Winter Wonderland

Snow, snow and more snow! That’s the story here in Seattle. We have had snow on the ground for a week now, and we got hit hard on Wednesday. Jeff and I ended up working from home Wednesday and Thursday. I ventured to work on Friday; the snow had stopped but the side roads were (and are!) pretty icy. This morning it was 0 degrees when we woke up. Now, I know all this doesn’t sound like a big deal to my Midwestern readers, but for around here this is a major storm. They’re not big believers in salt here and plows are in short supply, so we get a lot of icy roads with sand on top. Add to that the fact that a lot of locals don’t know how to drive in the snow, and I’d just rather stay at home. The next round hits us tonight with 4-8 inches of snow, 50-60mph winds (gusts up to 80!) and then a possible transition to freezing rain..this all adds up to a good chance of losing power. It could be a very interesting Christmas! We are hoping that Jeff’s parents are able to fly in as planned tomorrow and then that we are able to get them from the airport!

In pregnancy news, I’m now at 27 weeks and our son weighs about 2 pounds, about the size of a head of cauliflower. I’ll have the one hour glucose test on Monday. If you haven’t had this delightful experience, I gather it involves chugging a disgustingly sweet solution, then one hour later they draw your blood to screen for gestational diabetes. If you fail the one hour, you get to do the three hour, where they repeatedly draw blood. Many of you know that I don’t do well with even the thought of needles, so I’m really hoping to pass this one hour test!

Some pictures from this week:

The view from our front porch:

And from our yard:

On the front porch:

All this time at home has a bonus: I’m getting some knitting in! Pixel kept me company yesterday:

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