A Bit of Snow and A Book

This week has been pretty mellow. With the weather like it is, it isn't conducive to really do much else than stay inside and read! I am still going through my stuff, both computer-wise and physically, and am finding (and throwing away) some interesting things! I may have to do a post next week about "weird things I have found on my computer". But until then, grab a hot cocoa (inspired by Kim) and check out what this week entailed!

I ate a lot of these. They are the Costco International chocolates from Belgium and other chocolatey countries. I really only like the two dark ones, and I am eating them nice and slowly, but my parents have made a pretty good dent in the other flavors! 

 I picked out my first book FROM MY BOOKSHELF to read! I have a whole box of "books I haven't read" so as I've said before, I am TRYING to read them instead of buying new ones! #1 The Handmaid's Tale. Have you read it?

It snowed. And then rained. Which became this. But it did not stop me from running 5 miles in the rain and slush! I was SOAKING wet when I got done! I would rather run in plain old snow than in this wet mess! 

But the little bit of snow WAS pretty! 

Then it rained and rained and rained HARD, and we had to drive at night with rocks on the road! SLIPPERY WHEN WET!

For Christmas I got the Macro Extension Tubes that I wanted.  Except I haven't quite figured out how to use them. Does anyone have any pointers? I feel like I am holding the camera SO close to the object!

How was your week? Did it snow in your neck of the woods? Do you go running if the weather is bad? Have you read The Handmaid's Tale?


  1. I have read the Handmaid's Tale. I had to read it for a class I took when i studied abroad in Australia. I did not care for it, but it's been 10 years since I read it, so I can't remember exactly why I disliked it!

    I did not run this week much... I tried to run in Chicago, but the lakeshore path was not cleared, so I didn't get very far! And now I am not allowed to run until my doctor clear me for exercise. Not that I would be able to run even if I wanted to, I feel pretty miserable.

  2. It snowed crazy amounts here, so I stayed inside. You are much tougher than me:) I haven't read this book. I hope you like it. Thanks again for all your great backpack advice! Really helpful:)

  3. I will run in snow, as long as the ground isn't icy. I don't run in the rain if I can help it.

    I was supposed to run 5 miles yesterday, but when I got up my husband was chipping away at ice with the shovel. So I waited until today. The sidewalks and trail were mostly clear, but a thin layer of ice still covers the grass. The bridges on the trail were still covered with ice and snow, so I just slowed down over those.

  4. Hi there girlie - great for you for running in the wet mess! That's determination! You are AWESOME!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  5. Haven't read The Handmaid's Tale yet, but it's on my list.

  6. Beautiful scenery for your run! Hope you are enjoying your book.

  7. I'm waaaay late on replying to this post (just saw it linked from your then/now post earlier today).

    I read the Handmaid's Tale at about the same time you did. I found it to be very thought-provoking, in a disturbing/dystopian way.

    For some reason I was greatly disturbed by the bit about government taking control of a person's individual funds by first converting everyone to debit cards and then closing out bank accounts. I mean - the whole Handmaids society was disturbing, but the question of "what would you do without electronic access to your money" part really struck home because it is the most likely to occur - if only temporarily - in my lifetime (via natural disaster, etc...)


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