Oh Monday, you always feel like you’ve arrived too soon- and even though today is technically a holiday here in the States- I’m still working as normal after a whirlwind of a weekend that saw me traveling between the Pioneer Valley and Vermont on both Saturday and Sunday- all with unpredictable weather happening throughout!
On Saturday afternoon, I stopped by my friend Stef’s house in Barre for lunch and some podcast planning. We had decided a couple of weeks ago that we wanted to record some of our banter when it came to a topic we’ve obsessed over since we became friends as teenagers- low-budget and (usually) bad horror movies. There’s more to it, of course- but Stef has a recording room in her house since she and her husband are both very talented musicians who like to practice and play often- and we took an inventory into what we’d need to get our shows/episodes to run smoothly. I’ll have more info on that soon, though!
Sean came by, as well- and our podcasting prep ended up turning into a jam session/sing-along party until our phones all collectively lit up and beeped with the warnings of impending snow squalls- only to have it hit us mere minutes later- and it was wild! Visibility outside became non-existent for a good twenty minutes before everything cleared up again- but we still had to dig our partially buried cars out when we went to leave later on that night.
Yesterday, prior to running some errands and preparing for today’s return to work- I made a quick stop in Vernon, Vermont (about 25 minutes away from my apartment!) to grab breakfast at the Tiny Bread Box. This roadside vending machine is fully stocked every weekend with freshly baked breads, cinnamon buns, croissants, doughnuts, merchandise etc. You simply use your debit/credit card after selecting which items you want- and unlock the door once your payment is approved. Inside, there are paper bags for you to stack up what you ordered and the door automatically relocks once you’re done.
I grabbed a couple of carrot cake cinnamon rolls and cinnamon sugar doughnuts since I was en route to visit my mom- and they are incredible! I think it’s definitely going to be a “must take people to visit this” spot to add to my New England tour.
And now with another week ahead- I’m going to be sharing a Spring-inspired sweater I recently purchased to get me ready for warmer weather, as well as my favorite odds and ends from this past month in the coming days ahead.