Friday, January 19, 2007


The movie was wonderful...however, I would like to think Queen Elizabeth wasn't as unfeeling and cold when Princess Di was killed as the movie shows...but not living in the U.K. ...I don't know. Maybe some of you in the U.K. can shed some light on that.  It was a little difficult to watch all the news reels interspersed in this movie...brought back the events of those horrible events August 1997.  I can  remember being glued to the TV that first weekend and just sobbing...everyone was so distraught.

My daily weather email from KOMO TV this afternoon was interesting.  It mentions rain in Norway...

"Dear Linda,
It's another rainy day around Seattle, but if you think it rains often here, you should see some other parts of the globe. I received an e-mail today from someone in Bergen, Norway who found our past Web article about the rain streak we had last January when Seattle had 27 days in a row of rain. Bergen is currently working on a 94-day streak of days with some sort of rain, but is looking for their first dry day in 3 months this Sunday.

Our tiny four-day rain streak might have to wait a little longer than Sunday to be broken...but not much longer.

Tonight will see continued scattered showers under cloudy skies, with lows dropping into the mid-upper 30s.

Saturday will start with areas of rain -- with the steadiest rain north of Seattle, and then scattered showers Seattle southward. All rain/showers will taper off as we get into the afternoon for a brief quasi-dry respite. Highs will reach the low 40s.

Another wave of light rain returns Saturday night and into Sunday as we get brushed by a system going into British Columbia, making for a day probably a lot like today, but maybe not quite as wet. Highs will stay in the low-mid 40s.

For Monday, it looks like a band of rain just stalls off the northern coast, but a few fringe showers might clip the northern Olympic Peninsula, but the rest of the area should remain dry.

Beyond Monday, the forecasting models go into disarray. (It's been a while since they've been all over the map, so we'll give them a pass this time.) It still looks generally dry for Tuesday and Wednesday -- perhaps even mostly sunny on Wednesday, but the amount of cloud cover is in question both days, so we'll go partly sunny on both days with temperatures climbing into the upper 40s.

It's even more difficult to pick out Thursday and Friday and into the weekend, where the models range from mostly sunny to rain at times. In fact, as an example, for Thursday, it either has a pretty good storm moving into Anchorage with strong winds and heavy rain...or the storm is 1,200 miles offshore and it's a somewhat sunny day up there.

We're going to pull the meteorological equivalent of a white flag and just call for scattered showers on both Thursday and Friday to hedge our bets. We'll see how that shakes out as the time draws closer.

But either way, we're pretty sure it's not going to start a 94-day rain streak :)

Have a great weekend!

Updated Friday 3:45 p.m. more...

KOMO 4 Weather Producer Scott Sistek"

Saturday morning, I'm meeting my friend Judy for a birthday breakfast.  Actually it's my birthday breakfast.  Since she's remarried we don't see each other very often, so getting together for each other's birthday is a special treat.  Her birthday is the middle of September, but I hope it's not that long until we have a time together again.

Until next time......Linda



jonibooks1991 said...

I guess maybe the movie was a little depressing, huh?  That was one of those very sad times we all lived through, seems like there's been alot in our lifetime.
I still want to see the movie.
Tell Judy Happy Birthday and have a nice breakfast.

jeadie05 said...

I think the Queen is a very private person ,so who really knows how she felt when Dianna died Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

I don't think anyone really knows how the Queen felt at that time, except the Queen herself.  I don't suppose she is as un-feeling as she is portrayed to be.  How can a mother and grandmother not have compassion for the feelings of her children and grandchildren and how could something that caused them deep pain not affect her as well.  We are still having wind, wind and more wind over here!  I am so sick of wind!  Hope there is an end to it soon!  Enjoy your birthday lunch!

jlocorriere05 said...

We'll never know the queens thoughts at that time but I do know it was because of public demand that she finally left Balmoral and came back to London. It seems a lot more than ten years ago now. I hope you have a good day with Judy. Keep warm! Jeannette xx  

robinngabster said...

Have a GREAT birthday breakfast!!!

rbrown6172 said...

i want to see the movie...but i'm sure it will make me sad, too.  i was also glued to the rvduring those awful just seemed so unbelievable!  have a wonderful, delicious birthday breakfast!!

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda, I really enjoyed the film as you did. I agree it did show the Queen in a sympathetic light. Of course we can never know her true thoughts but I`d like to think that as a mother and grandmother she felt deeply sad at the time of Diana`s death.

Sanbdra xxxx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda have a happy birthday breakfast with your friend ~ everyone was shocked when Dianna was killed I don't think we will ever know how the Queen felt at the time ~ I like to think she was saddened by it all ~ but I don't think we will ever know that either ~ Ally x

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a wonderful BD breakfast!!!!!
Dianna, I still think about her from time to time, wondering...
Hugs, Sugar

pharmolo said...

I'm sorry to have to say that it took a long time for the Queen to realise how much emotion was unleashed when Diana passed away. Hope you're having a good weekend.

queenb8261 said...

I'm so excited tp see The Queen!  Enjoy your birtdhay breakfast!

sonensmilinmon said...

I haven't heard anything about this movie.  Did you see it at the Lakewood Regal 15 on 84th?  I might have to check it out.