Who’s excited about snow? Week in review

Answer: me, I am always excited about snow. Also Kara, Kara is very excited. Even more excited than me probably.

So anyway, we got a lot of snow last week. Apart from being unreasonably excited, I accomplished a few other things too:

Did some workouts

I went on some runs. I went to the gym. It was all mostly so-so, with two exceptions:

I went to an actual yoga class. I have good intentions about doing this once a week, but most weeks I end up just doing a 15-20 minute video at home because it seems like too much trouble to go to the gym for it….(It’s a 5 minute walk from my office to the gym…so much trouble.) So I actually went last week. It was, unsurprisingly, really not much trouble at all.

I WENT FOR A TRAIL RUN IN THE SNOW IT WAS GREAT. Ahem. And then my hands were numb for about an hour afterwards, which was weird. Not painful, just weird.

I did fun things

Ok, I do fun things regularly, but mostly it’s reading. This weekend I managed to fit in some more active fun things:

I played some piano (by which I mean electric keyboard). This is a song I played well in high school…30 minutes of practice the other day got me back to hitting the right notes. In the first 2 lines. And not at the right tempo. Turns out if you don’t practice a skill, it gets rusty. Who knew? At this rate I’ll be able to play the whole song sometime in January.

I started I sewing project. By which I mean I chose a pattern and washed the fabric. But at least that makes me more likely to actually start sewing.

Earlier in the week I cooked up the last of my CSA apples to stuff inside some soft pretzels. Nom.

 I did less fun things

The usual: cleaning house. Snowblowing/shoveling. And calling my insurance, only to find out I didn’t actually need to call because everything I was calling about was in-network. Which is probably the best result you can expect from a call to your insurance.



What’s a hobby you want to pick back up?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekly Wrap

14 Comment

  1. Sharon says: Reply

    The snow looks so peaceful. Beautiful pics! Sounds like a nice week! I would love to pick back up playing the guitar. It’d be great to learn some new songs but I just don’t really have the time right now…

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It is hard to find time to practice consistently!

  2. Cora says: Reply

    Piano. Piano is a hobby I want and have wanted to pick back up for a while now. One of the last times I was at my parents’ house I borrowed/stole back all my old RCM grade 8 books, and got myself a small little keyboard. I still don’t sit down play nearly as much as I’d like, but like you… those were real good steps to one day getting there, ya? I’m hoping it’s like riding a bike. Maybe…

    Winter trail run? Dear lord. I’d be back at home warming up those apple stuffed bagels for you…..
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I’ve “borrowed” some piano books from my parents’ house too. They might have actually belonged to one of my brothers…..but they hadn’t taken them so I think that makes them fair game.

      My car said it was 38 degrees…which is really on the warm side for a winter run…but I would never say no to someone offering me food after a run 😉

  3. Jessie says: Reply

    Beautiful snow pics….but no, not winter already!!!

    Great week 🙂

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I’m always ready for winter 🙂

  4. I took piano lessons for 12+ years (and graduated from the National Piano Guild — whatever that is). Do I play now? No. Well, rarely. Maybe at Christmas. But, I know that is a difficult piece you were re-learning this week. I’m very impressed! Your snow looks lovely! Thanks for linking.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I did Guild too – and I’m not really sure what it is either! Actually, I’m pretty sure I played this piece for it for 2 or 3 years. But that was long enough ago that I barely remember what it’s supposed to sound like.

  5. Woah. So much snow!!! I’ve never ever seen snow in person!

    Those soft pretzels look incredible. I’ve only really made homemade pretzels a handful of times – the first time for a school project for German language classes!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Never seen snow!! Clearly you need to visit Montana to remedy that tragedy 😉

  6. Farrah says: Reply

    I’m not the biggest fan of snow, but it looks gorgeous where you are!!

    I need to get back to playing piano again too. :[ It’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to practice! I feel kinda ashamed of telling people I used to be a music major because I’m so terrible now, haha. :[ I’d like to think it’ll come back fairly quickly though once I get a chance to start up again! *-*

    P.S. Those pretzels look awesome!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It certainly comes back more quickly than learning from scratch at least!

  7. Wow! Look at that snow! Beautiful! We have not gotten anything besides like 3 snowflakes for less than a minute. I’m looking forward to our first big snowfall. Do you have water-resistant trail shoes? Also, just FYI that my browser gives me a security warning when I try to go to your site. Certificate error or something?
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I don’t have water-resistant trail shoes, although they’re on my wish list. I mostly run on packed snow where my feet stay dry, and when they do get wet they generate enough heat to keep themselves warm 😛

      I think the security warning may have been showing up when my husband was setting up a new router. I checked from my work computer and didn’t get a warning, so hopefully it’s ok now!

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