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Date: 1/22/05 7:15 PM

I hope everyone in southern New England is snug at home tonight (and tomorrow)! A blizzard is a great excuse to spend the weekend sewing....unfortunately, I need to work on my thesis and my resume as well as my interview outfit. Tomorrow morning I think I'll make blackberry muffins !

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Date: 1/22/05 7:21 PM

Nikki, I am so with you on that! I just finished a pair of gloves, and tomorrow I hope to cut out and at least start on a yoga-style outfit (something easy after those darned gloves!).

I'm sitting here with a nice glass of wine. DH is making a fire in the livingroom (fireplace, of course!). The kids are watching some Three Musketeers movie on TV. I love blizzards!

Blackberry muffins sound heavenly. I may bake bread. Let's just hope we all keep our power on.

Stay inside and stay safe all you New Englanders, and Go Pats!
-Ann
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Date: 1/22/05 7:32 PM

I just made Rye bread and Gagan made potato gnocchi... I am just watching law and order and plan to hem my pants later. Stay warm everyone. They say 2ft of snow!!!

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Date: 1/22/05 7:35 PM

Not just New England, folks. Here in the nation's capitol, we've got 6 inches and more to come. I realize that's chicken-feed to you folks, but it's paralysis here. Usually, it snows one day and melts the next! Most people don't own snow shovels.

Being from Michigan, I sorely grieve when it's a normal "southern" winter here, and secretly laugh during weekends like this at all those poor folks who never learned to turn INTO a skid!! I'm so bad......

Nina

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Date: 1/22/05 7:38 PM

We are getting our fair share here in NY, but I agree with everyone else-- a perfect excuse to stay inside and sew!

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Date: 1/22/05 8:01 PM

I'm cutting out fleece pajamas tomorrow - it's COLD! (At least my DH is responsible for snowblowing around here - I am going to sit on my butt, knit, and watch the Pats game...)

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Date: 1/22/05 8:04 PM

Nina I feel your pain. After trying to drive to the library and back the other day in an inch of snow, behind all the people afraid to go over 10 mph, I gave up and stayed home today.

I grew up in NY and have lived in MA, NJ and PA. This region amazes me. My first inkling was the first winter we were here when they sent the kids home from school early because of a half inch of snow. A prediction of a few inches closes everything down.

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Date: 1/22/05 8:37 PM

BRRRRR!!!!

We're getting a little taste of the cold here, too: it's expected to be only in the 40s tomorrow. Sounds warm compared to what the rest of you are experiencing, but for many of us southerners, that may as well be 10 below.

Send me your mailing addresses and I'll do my best to package and send some of the 70s and sunny that we're expecting next week.

Stay warm and dry, y'all.

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Date: 1/22/05 9:06 PM

Just had to add my 2 cents. My husband and I left Tampa airport yesterday where it was 75 gorgeous degrees to come to NJ to my brother's 50th b-day party. As we were boarding, he called to let me know about the blizzard on the way and that the party was cancelled. If we stayed home, we would have lost the money for the airline tickets and the hotel that was already paid for and was totally non-refundable. So we came. We have been holed up in a beautiful hotel with an indoor heated pool and jacuzzi, fabulous restaurant, and it's just my husband and me. Wow! The only thing that could make it better would be if I had my sewing machine. So those of you who are able to sew through the blizzard, please do so. The thing that really gets me is that I busted my tail to finish a really special jacket for the party and now I have nowhere to wear it. At least we have a nice 5-day vacation where we are literally doing nothing and that feels so good. But, if I just had my machine...be safe, everyone.

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Date: 1/22/05 9:11 PM

At least it has warmed up (27F! ), the temperature in my room has almost made it to 60F for the first time this week....

Nina and StitchMD, I grew up in suburban Maryland, and have the regional snow-phobia. I try to avoid driving if there are even just residual snow patches on the ground - that means I don't drive in this area from December til April, cuz the snow never melts! This is the third 20" storm I've seen since moving to Boston in 1999, and I hope I never see one again - I refuse to take a job anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line :)

There was a Style Invitational in the Post some years ago which asked for regional in-jokes; the winner was:

How did the GS-1 shut down the federal government?
He went into a crowded cafeteria and shouted "Snowflake!"

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