (and SCARED!) me.

6. I’m already tired of being cold.

7. It’s amazing that they made such a fantastic television show out of the “Orange is the New Black” memoir because the book was a snoozefest. Took me over a week and a half to read and I’m grateful that they took a lot of liberties in the creation of the show.

8. Sometimes I want to buy pretty dresses and fancy shoes and get all gussied up and then I remember I have no money, no place to go and it’s too cold for dresses anyway.

9. Another year of not sending out holiday cards and every year I get fewer and fewer cards. Either we’re all not sending them or I have gotten bumped off the list because I don’t send them. It’s too bad, though, because I like getting them! I just haven’t been up to the whole process of sending them.

10. Introduced my daughter to the idea of a fluffernutter sandwich last week. Blew her mind. Where’s my mother of the year trophy?

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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