Saturday, January 21, 2012

greetings from the land of hugs and snow

Two things of utmost importance must be noted from this weekend.

1) Today is National Hugging Day. Go grab someone you love and start hugging away! I rushed over to Aaron when he came home from track and as I threw my arms around him, I yelled, "It's National Hugging Day!!" He did not share my enthusiasm. "Sarah! That's even WEIRDER THAN USUAL!!"

2) It finally snowed!! I am just thrilled.
Friday afternoon I received a text message from a mysterious number that read, "Hey there love! Can i call you?" I stared at the numbers hoping they might magically turn into the senders name, but they did not. I almost responded with, "Hello, my darling! I await your call with anticipation and longing. Do contact me at your earliest convenience", then decided that might not be the best idea. After all, I didn't know who was texting me. Just that day I had written a text to Christopher saying I miss and love him and almost sent it to MY FRIENDS HUSBAND. That would have been awkward. 

Turns out it was Hannah contacting me. She came over for a trip to Anthropology (the latest addition to my list of top five favorite stores), a marathon viewing of Downton Abbey, and a trip to the snowy outdoors. 
As we shoveled, I was reminded of a snowstorm we had many years ago. Our friend Tom was over and we were experiencing a shovel shortage. Tom felt bad that he wasn't helping out, so he went into the kitchen and came out with a tablespoon. He proceed to shovel his corner of the driveway with said tablespoon. Needless to say, it took him SWEET FOREVER to get anything accomplished.

If you need me this weekend, just look for the person wearing bright red boots who is running around looking for people to hug.


The New "Normal" said...

National Hugging Day - how fun! We finally got snow here too. I can't say I'm all that thrilled (why can't it snow on a week day?) but my kids are loving it!

Amy's Avenue Blog! said...

Aww just wanted to say hi from Kellys Korner. We are also a military family. I love reading fellow military blogs and cant wait to catch up on yours!!!

Take care- Amy!
(my link up post:

Jamie said...

Uggh, I can't believe I missed National Hug Day. I would have hugged the heck out of people. Bummer ;)

Lauren Chestnutt Coburn said...

Hopping over from the Military Blog Hop! LOVE the red shoes! And the snow. I am a huge fan! :)

Kayla said...

Hi! You commented on my blog and crazy enough, I am pretty sure I know your husband. Ask him about Kayla Kester....from Farmington. Anyway, I am a military wife too! Life is always a challenge. I enjoy seeing your blog.