Summer-At Last!

I know, I know the last blog was about Spring.  Things have been busy, busy around here.

Yet here we are, 1st day of summer and it is 75 degrees and sunny.  That means BBQ, lazing, and bare feet in the grass. Life is Good.

 

Snow Days

This week the Northwest experienced a whole lot of snow, a whole lot of ice, and a whole lot of darkness.  Now coming from Central Washington, I am no stranger to snow. I drive an all wheel drive, go slow, and bunker down when needed. Nevertheless, I found myself worried during the inevitable disasters around us. I had the holiday off on Monday, and made it to work on Tuesday, with my boss questioning my sanity. “You’re here? It is going to get bad, you should go home..” I stayed the day and came home with no problems. The next day we woke up to more than a foot of snow on the ground. Living in a large city with limited snow removal resources, the roads were messy. My office closed, so I managed to have a relaxing and fun snow day.  The next day came the ice. It hailed, rained, and then sleeted for hours. The neighboring trees started to crack.  Then in the back, we heard the slow loud crack of a tree. Our corkscrew willow had lost its entire top.  It’s really a shame, its our favorite shade tree in the summer. A few hours the lights went out. Our house stayed dark for 36 hours. Luckily we have a gas fireplace. It kept the house at a cool 50 degrees. Of course, nothing we couldn’t handle. Neighbors were helping neighbors dig out, making sure everyone had what they needed. What a wonderful show of neighborly kindness. We dug, we laughed, and commiserated about the situation. All in all, I worked 1 of the 4 workdays this week, and loved EVERY second.

Busy Busy Busy

It has been a busy month- Me and Hubs both have December Birthdays, have lots of friends and family to visit during the holidays, and still have to do our  ‘day’ jobs… Here is what we have been up to…

 

Thankful

Every year I get to spend Thanksgiving with my family, and more specifically  my Grandmother. She is my favorite person in the world. The older I get, the more I appreciate her.  This year was a different mix of family and friends. It was a change, but was wonderful.