A few things to check off…

by a. noelle

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#1 Drive out of the city, as far as it takes to find snow instead of cold rain. Then decide whether to build a Totoro snowman or a Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon for a seriously hilarious snowball fight.

(If only I could take him back home with me.)

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#2 Enjoy a romantic walk in a winter wonderland (and try not to get my snowshoes stuck on fallen branches along the path, again).

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#3 Curl up in a comfy corner with a cup of chai and anything by Clarice Lispector or Paulo Coelho. Get lost in the words for hours and hours.

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#4 Sip this on the balcony and feel the warmth spread through my chest while watching my breath ascend into the air in white puffs. Repeat.

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#5 Bake and decorate a batch of sugar selfies—one more indulgence before the year’s end.

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#6 Marathon ALL the Miyazaki films, especially Howl’s Moving Castle and The Wind Rises! わーい!

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#7 Visit the reindeer before they return to the North Pole.

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#8 Decide on a place and figure out how early I need to wake up in order to make the drive before sunrise. . . . Decide if “wake up earlier” should be included on my list of resolutions for 2015.

(Just in case, choose a spot that also works for sunset.)

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