Snowmageddon fell upon Seattle last week. I'm not sure what the official amount was, and I didn't really blog about it while it was happening because we were just kind of here, dealing with being a little cranky once the excitement wore off, and coping with a lot of togetherness. School was cancelled all week, Peter worked from home, and we were just. together. alot. Don't get me wrong, its really lovely to be snuggled in your house all together for a day or two while it snows. That's cozy and actually recharging in many ways when it happens. But five felt like a lot. Still, we stayed put, other than walking when we we needed to get out and move around. Most of Seattle roads just aren't driveable with the snow and ice combo we get. This sums it up nicely. It was very pretty though, Gracie and the kids acted as if magic were actually happening. And nice to slow down, now that we're speeding back up.
I did realize a few things that I want to remember-
- If your car hits ice and starts to slide uncontrollably, try to get it stopped by heading for a smallish ditch instead of the car in front of you. Because if you're in Seattle, three nice men will immediately get out of their cars and give you a push out of the ditch and get you on your way. Immediately. (Thank you three nice men.)
- I really do appreciate fresh vegetables and nearly teared up when I finally got out of the house to buy some.
- Regardless of what anyone in your house tells you, it IS a good thing to have a hoard of fabric and yarn (be it ever so slight, I swear). With a stash, you will never have idle hands, you can occupy yourself with pretty colors and cozy texture, even when you're stuck in the house for five days and nights.
- Extended cable and instant Netflix is a pretty thing.
- People with tonsils swallow really loudly. Just sayin....
I worked on granny circles in all sorts of gorgeously hot colors while it snowed outside.
Gracie hung out with her feather hot pink feather.
The snow melted almost as quickly as it came, and we're once again out and about and scattering ourselves around the city.
I might miss it a teensy bit.