So if you’re wondering what I get for being proactive and Christmas shopping early, the answer is Snow!

It’s only just started, and we’re expected to get about half a foot or more! And although I live in Maine, have lived here all my life, and gone to school in Vermont (all very snowy places) let me let you in on something.

I HATE snow. With a passion. It’s gross and wet and I don’t do winter sports, so for me it’s just a pain because what I do is drive, and it just makes a mess when you’re driving anywhere.

I would love to live somewhere that doesn’t get snow. It would be really ideal actually.

It’s also cold, which doesn’t help you when you are a skinny young adult whose body temperature is always below normal anyway. My toes were numb because it was so cold and snowing.

I’m hoping that it lets up by the time my mom has to drive my dad and her godfather to the airport tomorrow, and hopefully doesn’t interfere with any flights!

I was excited to hear earlier this week about Obama making an announcement about student loan repayment. He made some huge changes which are pretty exciting to hear about. I was pretty pumped, until I read that it only is for people borrowing in 2012 or later. Which means people like me, who have graduated and are the people currently having to pay back loans, are unaffected by this new legislation. So I thought that I was getting a treat in awesome new legislation which turned out to be a trick, in being something that is not affecting me.

I am looking forward to The Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Sherry of Young House Love, and Katie of Bower Power. They first hosted the challenge over the summer, but at that point, I didn’t really have a blog where I could post about a fun and exciting project. But being that I have on my twelve by 2012 list to make 5 things I’ve pinned on Pinterest, I am so excited! I’m definitely going to be making all sorts of fun things… maybe even tomorrow while I’m snowed in!



9 thoughts on “Snow!

  1. Barb the French Bean October 30, 2011 at 11:38 am Reply

    Ha. I live in Miami, FL. The last time it snowed here (believe it or not) was thirty-something years ago, and it was like 1/16th of an inch.

    I, however, HATE the weather here. Sure, we have sunshine and palm trees, but the temperature is often over 87 F and I stay holed up in my room during the summer to avoid the heat, mosquitoes and humidity. 😛 Shall we trade??

    • Monique October 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm Reply

      A trade sounds absolutely fantastic to me!

  2. Julie October 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Hey Monique, I got your comment on the MeetMocha site! Sure she can come by Maine. What is your e-mail address or e-mail me at

  3. inurbase November 6, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply

    I love snow so much. I’m originally from northern Ohio where we got a decent amount of it every year, though I spent the last 18 months living in the Philippines and Arizona. It made me miss winter and snow badly enough that I moved back to the Snow Belt.

    • Monique November 6, 2011 at 6:22 pm Reply

      The Philippines? That’s cool. Thanks for the comment and follow!

      Also, where’d you get your Masters in Higher Ed? It is a career field I am interested in.

      • inurbase November 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm

        I went to Kaplan University online to do it. Their program is directed for higher education leadership, but also has some strong assessment parts in it. What are you looking to have a focus area in?

      • Monique November 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

        I’m not sure. I’m not even sure I want to go back to school, or even for Higher Ed. Ideally, I would like to get some of my student loan debt taken care of before I go back to school.

      • inurbase November 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        Full disclosure: I’ve previously worked in university admissions

        With undergraduate work, I don’t think it’s a big deal if someone doesn’t know what they want to do when they get started unless there are extenuating circumstances surrounding their schooling (such as an employer only paying for certain types of classes, raising children, etc.). With grad school, I would almost argue the opposite has to be the case, otherwise you’re in for a world of debt.

        As someone who’s been through the grad school search before, I hope I can be of some help to you. If you’d like, send me an email and I’ll do what I can to be of assistance. My email is

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