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more than a foot of snow on the ground with another 2 feet possible in the mid-atlantic. along the shoreline, wind gusts at hurricane-strength. 85 million people in the storm's path this morning. 33 million under a blizzard watch. airports a nightmare. >> this is our third flight change. >> hundreds without power and on the roads, more spent the night in their cars. traffic coming to a standstill. the dangerous blizzard is not showing any signs of letting up. today, saturday, january 23rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" blizzard 2016. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." i'm erica hill.
>> i'm alongside sheinelle jones and al roker. we have dylan dreyer out in the field along with our meteorologists. this is all of the effected states and those under a blizzard warning. the warning from virginia to southern connecticut. >> already so much going on. let's get the latest on the storm. the snow is falling fast. 1 to 3 inches per hour. already washington, d.c. has more than a foot of snow on the ground. they are expected to get more than 2 feet. philadelphia, 9 inches already. they are expecting up to 2 feet as well. here in new york, we are now expecting more snow than originally predicted. at least 3 inches at this hour, but up to a foot or more we are told when it is all over. >> the storm has life threatening blizzard conditions. a storm this big has not been seen in washington, d.c. in nearly 100 years. no surprise, the roads are
people are told to stay inside. thousands of accidents. at least ten people killed on the roads. >> the storm is a huge mess as you can imagine. let's get to dylan dreyer who joins us from the nation's capital. >> reporter: good morning, erica. vengeance. we already have more than a foot of snow on the ground. at the coast in virginia and delaware, we had reports of wind gusts of 65 to 75 miles per hour. one report in virginia up to 85 miles an hour. thunder snow reported in baltimore. that goes to show you the intensity of the storm. we will see the conditions continue all through the night with blizzard warnings not expiring until tomorrow morning. the nation's capital taking a direct hit. washington, d.c. expected to be buried under as much as 2 feet of snow by the end of the storm.
don't need to be on the roads. >> reporter: the storm's scope reaches from the carolinas to new york, has turned deadly. fatal crashes in virginia and north carolina. >> hit had the brakes and when you hit the brakes, they lock up. >> reporter: thousands of crashes locked up major roads up and down the east coast. and many lucky enough to avoid accidents still ended up spinning wheels like wsnb reporter in nashville. >> i am stuck. i'm not moving. >> reporter: governors in ten states and district of columbia emergencieie the national guard has deployed 400 personnel to help the sickened and stranded. shelters are opened to help homeless survive freezing conditions. outside. it is unsafe. >> reporter: 21 degrees with the
virginia saved this saint bernard who fell through the ice. the plowing started wednesday and won't be done until sunday. airports are empty. more than 6,000 flights have been canceled since friday. delays rippling across the country. >> we got warnings from everyone. if you don't get in to new york by friday, don't think about it until monday. >> reporter: amtrak is operating on a modified schedule. greyhound is cancelling service for much of the east coast. blizzard conditions from washington to new york. winds up to 60 miles per hour and nearly 140,000 people are already struggling in the cold without power. now we followed this storm from roanoke, virginia, yesterday to here in washington, d.c. what should take four hours took us nine hours on the road. we are going to attempt to get to new york city today by taking i-95.
shouldn't be on the roads. i want to point out we are traveling in the blue mobile. this is a satellite truck that will be able to feed you guys our trip from here up along i-95 to new york city. it is an extremely heavy truck and we are taking it very slow. we will update you over the course of the show on the travels. i don't think we will be too far from where we are now the next time we see you. >> slow and steady will win that race. thank you, dylan. >> the question is when will all the snow let up and when it is all done, how much snow on the ground? al is here this morning with that and more. >> it will be done in about 24 hours, but we are dealing with the effects of this into next outages and snow. we will have to get rid of it. look at the swath from montauk to the appalachian. here is why we ended up upping
the storm moved further north than predicted. we have blizzard warnings from virginia all the way to martha's vineyard. winds of 35 miles per hour or more and sustained as you get in for three hours or so. it also means you have visibility of less than a quarter of a mile. cranberry, new jersey, 7 inches of snow. you go to atlantic city right now, they are looking at 6 inches of snow. it is still coming down. at this point, it is falling at about a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. so here's what we look for as far as the accumulations. keep in mind we will look at winds gusting over 50 miles per hour. heavy snow for washington and baltimore. 24 inches or more when all is said and done. for philadelphia, central and southern new jersey, heavy snow into the early afternoon. 18 to 24 inches of snow with winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. in the new york area, we expect
this heavy snow continuing into the afternoon. winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. we are looking at blizzard conditions. new haven, 8 to 12 inches. providence at 3 to 6. boston will see 2 to 4 inches. we have coastal flood advisories from delmarva and all the coast. we will deal with this for a long time to come into next week. >> al, thank you. you will need a lot of rest. keeping your eye on this. another rokerthon coming up. it will be all day on nbcnews.com. two days ago washington, d.c. was almost brought to a standstill with just a brushing of snow. is the city equipped to handle this storm? the washington mayor, mayor bowser is here with us.
>> my pleasure. >> what is the conditions this morning? >> as you have been reporting all morning, we are in the eye of the significant storm. a storm we have not seen like this in washington, d.c. in 94 years. we got out early e-treating our streets, closing our government and schools on friday. really encouraged everybody to get home. we have seen since yesterday, with snow starting about 1:00, 13 inches fall and we think the forecast is going to hold. we are going to get at least another foot. >> back in the '90s, heavy snowfall shutdown washington, d.c. for an entire week. how is this storm? >> this is a blizzard with sustained winds. we prepared our residents and stay inside for 36 hours. we are seeing the winds pick up today. very hazardous conditions.
the roads. we're keeping our roads passable for emergency vehicles. tomorrow, if it stops as it is planned to, the big dig-out will proceed. >> mayor, when there was less than 2 inches in washington, d.c. two days ago, people were stuck in the cars for hours. the president had to use the motorcade back to the white house slipping and sliding. are things different this time around? >> there's no similarity to tell you the truth. this blizzard has been forecast for several days. our entire apparatus is running out of other homeland and emergency management agency. we have all of our resources fully deployed. >> washington mayor bowser, thank you. >> thank you. everybody stay safe. i want to head where the snow is less of an issue at this hour.
problems for millions if the south. we have nbc's gabe gutierrez joining us from charlotte, north carolina with more on that angle. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. more than 130,000 customers in north carolina are without power and we take a live look from the air. you can see there has been plenty of snow and sleet here in the charlotte area, but thankfully not as much freezing rain as you had initially expected. there are about 1,200 crashes or so in the north carolina area, including at least six deaths. a good samaritan was killed, police say, when he was shoty the stranded motorist he was trying to help allegedly under the influence. travel here is a nightmare. american airlines is expected to resume flights in the area. the area is preparing for the huge football game hosted here by the carolina panthers. yesterday, they practiced in the
a major pep rally was canceled. the team says they are ready for tomorrow. today, workers will take the tarp off the field to be able to dry it out in time for the big game. a bit more sleet is also expected here in north carolina throughout the morning. it is expected to move out later today. guys, back to you. >> gabe gutierrez this morning. gabe, thank you. >> it is not just massive amounts of snow, ice and high winds that have people worried. for many along the coast, the storm surge that brings flooding could cause problems this weekend. we have nbc's rehema ellis along the coast w wh more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jose. it is a tough morning out here. we had winds gusts above 50 miles an hour. i'm holding on so i can stay on the air. there is a real concern about what could happen here. during hurricane sandy in 2012, this building where i am right
storm. the city around the coastal area, they spent the last couple days with bulldozers pushing as much sand as they could up against to protect the areas and water coming from the atlantic ocean. they are not so worried about the inches of snow they will get. they are worried about the water from the atlantic ocean. it is to my left right now and it is brutal. atlantic ocean, you can -- i can barely hold my position here because the wind is that strong coming off the ocean. no one is out and about. they are heeding t t warnings. stay inside and just hunker down. >> thank you very much. that satellite uplink is difficult because the winds are so strong. new jersey governor chris christie was supposed to be on the campaign trail this weekend.
help his residents. he joins us now. governor, good to have you here with us. i'm not sure you could see rehema ellis. she is on the coast of new jersey. where is your focus this morning, governor? is it the coastal area? >> it is not more than any other part of the state. we do not expect major flooding on the coast. we expect some street flooding, which is fairly typical for storm events on the coast in new jersey. at least as of now, we're not expecting any type of major flooding incidents along the coast. they will be a bit better off from the snow perspective as rehema mentioned in her report. in the other parts of the state, we have heavier snow than we thought we were, 6 to 18 inches in the north. up to 2 feet in central and inland and southern part of the state. >> as you well know, there was a fair amount of criticism in
trail in new hampshire to return home to new jersey. how do you answer those critics? >> i don't know why they would be critical. i was here last night before the first snow flake dropped. so i don't understand any basis for criticism. my view was i wanted the best information i possibly could as to whether my presence was needed here. once i got the final forecast at 11:00 yesterday morning, i made the decision at 11:30 to be home. despite the fact flights were canceled. i drove from new hampshire back to new jersey. i was home last night before 8:00 p.m. >> i know you have been advising folks to stay home. you talked about the revised snow totals. when will it be safe for folks to be out again in your este estimation estimation. >> i think tomorrow. i think today and tonight, this should be expected as an inside day for them.
roads passable for the emergency vehicles. up in the north, we have mostly wet roads with traffic moving freely. all the roadways are passable. 35-mile-an-hour restriction on the roads like the new jersey parkway. our department of transportation has over 3,800 pieces of spreading salt and sand and moving snow off the roadways. you know, right now, we feel like we are doing well from that perspective. we have about 17,000 power outages so far across state. most of those focused in a southern part of the state. about 15,000 being in cape may county. >> we know you are a busy man today. we appreciate you taking time for us. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> the snow is falling quickly in philadelphia as well. that city is expected to see 2
nbc's jacob rascon is in philly with more. jacob, good morning. >> reporter: jose, good morning. we were thinking 1.5 feet, but now as you said, up to 2 feet of snow expected. the snow has been falling 2 to 3 inches an hour in some areas. they are blizzard conditions. sustained winds above 30 miles an hour with gusts well above 40. this snow is not expected to stop all day. there is a blizzard warning and winter storm warning in effect here and in the surrounding areas through tomorrow morning at 3:00 a.m. of course, the airport is closed and saying there are no flights in or out of the airport. all day at this airport and three other airports as well. as you can tell, the wind is pretty bad. it is miserable out here. the problem is the plows are trying to plow all of the roads, but they can't get done with the primary roads because they go and as soon as they are done
around and do it again because of the wind. they have not gotten to the secondary roads. they are advising nobody be out and driving today in philadelphia. jose. >> jacob rascon, thank you. >> if you had a trip planned this weekend and did not get out ahead of the storm, you are staying put. 6,000 flights canceled. several airports shutdown. it could be a while before it is all back up and running. nbc's kristen dahlgren is at a quiet laguardia airport. >> reporter: good morning, erica. this is something you don't see all the time. a virtual empty laguardia. there are a couple dozen passengers at the food court. they did not get the texts or memos that the flights were canceled. they are here trying to figure out what to do. whether to get a hotel or sleep here for the next day. trying to figure out when they can get out.
take a look. more than 4,100 cancellations nationwide. the worst airports in new york. topping the list at jfk. at laguardia, 254. security is shutdown here. no flights getting in or out. also philadelphia, as jacob said, and d.c. airports having a tough day. it is not just those airports, we are seeing the misery across country. ft. lauderdale and miami with cancellations because of the storm. it is all interconnected and if you have cancellations here, those flights are not here and aircraft issot getetng to the right place. difficult day of travel in the nation. >> kristen, thank you. and we will have your flight canceled as well. >> i had my flight to miami tomorrow canceled yesterday.
bother come together airport. >> you should come over for dinner. >> we will have much more on the blizzard throughout the morning. we want to get to other news. in politics, nine days to go to the caucuses in iowa. candidates are sharpening attacks as they work to getting a high voter turnout. airport. to you. the candidates will be out in force despite the weather making their closing arguments with the voters about to weigh in. >> i approve this message. >> reporter: the two gop frontrunners battling it out on the air waves. donald trump hitting ted cruz over immigration. >> sounded like you wanted the bill to pass. >> of course i wanted the bill to pass. >> reporter: and cruz trying to paint trump as establishment. trump and cruz will court voters in iowa today with the bitter
the conservative magazine "national review" released its against trump issue. rebuke of the businessman. >> we are making an argument that donald trump has not been with conservatives, he won't be with conservatives. >> reporter: some have warmed to trump fearing cruz is more divisive. 2016 is fast becoming a race where establishment is a dirty word, even for democrats. bernie sanders surging, painting himself as an outsider. >> i want to say a word on the issue that secretary clinton and i disagree on. that is the incredible power of wall street. >> reporter: and hillary clinton trying to show she is the most qualified candidate. >> we need a president who can do all aspects of the job. >> reporter: the question now? just how strong is the anti-establishment surge? >> this is a good year to be an
you hear many on both sides saying i support, fill in the blank, because nobody else says it like that. he says the truth. he is telling it like it is. >> reporter: last night, donald trump sounded off on jeb bush for putting his mom in the campaign ad. tweeting, quote, jeb desperately needed mommy to help him. jeb, mommy can't help you with isis or putin. a video trying to help people find caucus locations was released by his campaign. jose and erica, back to you. >> kristen, thank you. >> where was donald trump when i was in high school? >> he is available now. al is back with a look of the rest of the country's forecast. there are people who are not dealing with snow today? >> there are.
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with us this morning because she's in the blue mobile. the snow is coming down hard. it is rough on the roads. outside of studio 1a, the snow is falling quickly out there. thatat does not stop. that looks thrown, by the way. i think it is tripled in size. they get extra
medals today. >> a lot of the folks in the buchon bakery. >> they will wait for a long time this morning. >> we are keeping a close eye on the blizzard of 2016. al is here with us in the studio. our team is spread out up and down the east coast this morning. >> the snow has only been falling in new york city for what nine hours now, it has been going strong for 24 hours in washington, d.c. nbc's miguel almaguer is in the nation's capital. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: jose, good morning. it is definitely a nasty conditions out here.
and we have already seen 13 inches of snow in the nation's capital. we are expecting more. behind me what you should be seeing is the state capitol. instead, it is fog and snow back there. it is coming i i sideways and sloppy and continue for the next four hours. our hotel is a few blocks away from here. we were not able to drive to this location. cars are not able to go up and down the streets. they are working as hard as they can to plow the main intersections. jose, we have not seen many people on the roads today. they are concerned the mayor has issued a state of emergency here. she spoke to us earlier. she said this is a potentially life threatening storm. calls have doubled in the call center. many people are staying in their homes and heeding the warnings here. every flight out of local airports seem to be canceled or delayed. that nightmare will continue for
the ripple effect. the mayor says you should stay in your homes for the next 36 hours because the snowfall here is steady and it certainly not letting up anytime soon, jose. >> miguel, thank you. >> for the next 36 hours. >> the pronunciation of miguel's name. >> you have more where that came from? >> we do. on telemundo. good plug. >> we will plug your 18 shows later. let's get to dylan because we don't want to lose her shot from the blue mobile. she is making her way from washington back up here to new york. your heading north on i-95. is it is a snail's pace? how are the roads? >> reporter: you know we were right in downtown where the live shot was this morning, the roads haven't been touched. we are on new york avenue. this will turn into u.s. 50 and
the main roads have been plowed. we are moving along just fine right now. it is almost like the snow gives you more traction than if we had a layer of ice. this has been all snow here in washington, d.c. we never had that layer of ice. there is some traction. i want to point out one of the seemingly most dangersous things i have seen is a lot of people are walking in the roads because the sidewalks have not been cleared. people show up out of nowhere and with the visibility reduced, this is dangerous. if you are walking around, make sure you know the drivers can see you. that makes it dangerous. we saw a tweet at 4:00 this morning that said the intersection between 495 and 95 about five miles from where we are was completely impassable. i hope the plows have gotten through that point right now and we see the roads open up a bit. once we get on the major
you. hopefully nobody sells onelse is on the roads. we will check in with you. >> dylan, you could bypass if you took the bw parkway and you could catch up with 95 there. in case that is not possible. >> a real difficult situation for a lot of the roads. >> reporter: okay. >> the winds also. >> winds are rough and it will get rougher. laguardia right now reporting snowfall rates at 3 inches per hour. so we are just getting warmed up with this, unfortunately. you can see the reason why we
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in its path. a blizzard warning now for 33 million americans. snow totals revised overnight. now higher than first predicted. already 1.5 feet has fallen in some areas. thousands stranded as traffic comes to a halt on major highways along the coast. officials telling people to weather this storm inside. >> stay off the roads if you don't need to be on the roads. >> at least ten people killed in traffic accidents. a historic storm and the worst may still be to come. today, saturday, january 23rd, 2016. ice, ice baby ice, ice baby >> it's not that bad outside! now that the party's jumping good morning on the lovely
welcome back to "today" on saturday morning. it's lovely. it turns out you are not the only
one here from florida. we have hardy souls on the plaza. from florida. >> and phoenix as well. >> good call to be here this weekend, guys. >> if we close our eyes, we can think we're in south florida. >> it feels just like that. >> some of the crowd is back here -- al is cleaning off the camera lens. some of the crowd has made their way into the green room. a trading spaces moment for us. they are getting warm inside. i think they are. we see them in the window. it is opposite now. our team is spread out along the coast because they are busy today. monitoring the storm every step of the way. a lot of snow has already fallen. still a lot more to come. >> let's check in with dylan who is slowly and carefully making her way up i-95 to get to new york. dylan, good morning. how is it going? >> reporter: hey, it is a slow
we first got on to 95 and 495, the beltway around washington, d.c., that is when there was no activity of plows on the road whatsoever. it was just like driving through the snow ruts. now we have cleared things out. we have seen two cars off on the side of the road trying to get off at the on/off ramps. nothing compared to the height of the storm. back in kentucky, yesterday, a 35-mile back up on i-75. there were no reported injuries, but the road was actually shutdown for a time. this is in east central kentucky. things are starting to improve in that area right now as the roads are starting to get cleared out a bit. it was the case when the snow comes down so heavy in such a quick period of time when the cars are on the road, they get stuck and nowhere for them to go. we are slowly making our way on
we are in and out of really bad patches on the roads. when it clears out, it is easier to drive. it is a slow go. we will continue to keep on trucking to new york. guys. >> we know you are being safe. dylan, thanks. we will continue to checkn with you throughout the day. let's go inside with jose. >> thank you, erica. i'm still drying off. the snow began falling early on friday morning in the nation's capital and has not let up since. nbc's correspondent miguel almaguer is in the middle of the it all. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: jose, good morning. we are expecting another foot of snow. we could see a storm of a generation if the forecast holds true and the steady pattern coming down. it is not letting up anytime soon. we are facing blizzard like conditions here and will continue to do so all the way through tonight into tomorrow where they start to dig out. even after then, the city is bracing for problems. all of that steady snow is falling on rooftops and threaten
it has been quiet here in terms of emergency response. most of the power in the area has stayed on. that could change over the next 24 hours. that's what they're concerned about. the airports are crippled. people are battering down the hatches here. we have not seen many people in the neighborhood here in the last 24 hours. the city is warning the situation could get worse before it gets better. people are bracing for more to come. jose. >> miguel, thank you. several areas. a major concern for people who live along the coast and keeping a close eye on the storm surge. nbc's rehema ellis is alongside the new jersey coast. >> reporter: jose, it really is windy. the winds are roaring and the sea is angry. the governor of new jersey is -- >> obviously we are having
satellite link with rehema. rehema, be careful. >> i know where she is exactly. i think she is in point pleaseant pleasant, i believe. that is rough. let's show you how rough things are. we have reports that so far 3 inches of snow falling at laguardia so far and in manhattan as well. here it is. east of montauk and to connecticut and all the way back to fredericksburg. we are looking at snow. we will give you accumulations we got so far. right now, new york, we're talking about 3 inches of snow officially. we have 6.5 at newark airport. long island, 7.1. mt. olive, new jersey, 7 inches of snow. it will get worse. here is what we have through tomorrow. baltimore, washington area, you
more. the winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. philadelphia, central new jersey and parts of eastern pennsylvania, 18 to 24 inches. wind gusts of 40 miles per hour. in new york city and surrounding area, the heavy snow in afternoon and early evening. 18 to 24 inches. new england and new haven and providence, we are talking 8 to 12 inches of snow. boston may pick up about 2 to 4 inches. we had to up these amounts because the storm has moved further north. yesterday, we thought boston almost nothing. they may get 4. new york, 6 to 12. now up to 24 inches. >> amazing. a lot of snow coming down. thanks, al. we have other news to get to thismorning. sheinelle is following a horrific school shooting in canada. a small canada town is in mourning after the country's worst in a decade.
opened fire in a remote town in central canada. staff and at least one student are victims. students scattered as the gunman began. the sungunman shot two of his brothers at home before heading to the school. tourists watching the show at the bellagio hotel last night in vegas found them selves in the middle of gunfire with shots caught on tape. >> police cars converge with a man waving a firearm at the crowd closing off parts of the vegas strip. the suspect refused to drop the weapon and the office opened fire. officers wrestled the suspect to the ground. packaged salads recalled after an outbreak of listeria. it comes from the dole processing plant in springfield, ohio.
illnesses have been reported. the package salads are sold under several different names and in 27 states. they are identified at the "a" in the manufacturing code. the controversy of lack of diversity has lead to rules changes. sweeping changes in voting and doubling the number of women and diverse groups by the end of the decade. amongst the changes, to replace the inactive lifetime members with more active members. the move following rising protests by academy members by an all-white selection of nominees in the acting categories. a new ball game in space. look at this. it is ping pong on the space station played by astronaut mark kelly. you don't need a ping pong ball. you need a drop of water. the paddles help the liquid and zero gravity will keep the drop bouncing back and forth and back
i and guys, our control room has the picture of mark kelly's picture. you can see back to the east. that's the storm. we will cover this blizzard on rokerthon #blizzard2016 on nbcnews.com. we will have a break for nbc sheinelle is over in the orange room now. >> i am. if i had a trophy, i would give each one of you a "today" show trophy for being here in this weather. where are you from? >> outer b bks of north carolina. >> you have never been in a blizzard? this is your first blizzard? >> a lot of hurricanes, al, but
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>> reporter: a dazzling star in figure skating. gracie gold. >> like a fairy tale. >> reporter: in the gold family, it's not just gracie's dreams this year. >> i'm awesome. so excited. >> reporter: among the elite skaters vying for the title, gracie gracie's sister carly. >> just qualifying for nationals is just above my wildest expectations. >> reporter: the 20-year-olds train on the same ice. both under coach frank carroll. life long roommates and best friends, but differences in more than appearance. carly an equestrian. >> i learned to skate through the isi. carly just jumped in. >> because it was fun.
>> reporter: from thousands of competitive skaters, only 22 make the cut to skate for the ladies title. nbc sports panelists tara lipinski. >> carly is happy to be here. >> reporter: carly missed one jump in the short program, but otherwise, skated clean. >> this has been the most surreal experience and it is going by quickly. >> reporter: gracie missed a jump too. well in consideration for the title. >> i don't consider it sharing my spotlight. she has her own. >> reporter: sisters turned competitors. each in pursuit of their own definition of gold. in the ultra competitive world
thousands of women compete and make it to the national stage, it is spectacular that both gold sisters make the finals. they will be broadcast live tonight on nbc. >> thank you, janet. if you are on the east coast, another reason to stay inside tonight. you can watch the figure skating championships as janet mentioned here on nbc starting at 3:00 eastern and noon pacific. and coming up, easy things you can do today to help you
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>> get a head start. >> get a head start today. >> today. >> today. >> today. >> a perfect assignment is to go through your kitchen cabinets. first of all, check what is expired. i had flour and soupy think from 2013. i'm sure you have that too. next, go into your cabinet and see all of the vases and plates. i probably got rid of 20 vases this year. this is a perfect assignment because your cabinet can look like this. >> finding balance between being a mom, work and also being a wife can be difficult for me. the most important thing you can do for yourself is to take care of yourself. write in your journal, read, take a bubble bath. use your weekends to refresh.
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