December 22nd, 2008

snow, let it snow

Keep On, Keeping On

I've used my 'Let it Snow!' icon here -- because snow beats the HELL out of freezing rain! (smile)

Forget all those photos I shared before -- our snow is now probably twice as high. It's just unbelievable for Portland, Oregon. Seriously.

Marilyn mistressmarilyn actually ate a green veggie (!!!) with our dinner. And we've had a spicy Bloody Mary tonight, while playing one of our computer games. We just enjoyed one of my home-made nachos and are now sipping Chill beer (mixed with Clamoto). (Yes, we split a beer between us -- and yeah, we're cheap dates when it comes to booze...)

Marilyn dusted and vacuumed the living room while I cleaned in my bedroom and picked up around the house. That included cleaning out our coat closet. We have a huge bag of jackets, coats, hats, gloves and scarves to give to those who need them (some are brand new or close) -- but no way to get them anywhere at this point. We're totally snowbound -- and the Mayor Elect has asked everyone who doesn't need to go out to stay home. Hopefully when things are better, we can get these to a shelter that really needs them. Anyway, that's the plan!

I'm sure we'll (finally) get our tree up -- so I'll have photos to share soon (I hope!).

Oh! It was fun talking to Nicole about her iPod. She's getting the new Nano (in pink) for Christmas, and is so very excited about it! (Nicole is ten.) And we heard from Jessica pb_n_jam (who was checking up on us). All is well with her and Doug, thankfully.

I need to phone Mitch at some point... And Shari, too. (She's been going out on the bus constantly, bad weather or no. I worry that she'll get stranded somewhere. It's not safe for one person alone to do that right now -- especially when nobody knows you're out and about!)

Everyone I talk to is pretty sick of this weather now...

The office is closed tomorrow... well, MONDAY (no kidding) -- Marilyn sent out the word. And I'm guessing it will be closed on Tuesday, too. (It was already closed for the last three days of this week.)

I know it can get confusing when I post past midnight -- and refer to the day as if we're still in the day before. (To me this is Sunday night, in other words...)

Okay, let's try some humor, shall we???

humor: stockings hung
snow, let it snow

Snow and More Snow!

Just another of my quick entries to share photos!

We've been out to feed the birds and squirrels, change out the hummingbird feeder and move the ice block to put out more water.

And we took some more photos, not wanting to forget all this SNOW.

Time for photos!

December 22, 2008 - blue bird
Here's a large blue bird eating from the squirrel feeder.
We get tons of these -- and they often chase away the
smaller birds!

December 22, 2008 - woodpecker
Here's a woodpecker on the garage tree in the front
of the house. We get several varieties of woodpeckers
here year round. For whatever reason, they seem to
especially like this tree!

December 22, 2008 - bird in tree
Here's bird in the tree branches near our metal
art sculpture.

Table on deck covered with snow
Here's the table on the deck (again), covered with snow.

Back porch concealed by snow
Back porch? What back porch? (heh)
Our back porch is buried under snow drifts.

Snow on tree branches by garage -- Marilyn shows how low these are bending
Here are the branches of the tree by the garage!
They're bent low by heavy snow and ice. Marilyn is
standing by them so you can see just how low they are!

Snow on tree branches by garage

Snow on tree branches by garage
The branches are actually lying on the GROUND, they're
so low here!

Marilyn in the snow in front of our house
Here's Marilyn standing in the snow in front of
our house (on December 22, 2008).

Snow in Portland, Dec 22, 2008 :: our house - front yard
Our snowy house (front yard), December 22, 2008.

Snow in Portland, Dec 22, 2008 :: our street - front yard
Our snowy street (front yard), December 22, 2008.