Surrounded by quiet

My mom asked me the other day if it seems quieter with snow on the ground. Tonight as I stood on the front porch, I was engulfed by the quiet as I admired the view of snow. IMG_1016

It’s hard to explain how peaceful it is looking at snow. All of the noise seemed to disappear as I stood there in the extremely cold temperatures. That’s another thing, I had three layers on, a hat and gloves and I didn’t notice how cold I was until I snapped that last picture. I was mesmerized, the snow was almost twinkling as the light cascaded off the pure white.

Jason came out with me at first, but since I had his jacket on, he quickly went back inside.

That’s when I was completely engulfed, lost in my own thoughts.

IMG_1019As the snow slowly comes to a stop, Jason said we got about 5 inches of snow in some parts of the property today.

All I want to do is explore more, take more pictures and capture this first true snow storm of ours in Tennessee.

I would have walked around to the back of our townhouse, but when Jason said some parts had 5 inches of snow, I figured I better wait until the morning.

I hope to wake up as the sun comes up to see how the light plays on the snow that has now covered everything.

Although I was stuck at home for the majority of the day, I was extremely entertained by the snow. I’m glad I work from home and have the option of doing phone interviews, or email interviews for that point.

I’m excited to see what tomorrow brings, what kind of new memories I can capture for Jason and I to look back on when talking about our first winter in Tennessee.

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It’s cold for a Florida girl

As Jason and I were planning our move to TN, we talked about what the weather would be like once we arrived …

Well … we left 90 degree weather in Fort Myers and are now enjoying 34 and 36 (as the low) degree weather in TN.
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I’m glad when I was apartment hunting I chose a place that included a fireplace. Although I hoped we would use the fireplace, I didn’t expect we would be using it in May!

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I have to say I acted like a young girl when Jason asked me if I wanted a fire tonight in our fireplace. It’s the little things! Um yes … would love that!

I love the sound of the crackling wood and I love how warm the apartment has become. Kimber, our kitty is also enjoying the warmth of the fire. She has not left my side since Jason got it going.

I hope our bodies become used to the cold fast ….

Let the warmer weather grace us soon.

A little slower . . .

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Unfortunately my run was shortened and a little slower than usual today.

It is incredibly hard to run when you are feeling under the weather, especially when you are fighting a cold. Although lying under the blankets and watching a great movie was helping me feel better, I decided to drag myself off the couch and put on my running shoes.

I started off by running my normal speed, which gradually decreased as breathing became harder with a stuffy nose. As I hit my absolute minimal distance, I slowed down to a walk and gained control of breathing.

Even though it was not a typical run, it made me feel better and gave me a little more energy, as well as a chance to clear my head as another week comes to an end.

Since tomorrow is a new day, my
running shoes will be laced up once again as I try and reach my goal.

There is no better medicine than exercising, working up a sweat and fighting off the germs.