Tuesday

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I tried to get to work today…

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My sister and my offices were open and we had a lot of work to do so we headed to DC.  For those who don't know, the DC area received up to 30″ of snow over the weekend.  Yesterday (and today) the Federal government was closed as were most school systems in the area.  Yesterday my office was closed; my sister attempted to go in but the roads were so bad she turned around.
We got almost to the DC border and gave up and turned around.  The roads were horrible and the drivers even worse.  We came back to my house and made a makeshift workstation at my dining table.
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All the necessities – cell phone, external hard drive full of music, lip gloss and baby monitor!
Anyway, today I put on a black scoop tee from Old Navy that I have had for about two years, my gray Caslon ruffle-trim cardigan, a few different silver chain necklaces, my dark Gap Long & Lean jeans, and my DUO “Bern” boots in tan (my makeshift snow boots).  Black quilted coat from Lands End and berry colored scarf from Ann Taylor LOFT.
Hair was washed and dried pretty quickly.  Makeup is Stila Illuminated tinted moisturizer blended with Estee Lauder Doublewear Light foundation, Laura Mercier Secret Camoflauge and bronzer, Lorac shadow in Serenity, DiorShow mascara, Sephora lip gloss in Precious Pink, Tarte Indelible Wink liner.  It's far easier to work from home when I feel slightly sassy!
They expect another 10 – 20″ in the next day or so.  I may be hanging out at home for quite a while.  In fact this attempt at going to work today (and a quick stop at Starbucks) was a welcome change for I was getting quite the cabin fever!
A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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11 Comments

  1. ** I really should have hit “Preview” before “Publish.”

    This is what it should be edited…

    Wow, you guys are brave in even trying to commute into work. I live in So Cal and it has been in the mid to high 30s when I leave for work… and that’s enough to wish I could crawl back underneath the covers.

    Anyway, question for you- how does doing your hair/makeup make working from home any easier? I frequently work from home, and I’d be lucky to get out of my sweats (or PJs) by mid-day.

  2. Wow, you guys are brave in even trying to commute into work. I live in So Cal and it has been in the mid to high 30s when I leave for work… and that’s enough to wish I could crawl back under near the covers.

    Anyway, question for you- how does doing your hair/makeup make working from home any easier? I frequently work from home, and I’d be lucky to get out of my sweat by mid-day.

  3. you are TOO ADORABLE! look at that smile πŸ˜€

    i am somewhat jealous because we have had a super-low-snow winter and i want to go snowshoeing, but i don’t think i want THAT much πŸ˜‰

  4. I find that taking the time to do my makeup and get properly dressed really helps me when I try to work from home. Sure it feels like you are wasting time .. but really you are saving time, because later I am much more pulled together and organized..

    yay for staying home in snowy weather!

    -Lana

  5. You’re courageous to try to go out in so much snow and with crazy drivers. Here on the opposite end of the country, it snows so rarely that hardly any of us can drive well in the snow (myself included.) Stay safe and warm!

  6. I’m glad to hear that you are making it okay! We don’t have near the snow y’all do (only about 5″) but it still causes cancellations and I’m getting cabin fever too! Of course, I’m getting several projects done around the house, so that is a plus. I never thought I’d say it (I am not a fan of sweating) but bring on summer! πŸ™‚

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