Where snow angels fear to tread

Hope everyone had a nice warm comfortable holiday! We did here. It was so nice to have Graham home for 10 days. He left for Seattle this morning, the passes were relatively clear today so he traveled back with Rachel and her sister and the sister’s now fiance. Oh and Ollie the dog. It’s snowed on and off every day from December 13th through December 26 here. So we just had to “let” Ruby and Rufus try making snow angels again. For some reason they don’t get the angel wing pattern in the snow, more like get me the heck out of this snow pattern. The max snow depth was about 19″. If we do get that much snow any given year, it’s usually not until February.

Before Graham left this morning we wet out to breakfast at our favorite biker cafe. Great breakfasts!! Usually though the breakfast hour is standing room only on a Sunday morning. For some reason today there were only a few other families there so we really took our time with our coffee and eggs.

Afterward we drove over to one of the eagle trees. This tree had three bald eagles when we visited the day before!

A warm front went through yesterday so this view of how pretty it once looked is now gone. At any given time the temperature would be 18 then 33 then 45 then back to 23 then somewhere in between. By this morning most of the snow is gone and some of the streets are dry. And we are back to our bleak brown landscape.

The fiber arts Santa was real good to me! He brought yarn for my fantasy sweater, Williamsro by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, a wolf trap for my Baby Wolf, a fringe twister and antique tool box for my shuttles and tons of other goodies including everything he could find that had the word Raspberry in the ingredients. INCLUDING a bottle of my favorite liqueur called Baja Luna. It has been unavailable in Washington or maybe even everywhere for quite a few years but Santa KH had one hidden away. Santa kitkatknit gave KH legs for his rigid heddle loom and an Acer Aspire Mini One. His loom and legs need to be finished and stained before he warps it up so he’s just waiting for a nice warm day.

Back to work for us tomorrow. Then I have Tuesday through Thursday off and work a bit on Friday. The next week in January is going to be a 40 hour shock!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Dec 29, 2008 @ 06:29:26

    Sounds like you had a fabulous holiday! And great post title. 🙂


  2. Turtle
    Dec 29, 2008 @ 13:09:04

    sounds like a great holiday vacation! Tell the fam to bundle up as they are forcasting snow for seattle again this coming weekend!


  3. SpinningLizzy
    Dec 29, 2008 @ 17:16:25

    Oh, you’re in Washington too! How wonderful to get all the new weaving equipment, including new ones for KH. Can’t wait to see what he makes with the Ashford RH. Everything just got melted away (20″ of snow since the 17th), so I really hope the previous forecast is wrong.


  4. Jeanne
    Dec 29, 2008 @ 19:23:58

    Sounds like you had a great holiday – beautiful pictures. Enjoy your time off, and happy new year!


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