Definitely cannot let this Wednesday slip by without making mention of the snow storm which swept through Western Washington. I was here in 2008, when the last 'big' snow storm hit and there was a definite difference this time. What was the difference?
First, people were encouraged to be prepared. Cities went on high alert. Houses were stocked up on needed supplies. Communication in regards to what to expect and what to do was prolific. The result was less people caught unprepared.
Second, people made wise choices. Once the storm hit, most people chose to remain indoors. "only go out if you absolutely have to" was the advice being given and the majority of the people chose to listen to that advice. The result of this meant fewer accidents on the road.
I found myself being far more productive this time, because I knew what to expect. My hubby and I have been wanting to turn our youngest daughter's old bedroom into a home office. What better time to do it than when we were stuck in the house with snow pounding down on us!
Wanted to record this memory- because I know I had a record of the 2008 snow storm- and I wanted to have one of this year's storm. No children around this time- this definitely made it feel different- there was no rushing out into the snow to build a snow man. No sitting around drinking hot chocolate. There was a lot of moving furniture around and reading the Bible and praying. There was also a lot of me asking silly questions, "So hon, this is it- you and me- what do you think?"
"What do you mean, what do I think?"
"Do you think you'll get tired of me now that the kids are gone?"
"I can't get enough of you....don't you know that by now?"
This was almost as good as when he told me, "I love you so much that I still want to go to the store with you when I'm angry at you"- the most romantic thing he could have ever said to me :) aaah...now you see why I love the guy???!!!