so. what have i been doing for the past four months? not a whole lot. let's see...last week my friends gave me a spare ticket to see sully from godsmack at a tiny little theater in concord. that was fun. his voice sounds JUST like he does on his albums!
i also went to the scrapbook convention in manchester two weeks ago with my friends. i was recovering from bronchitis, so i was exhausted by the time we were done, but it was a lot of fun. i managed to stay within my tiny budget and get some great stuff. i can't wait to use it!
boyfriend and i visited some old friends in michigan about a month ago. it was great to see them. he's shipping out to bahrain at the end of the month for a whole year while his wife and two kids move to oaklahoma to be closer to family. at the end of our trip, boyfriend and i spent the day in chicago seeing the sights and having some amazing deep-dish pizza. i really liked the city and i hope we can go back sometime for a longer visit.
one of our birds died. our male pacific parrotlet, peanut. he ended up having an aggressive form of avian polyoma virus, which there is no cure for. poor little guy. so far, none of our other birds has come down with the virus, but i'm keeping my fingers crossed just in case.
i did end up working for one week in march. it was at a company in salisbury, and it was such a quick and relaxing commute! i wish i could find something that close by again.
mom and i went to see 'mary poppins' at the opera house in boston. it was really good! the actress who played mary really nailed the performance. it followed the book more closely than the disney movie so some of the scenes were unfamiliar to me. i ended up reading the book and it was pretty good.
we also spent a weekend up in maine at some of her old high school friends' beautiful new house. i hadn't seen them in seven years, but they were so welcoming, it was like no time had passed! plus their two kids and fiancees stopped by. i haven't seen the kids in more than 10 years. it was a great weekend of catching up and reliving old times. i hope we will start going back up every year like we used too.
just for the record, here are the total snowfall counts for the 2010-2011 winter season...
- December 20: 2.5 inches
- December 22: 1.1 inches
- December 26-27: 14.5 inches
December total: 18.1 inches
- January 8: Trace
- January 9: Trace
- January 12: 20.0 inches
- January 16: 0.5 inches
- January 18: 5.2 inches
- January 19: 1 inch
- January 21: 7 inches
- January 25: 1 inch
- January 27: 8.5 inches
January total: 43.2 inches
- February 1: 6.5 inches (Part 1 of storm)
- February 2: 7.0 inches (Part 2 of storm)
- February 8: 2.0 inches
- February 21: 1.0 inch
- February 25: 3.6 inches
- February 27: 6.5 inches
February total: 26.6 inches
- March 21: 1.25 inches (First day of Spring)
March total: 1.25 inches
- April 1: 5.5 inches
Season total to date: 93.6 inches
so now back to your regularly scheduled program...