Monday, December 15, 2008

A Snow Day Post

This post isn't at all food related. It's more for the relatives and another chance for me to talk about the weather (another one of my strange interests).

We got our Christmas tree on Saturday. Sonny picked out it out and it's the largest tree we've ever had. The trunk barely fits in the stand and the star at the top touches the ceiling. But it's a beaut and Sonny is very proud of it. Did I mention it only cost $15?!

We're pretty simple when it comes to tree trimmings. No blinking lights, tinsel or fuzzy garland. Many of the ornaments were made by me years ago, and you can tell when you inspect them closely. Luckily, pictures on the Internet are more forgiving.




This is what we woke up to on Sunday morning. It's not so much the snow that's remarkable. Portland gets one or two days of snow a year, although they say this is supposed to last all week. More interesting is the temperature. The highs these next couple of days will be just below freezing, and the lows will be in the teens (something like -10 C!!). That's cold for us. Who wants to go out in that? Luckily today is a snow day, which means a free a day off for kids and some other people.




Clearly a useless endeavor, but Sonny had fun nonetheless. I'll have to remember to get Hubby a snow shovel for Christmas. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.



Who wants to bet it's going to be another snow day tomorrow?

9 comments:

Mary said...

Darlene, your tree is beautiful. You've had more snow than we had in Eugene but it is cold. I've left an award for you on my blog. Pick it up if you wish.

Jason said...

Wasn't the snow fun? I had the best day watching Christmas movies and sipping champagne all day! I thought about doing a post yesterday but couldn't motivate myself to get off the couch and fire up the camera and computer to do a posting!

Darlene said...

Mary, thank you very much for the award. And we'll be getting more snow later this week!

Jason, The cold makes me pretty lazy too. We watched A Christmas Story and sipped a lot of coffee with Bailey's. :-)

Manggy said...

$15!? What a steal! Looks beeyoootiful!
I saw last year's accident footage over at Heather's. Quite freaky! I hope you and your family are safe and warm :)

Darlene said...

manggy, the first tree hubby and I ever got together was like $60 and it was barely half that size! I have no idea why the trees were so cheap, and I wasn't about to ask.

We're lucky because we don't have to drive in this kind of weather. Hubby and the kid can walk to work and school. And there's a grocery store just a few blocks from us.

Marvin said...

Portland only gets one or two days of snow? I would've guessed more. But you're still lucky to have gotten to frolic a bit in the snow. Have a merry christmas, darlene!

Darlene said...

Marvin, surprising, huh? It does rain a lot, but mostly in the Fall and Spring. We are supposed to get more snow tomorrow and possibly later in the week. We'll see.

Happy Holidays to you!

Paula said...

My kids have been enjoying the snow ... especially yesterday with that wet snow we got ... perfect for snowballs and snow men! Love the shot of the motorcycle across the street. Talk about a chilly ride! :-)

Paula said...

Meant to say ... love the tree!