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OHMIGOSH, you guys...have you heard the news?


Oh, you have heard? Silly me...I didn't think it was all over the news, or anything.

In other news, Disney's "Frozen" was #1 at the box office last weekend. Okay, okay...DISNEY, YOU WIN. Brilliant marketing plan. Simply, brilliant. (Now, we get the picture, can you please turn the heat back on?)

But is so cold. So unbelievably cold...our governor actually closed all MN schools today. Windchills close to 50 below. Gross. For those of you that know cold weather, you know when it's cold out and your nostrils feel like they're going to freeze together? It totally feels like the same thing is happening to my throat!

Save me.

Or send a plane ticket to somewhere warm and tropical.

Once Christmas is over I am SO DONE with winter. Bring on the heat, so we can complain about that, instead! ;) 

Anyway, I wanted to make sure y'all heard about the cold weather...I was so certain that no one had. 

Carry on...


  1. It's flipping cold here too. Last time I looked we were -44 with the Windchill. BRRR Schools closed here today and tomorrow. Stay warm!!

  2. I hear ya! Same here in IL. Brrrr....

  3. Fly to NOLA!!!! By the weekend we'll be back in the 70's!

  4. I'm totally over the cold and our lows have barely hit 20... can't imagine what you are going through. Keep warm!


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