Sunday, December 21, 2008


Good Sunday morning, We did get more snow yesterday afternoon & evening. But my area did not get the strong winds that were predicted. However, there were some parts of western Washington that saw winds of 70 even 100 miles per hour plus snow, Saturday evening.

Many churches have cancelled their regular services and Christmas programs this weekend. The State Patrol has asked that everyone stay home and off the streets & highways unless it's absolutely necessary to be out & about. Interstate 5 that runs north & south thru our area is compact snow & ice~very treacherous !

We usually get some snow here each winter but maybe just a dusting for a day or two & then it's gone. For it to drag out like this, complete with the below freezing temperatures is unusual. And it's especially difficult because of the hills everywhere. You can hardly go anywhere with out going up and/or down a hill. Some of course are steeper than others and all of those streets remain closed. The mayor of Seattle was on TV last night and said that even garbage service was being suspended in some neighborhoods because it was too difficult for the trucks to navigate the hills.

I'm so glad I have everything I need, for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. I do need to do some shopping for my Christmas dinner on the 27th, however.

Yesterday, I posted a video of Amy Grant singing a Christmas song. I plan to do this each day thru Christmas Day. I hope you will all take a few minutes, go to that entry and enjoy the first musical video. I'll post another one this afternoon. Until next time, Linda


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you are snug as a bug and do not need to venture out in the elements :o)

Beth said...

It sounds like you're having a snow hurricane out there! Good grief! Glad you can stay inside and just hunker down.

Hugs, Beth

garnett109 said...

I'm glad it don't rain

Lisa said...

Glad you are all ready for the holidays and don't have to be venturing out in the bad weather. It sounds like you & Gabi are snuggy lil' bugs!!

Julie said...

I am glad you don't have to be out and about in this weather. I can't believe how large spread this storm has been. Our snow has stopped for now but we are in the - degree digits and it doesn't look like its leaving soon. I remember one year we were below zero for over a month. I hope not this year. Its the bone chilling cold that gets to year.

Jimmy's Journal said...

Brrr...I love Washington but not in the winter. Stay warm.


a corgi said...

I'm looking forward to your Christmas songs Linda!!

wow, what weather you are having!!! I can't imagine!! that is hard for the churches to have to cancel services and programs! you are right; so much hard work goes into them

glad that you are snug like a bug and pretty much have what you need until next Saturday; one can only hope the storn doesn't linger that long

stay safe