What a weird weekend! After months and months of dry, hot weather, a big windstorm blew through Western Washington on Saturday afternoon, making it feel like fall came in overnight. Our power was out for nine and half hours, which is the longest we’ve been without power in the fourteen years we’ve lived here. I feel completely disoriented. One day it’s summer, the next we’re having a November-like storm that just keeps hanging around, although it’s just breezy and cloudy now and not dangerously windy.
Somehow, the area around my house survived the wind, although there are trees down all over the neighborhood. The only casualty in my yard was my new dahlia (pictured above).
Another weird thing about the weekend was that Michael, my 19-year-old, was in San Francisco visiting his friend Adam. This is very disorienting! To have my child roaming around San Francisco = totally weird! He texted me this picture (below) on Saturday, saying he and his friends road bikes over the bridge and were taking a ferry back. Then he stopped responding to our texts and we had no idea what he was doing or where he was. He finally texted yesterday to say he was walking on the beach and then this morning to say his flight has been delayed.
I looked at the weather in San Francisco and was happy to be here, even without power! It was 81 there on Saturday. I’ve had enough of that and hope our fall-like weather is here to stay.
Cee has four more questions for us for this week’s Share Your World challenge. I’ll do my best to answer them in a non-boring way, although I’m thinking I should not have gone half-decaf this morning. I guess Zombie Brain is what I get for being too lazy to wash the coffee grinder!
What made you feel good this week? Getting packages in the mail! I love ordering things online to have delivered but I don’t do it very often anymore because of the cash-only budgeting thing we do. Last week I splurged and got my Rainbow Donkey mug, which I shared on Friday, and a box of herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs.
For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering? I try to avoid both potlucks and parties! If forced to go to one, I like to make my pple Cider Baked Beans.
What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in. And what Country do you live? I don’t live in the country but I don’t live in a town or city either. My neighborhood is kind wedged in between the towns of Mill Creek, Bothell, Everett and Snohomish but isn’t in the city limits of any of them. It makes me feel like I don’t belong anywhere! I guess I most feel like Mill Creek is my hometown because it is the closest and it’s where my kids go to school. The thing I like best about it is the Mill Creek Town Center, which I will blog about later this week. I live in the USA.
Complete this sentence: My favorite place in the whole world….. is out in nature. Sorry to be so vague but I can’t pick one favorite! I love the ocean, the mountains, the farmland in the valley, and the forests. Anywhere far from the hustle and bustle of civilization is good!
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’m grateful we got our power back the same day it went out. Thank you, Snohomish County PUD! I saw on the news that some people in Bothell will be without power for most of the week. That would really suck. We don’t often have long power outages here so we’re very unprepared.
This week I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the cool rainy weather for some fall nesting. I feel like making soups and stews and some healthy muffins.