Wishbones, do they work?

28 12 2008

Today, we attempt the journey again. A significantly shorter trip, but a trip! We can’t tell you what our wishes were though…

Day 14, it’s kind of getting ridiculous!

27 12 2008

Well, it’s not melting so much. It just keeps STUPID snowing! Last night we walked to a great little mediterranean restaurant called Olive You for dinner in the slushy slipperiness. It was actually fun, but it is so hard to believe how much snow is still on the ground in our neighborhood two weeks after our first snow. Thankfully, the major roads and highways are mostly clear.


still so much snow - day 14 of seattle's wacky winter


our cold yard - think the hydrangeas will survive?


me and the bearded man - he says he'll shave after the snow melts

My first major was meteorology

26 12 2008

Did you guys know that? At my brilliant age of 18, I so didn’t want to go to Texas A&M, I had other plans. So, when I got my acceptance letter, I just picked the first major I saw –meteorology– and went on my merry way with some of my other plans. Well, I ended up getting talked out of my other plans by my very persistent and persuasive parents and chose to go to A&M. Of course, I completely forgot my major was meteorology. It paid off in spades. When I went to register for my first semester of classes, we stood in line by major. If you know me or my mother, you know we are uh…obsessive…when it comes to being early and first in line. We’d heard stories of people getting terrible class schedules so we got there 3 hours early to stand in that long line. Turns out meteorology was not a popular major. There were like 4 people in line and I got my first pick of all classes. The perfect schedule. I should NEVER have an excuse to miss class. At all. Nope. Never.

Maybe I should have stuck with meteorology. I feel as if I’m the local weather man to you guys on my blog this week. Today, we’re above freezing and STAYING that way for another few days at least, with predections of rain. We expect some fairly significant urban flooding from the snow melt, but people are praying for that rain.

We’re Not Dreaming!

25 12 2008

It is a white Christmas. The snow is falling pretty hard this morning, it’s beautiful. I love how it makes everything a little bit quieter. Scott just made me an Americano and then we’ll head over to Cara & Clint’s for what sounds to be a delicious Christmas lunch! Love all of you guys, Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Eve!

24 12 2008

Today we got out to the store for the makings of a Christmas Eve Feast for the Lpod family. We woke up to some heavy (literally wet & heavy) snowfall of about 4-5 inches. The temperatures are really quite warm – 35° or 36°, allowing for some pretty serious melting, finally! It certainly won’t be melted all the way, we will in fact have a white Christmas!

Tonight’s menu will be:
     Prime Rib
     Mashed potatoes
     Broccolini with brown butter and pecans
     Roasted carrots
     Fresh bread

Dessert will be the Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread Cake. My personal winter favorite!

Happy Christmas Eve, I hope you are all safe and well!

a neighbor's igloo (photo courtesy of Scott's phone)

a neighbor's igloo (photo courtesy of Scott's phone)