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Day 78: Snowstorm Preparedness Kit

So, there’s been a lot of snowing across the U.S. this week. In order to ease overall snow anxiety, I put together a list of stuff everyone should have in their snowstorm preparedness kit.


Apples. Apples are great in any situation. They’re delicious and healthy.

Board games. If you’re one of the strange few who doesn’t like board games, you can use the boards to shovel snow.

Snow shovel. In case you don’t want to ruin your board games.

Watermelon licorice. It’s actually even better than the raspberry licorice I recommended for the build-your-own-bunker kit.

A gas stove. If your radiant heat stops working, you’ll probably want to turn on the oven, open the oven door and bask in some warm gas.

Your pets. They should probably be inside, especially if they have white fur.

Coal, a carrot, a scarf, a top hat and some sticks (you know why).

A whole lot of Parliament on your iTunes playlist. You should probably download it now just in case your computer suffers from snow exhaustion.


Day 29: Sister Sister

My sister is here! Yesterday, I managed to achieve nearly everything on my list of items to accomplish before she got here.

Unfortunately, I did not fix the running toilet. In fact, I made it worse. But I did devise a complex system of handle jiggles that temporarily solves the problem between flushes (I can only assume you’ve been waiting patiently to hear an update about my toilet).

So far, she and I have:

  • eaten chili
  • talked a lot about obstetrics (don’t worry, parents… neither of us are pregnant)
  • slept for a combined total of 22.5 hours
  • bought some really tiny cheeses (seriously, they’re adorable)
  • finished our Christmas shopping
  • discussed our other sister’s wedding plans
  • eaten apples
  • checked Facebook on our iPhones
  • discussed the pitfalls and triumphs of online dating
  • returned a shirt at Target
  • agreed that Zach Efron is going to hate his YOLO tattoo in a couple of years
  • put on yoga outfits

We’re about to go to a yoga class together. Cute.

Here’s hoping your holiday weekend is as fun and sisterly as ours!