Yes it's icy in Seattle today. The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning. It's 28 degrees and there are little ice balls falling from the sky, I can hear them hitting the kitchen window. I have a fire going downstairs, where the insert is, just in case the power goes out. My lap top is fully charged, as is my phone and DS. Bring it on!
I hope all my NW friends are staying warm and off the roads!
Today we are getting some rare Seattle snow. The weather gods kept predicting it, but we don't usually pay attention to all the hype. Because of the water and mountains surrounding the area it's always hard to predict snow and many times the threat of snow is just a threat. Recently a new high tech satellite system was installed to track incoming weather and apparently, this time, it helped predict the snow accurately.
Yesterday at 4 pm this is what my back courtyard looked like.
And the front of my house.
This is how the courtyard and the front of the house looked at 9:30 this morning.
There has been all kinds of stress and drama going on in my life the past few months. You'd think I would take the opportunity to blog more instead of less to work through every thing, but I just can't bring myself to "put it all out there".
Instead I'm trying to stay positive.
In the midst of all the drama and stress there have been some highlights, one of which was meeting a fellow blogger in November. Meg and her brand new husband J took their honeymoon in the Pacific Northwest. They started in Seattle, moved on to Canada, moved back through WA on their way to OR and eventually ending up in the bay area of CA. She's blogged about it with some wonderful pictures, please go check out!
They joined us for Thanksgiving dinner which was a huge treat for all of us. After they left to go back to their hotel Handy Man told me it was the best Thanksgiving he remembers in years. It was because of the company of Meg and J.
The next day Asthmagirl, her husband TOG, Meg, J, myself and Handy Man met for lunch at the Pub.
Asthmagirl, Meg and Myself enjoying beverages! (photo stolen from either AG or Meg, I can't remember, haha)
We all enjoyed each others company so much! I was sad and happy to see them leave. Sad because I knew it would be a very long time before I saw them again. Happy because I knew they were leaving for a honeymoon that would have new experiences and sites and that they were going to have a great time!
I've met a few bloggers in "real life" and every one of them has been wonderful and I call them all my friends!