A Western Washington Snowstorm- Ten Ways to Survive Boredom

Snowmageddon 2019

Snow is nothing new, some would say. However, in Western Washington where a few inches of 'the wet stuff' can cause panic and pandemonium, people act as if it is the end of the world. As one popular meme states "2019 Seattle Snowmageddon."

Settling In

  Thursday night, as the reports were coming in, local school districts were already calling to tell parents that students would be released 2 hours early. As a teacher, who lives about 22 miles from my school, I was relieved that I was able to get home before the roads became too treacherous. Luckily, for once I did not procrastinate and I made it to the store last night to stock up on the essentails such as: eggs, milk, bread, icecream. 

10 Ways to Avoid Boredom

Now that I am home,  the reality is hitting me.  I won't drive in the snow,( no 4-WD and no death wish) I don't have any snow gear so, that rules out the "going outside to play in the snow," which I wouldn't do anyway because I don't like snow. It's beautiful, to look at, from the window of my heated house. So I sit here thinking about how I will survive, possibly 5 days or more in my house without going stir crazy.  Ergo, me sitting at the computer coming up with ways to avoid Boredom.
  1. Netflix and Chill ( not like that, but literally chill, it is snowing after all.) I could probably get by on Netflix alone, with as many things I have on my saved list. And, if I ever did run out of things to watch on Netflix, I would just log into one of my other streaming services, such as Hulu or Amazon Prime Videos.
  2. Marie Kondo my house ( you’ve heard of her, author of The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up.) If anyone needs to go through her house Marie Kondo style it’s me. Not only do I have way too much stuff, but I am also trying to get my house ready to sell.
  3. Board Games- We all have them, somewhere. Perhaps in that one closet that we avoid going into at all cost. But, underneath all that stuff, which you will be free from soon, you will probably find some of your old favorites: Monopoly, Life, perhaps even Twister. A good game of Monopoly could take several games to play if done right.
  4. Bond with your pets. I know my kitties miss me when I’m away. Now we can have the quality time we deserve.
  5. Did someone say Karaoke? No crowded bars needed, just search your favorite tune on YouTube and the words “karaoke version” and in no time you can be rocking your jam, in your jammies.
  6. Read a book, or two, or three. I don’t know about you but I accumulate books like bees accumulate nectar. I enjoy a multitude of genres, ranging from historical fiction to horror, Stephen King style.
  7. Pamper Yourself. The weather outside might be frightening, but you don’t have to be. Take a long hot bubble bath, give yourself a facial and a mani-pedi, get out the make-up and try some new looks.
  8. Go Shopping! Online, of course. Don’t let the icy roads keep you from buying those cute new shoes you have been looking for. With so many great online retailers, there is something for everyone. Take a look at eBay, if you look for auctions that are about to end, you might just walk away with a bargain.
  9. Get your craft on. If you are anything like me you probably have half-finished craft projects or a closet (or small room) filled with supplies for all of those projects you were going to get to someday. That day is now. Sew, Stamp, Paint, Bead, or Color a page in one of those intricate adult coloring books you got for Christmas two years ago.
  10. Nothing. Say what? That’s right. You don’t have to fill every minute of your waking day doing something. Take a nap, meditate, spend some quiet time with GOD. You’re a grownup, stuck in the house, you can do whatever you like.

A new Look. A new Name.


Welcome back friends. As 2015 comes to a close I have decided to do a bit of remodeling here at my blog. I have changed the site name to Go Ask Susan and will be offering advice to my followers, in addition to reviews, scripture, giveaways and more. If you would would like to be given advice on this site please send an email to goasksusan@yahoo.com

Motivational Scripture


I am having a difficult time with organizing my home. I know that it is something that I need to do. I have been praying and asking the Lord to help me. I did a web search for motivational scripture and here are some that I came up with. 


Proverbs 14:23 

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Galatians 6:9 

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

1 Peter 5:7 

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Matthew 6:33 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Philippians 4:13 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 15:58 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Psalm 37:5 

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

1 Corinthians 10:13 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

TV Fall Line-up


Back when I had a life, I used to watch a lot of television. What constitutes a lot? Well we will leave that between me and my DVR. In the past I was so excited about the new fall season that I would email my friends and tell them all about the new shows and returning favorites. I thought that I would relive those days by posting about some of the new shows and returning favorites of the 2012-2013 season.


New Shows:

Now that I am a full-time college student, along with my regular daytime job and my full time mom gig I can’t watch every new show that strikes my fancy. But, here I will list the ones I would watch if I had the time and 1 or 2 that I may record to watch on those rare moments when I don’t have something else to do. 

For a complete list of New shows this season you can check out tv guide.com

Revolution NBC Premieres: Monday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c ( I think I will watch this one)
Leave it to J.J. Abrams (Lost) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) to come up with a mythology-heavy drama. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is no electricity, the series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito as a group of people struggling to figure out how the technology vanished and who holds the figurative power among the survivors. We don’t think this is what people meant by going green. (tvguide.com)


Partners (CBS) Premieres: Monday, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c
Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick give us another pair of straight and gay BFFs, but this time, it’s a bromance! However, the tight bond between Louis (Michael Urie) and Joe (David Krumholtz) is tested after Joe proposes to his longtime girlfriend Ali (Sophia Bush). Don’t feel too bad for Louis — his boyfriend is Superman Brandon Routh.(tvguide.com)


Go On (NBC)Premieres: Tuesday, September 11 at 9/8c (might check it out)
What’s so funny about grief? Matthew Perry’s about to show us. The Friends alum returns to NBC as Ryan King, a sportscaster who turns to a motley crew support group after his wife dies. How eclectic are these guys? The lead therapist, Lauren (Laura Benanti), honed her skills in a Weight Watchers group. (tvguide.com)


Chicago Fire (NBC)Premieres: Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00/9:00c (I might have to watch this one with my husband who is a volunteer fire fighter)
Dick Wolf is back with another procedural, this one focusing on the firefighters of Chicago’s Firehouse 51 and starring Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney and David Eisenberg. But unlike his Law & Order franchise, this drama will focus on the personal lives of its (often shirtless) heroes. So how long before a New York Fire or a Los Angeles Fire?


Returning Shows- New Season- These are the returning shows that I plan to watch

Survivor Philippines premiers September 19th on CBS 

How I met your mother returns on September 24th 

Grimm- New episodes already began in August, Friday on NBC

Revenge ABC September 30th


Women of Faith- Bible Study Giveaway

Women of Faith study guide series offers a series of bible studies to fulfill the needs of today’s women. In this bible study;Cultivating Contentment, the author teaches you how to find satisfaction in daily living, while avoiding the pitfalls along the way.  Each chapter includes a main scripture, a short paragraph and then addition scripture to review and reflect upon. This bible study can be used alone or with a group.


I am giving away one copy of the Women of Faith study guide book “Cultivating Contentment”.

For your chance to win, please enter below.

This giveaway starts on September 12th and runs through September 26th.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by The Sue Review, who is an independent blogger and is in no way associated with Women of Faith or Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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Teddy Tank-Fish Bowl Giveaway

Welcome to the Teddy Tank giveaway hosted by the blog Miss Jackie’s Views! The winner of this great giveaway will receive the Teddy Tank of their choice along with a package of supplies including fish food, voice recorder, batteries, acrylic gravel, bows, fish net, water dechlorinator, and decorative plant.

To learn more about Teddy Tank read the full review of this awesome product at Miss Jackie’s Views HERE. This giveaway is open until midnight, September 25, 2012. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. Sponsor is responsible for shipment of prize.

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Seal & Send Swap- Something Sticky


I don’t know about you, but I love getting fun mail in my mail box. We are talking good old fashioned SNAIL mail. You may not know this but there is this great group called Swap-bot. On Swap-bot you can swap all sorts of things, from postcards to crafty items. Membership to Swap-bot is free. You sign-up, search swaps and when the swap starts you are automatically assigned a partner. You get positive ratings for following the swap guidelines and can earn hearts for extra special swaps. 

I have created my own group over at swap-bot called  Seal & Send Fast:

My current swap is Seal & Send something Sticky.

Here are the details:

For this swap you will put something Sticky into an envelope and send it to your partner. This is senders choice- because keeping in the theme of the swap you will choose the something Sticky and seal it in an envelope BEFORE partners are assigned.

You will have 3 partners.

You should rate your partner a 5 if you receive something Sticky

Ideas: Stickers, sticky notes, nail art decals, band-aids, gum, deco tape,etc…

Please be mindful to send something that YOU would be happy to receive

This swap is a quick turn around- so don’t sign up if you cannot send by the send date.

Ratings: no recent 1’s or 3’s- even if you are a member of the group I will check for recent ratings. I reserve the right to ban anyone I feel may not be able to meet the requirements of the swap.



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