Morning, ya’ll!

I’m in that weird Holiday Limbo where I’ve selected, paid for and ordered every single Christmas gift…but not one of them has arrived yet. Not. A. One.

So, since I should be wrapping or standing in line at the post office (thanks, Justin), but am going to have wait around for the mail man instead, I thought I’d share with ya’ll another Survival Strategy that I’ve learned in the last few days:

Warning: this is not a glam list. 
Maine is not exactly known to bring out the chic in a girl…and this list is a perfect example. 
If you know a girl who recently moved to Maine, you could definitely use this as a Christmas Wish List…and send her my contact info/apologies.

Embrace the Technology

Windshield Washer Fluid with Anitfreeze

While this may not seem glamorous, it is a life saver.
My dad obviously purchased and installed this for me when he was in town but I’m not sure how I made it through without it. Driving here is crazy on your windshield…everything is frozen to it and salt/slush/new snow is constantly sticking to the frozen stuff as you make your way down the highway. Not fun. This stuff is guaranteed not to freeze until you hit -25 degrees and while we’ve been close, we haven’t made it quite that low (yet).

Our New Humidifier

I picked up this little guy at Target the other day and honestly ya’ll, I can already see the difference in my lips. And seeing as they looked like they belonged on a zombie, seeing some progress is really something. We sleep with this guy on all night….and while my nose is still stopped up when I wake up, I’m hoping we’ll get there eventually.
Bonus: this humidifier was very cost effective ($29.99 at Target) and is super sleek. I don’t mind having it in my room and it certainly doesn’t look like the fish tank humidifiers of the 80’s.

And best of all,

A Remote Car Starter!!

Tomorrow is the big day!
I am happily dropping off my car at Best Buy for 5 hours so that they will install a little piece of gold….a remote car starter! And why is this such a big deal??, you Southerners ask…because I can start my car from my bedroom, Target or the grocery store literally 15 minutes (or longer, honestly) before I plan to get in it…the car will be toasty warm and anything that collected on the windshield will be defrosted and can be wiped away easily with my windshield wipers…while I sit happily inside of the car!
I know it’s hard to imagine why this would be such a big deal, but honestly, shit is cold around here. Peeling yourself out of bed knowing that you need to go scrape snow and ice off of your windshield is a tough mind space. Anything to make that process easier is worth every penny.

So, no one wants to visit?!

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