Friday, January 20, 2012
This week we had a "significant weather event" up here in the Pacific Northwest. Definitely more significant than our typical rainy day snoozefest; we got SNOW! Like shut-the-city-down snow! That's my favorite kind!
In preparation for the storm, I bought a ridiculous amount of groceries - comprised mostly of carbs and cheese, naturally. I picked up fixins for pancakes and eggs for breakfast, and tuna melts for lunch. I cooked a stew in my Crockpot (thanks Steph!) that I just finished the last of today, and I also baked the biggest tray of nachos you've ever seen. Homemade nachos out of the oven really are the best. I took no pictures of any of this, so you'll have to take my word that it all looked great and tasted even better.
The storm started on Tuesday night and lasted through Thursday. In my neck of the woods, we got about five or six inches of snow over the two day event, which meant we were pretty much staying put. If you've been to Queen Anne on a dry day, you know these hills are no joke, steeper and more narrow than any other city I've been to. You don't want to try to be brave and drive down on packed, icy snow. So we stayed in pajamas and I worked from the couch, which I wasn't too upset about.
Makai is definitely past his frisky snow days (he prefers stable, warmer concrete), so while we did occasionally venture outside for a little snowy jaunt, our adventures would only last as long as his patience. I left my fancy camera inside, but I did manage to snap a few iPhone pics as we wandered around our winter wonderland.
And just like that, the snow has begun to melt and the rain has come back. Sigh. Till next year, Mother Nature.