We are experiencing freakishly unusual weather here in my part of the Pacific Northwest. (I know, it's been freakishly unusual pretty much everywhere this winter.) We are in the middle of a very large snowstorm, and it has been delicious so far, I must say.
The last big snowstorm here was five winters ago. I remember that because my first little grand babe was due and we were all a flutter trying to find a way that they could get to the hospital with the roads being so bad.
Now, here we are, doing it all again, and with grand babe number seven due to arrive here in about a week and a half.
(Eeeek! I can hardly wait to meet him, and hold him, and give him some Gramma Cupcake lovin'.)
As long as I mentioned grands...here is another shot of number 6 out enjoying his first ever snow....
Where was I now?
Oh yes, snow.
Anyway, it's been snowing since Thursday afternoon.
They closed my office at noon Thursday so we could all get home safely. (What you need to know here is that because snow storms are not common place here, we do not have large quantities of all of the snow removal big rigs, snow shovels, nor salt for the roads and all that goes with this sort of weather here..... and people here do not know how to drive and navigate the roads.)
I stopped at the grocery for soup (the ultimate snow meal) and scampered home to build a fire.
Friday, my office, along with 90% of the businesses here, was closed, and we all worked from home.
(For the record, while it sounded awesome to me, to be working in my PJ's, gazing out the window at the sheet of white on the lawn, it turns out that I am not as effective working from home.
For starters, some of the stuff I needed to work was unreachable from my home computer, and I am so used to working in a room with other people, that I finally ahd to call a team mate to chat for a ten minute break.
What can I say? I'm a people person.
Now Saturday has arrived, with still more snow expected. (We have a foot in our yard now.) and I am in hot cocoa heaven, let me tell you.
Stay warm and safe this weekend, everybody, and enjoy the winter wonderland going on outside your windows, whatever it may look like.