Polor Vortex Returns… Part 2! GoMacro Winner, Movies and More!

This winter has been brutal!  Snow and cold have been downright awful.  I’m typically not one to complain since we do live in Chicago but I don’t remember ever having a school year when we had 3 and possibly 4 days of canceled school!  I’m thankful that Sara’s pre school continues to remain open because she is way happier at school with her friends!

The Hubs and I have had so much time off together between the canceled days and winter break.  We’ve seen more movies in the last 2 months than we have seen in 2 years!

Speaking of movies, we rented Captain Phillips on Saturday night and LOVED it!  A win for the Blue Ray and Tom Hanks was OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend it!  Last night we rented Prisoners and I think  our plans are to see a movie today!  Our lives are exciting but what else are you supposed to do when there are blizzard like conditions and windchills of -40?

Thankfully, tonight The Following is on!  Is anyone else as obsessed with this incredibly creepy, scary and addicting show?

I’m planning to make a batch of my chickpea and butternut squash soup today since I can’t seem to consume enough of hot liquids! My bones are cold all the time except when I am exercising!  I’m also planning to run and hit up a barre class today.  I guess the advantage to not working is all this extra time to workout! After a 6 1/2 mile run yesterday, RunKeeper told me that I had broken a new record for miles run in one month!  Seems I have really been running a bunch these days and it is all pain free!

For now I will dream about hot summer days with a cold drink in my hand!

Are you back in a cold blast again?

Before, I forget the winner of the GoMacro Bars is #123 D. Lindgren!  Congrats!  Be on the lookout for an email from me!

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing… stay warm and if you are somewhere where please send it over here!

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20 Responses to Polor Vortex Returns… Part 2! GoMacro Winner, Movies and More!

  1. I can’t beleive we virtually made the same soup. Really wild, huh?
    How do you use Runkeeper when you’re on the treadmill?
    Do you have to have it on your body?
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  2. Beth P says:

    My daughter is off school today, and we are about an hour North of Chicago 🙁 It’s a shame because I’m a substitute teacher so when they are off, I am off and lose a day of work. They are saying tomorrow will be worse and we have already used more than our allowed snow days so they will be extending the school year. A movie sounds fun, but I already promised swimming today, I’ll just have to bring the hair dryer for after, lol! Enjoy your movie!
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  3. It’s not too cold here today, but it will get cold again this week. Is it spring yet??? That soup sounds wonderful!
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  4. Yesterday I got on pinterest, typed “spring” into the search bar and spent a while looking at pretty pictures of lambs and daffodils. 🙂 It was marvelous! It does feel like we’ll be stuck in winter forever!
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  5. Jill says:

    Same weather as Chicago here. No school today and probably not tomorrow 🙁 Unfortunately -I still had to go to work.

    We saw Captain Phillips in the theater and LOVED it. Best movie I saw all year. If you haven’t rented The Butler – that is a good one too. Stay warm.

  6. Kim says:

    Super cold again here, too – but no snow!!! I’m like you – the only time I’ve been warm in over a month is when I’m working out!!!
    You are the 2nd person today that recommended Captain Phillips – gonna have to check it out.
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  7. I’m sooooo over winter! I can’t even remember what it feels like to be warm. Gah! And The Following – ahhhhh!
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  8. Nikki says:

    We had all week off last week due to snow, and it’s supposed to start again! gah! As a teacher, I am bored!
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  9. here is Calgary we’ve been spoiled. the last two weeks have felt like spring. but this week will be teetering around -12. brrrr
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  10. allison says:

    I’ve taken to calling it polar bear vortex II, it makes me less miserable. Today looks like the last bitterly cold day in southern Ontario till Sunday, 3 days of not -30/-40 I’ll take it. But it starts back up again Monday and have near a foot of snow expected in the next 2 weeks – the snow pile is already higher than the 2nd floor balcony at our apartment. I miss being able to leisurely go outside. And it’s still January……
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  11. Glad you survived round 2 just in time for the next snowpocolpse!!! And I heard Vortex Round thee is coming too. Ahh! Everyone is talking about the Following. I need to watch that!!!
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