Monday morning meanderings. Vol.65

December 30, 2008 at 1:02 am 2 comments

Shelton, Washington

After more than 2000 miles we drove into snowy, cold Mason County about 8pm.  It was amazing to see all of the snow piled up and people still not able to get out and move around very well if at all.  It is raining now but still quite cold.  A typical NW winter.  I noticed it was in the mid 60’s in Western Oklahoma today!

Item one.  Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and finally Washington.  Nine states in all, over the last week.  A 3 day stop in Colorado for Christmas and then a two day, 1500+ trip into Washington.  About Twin Falls, in a blizzard I was asking myself, “what was I thinking?”  We have done it several times before, but never this fast.  Not sure we will do this again in the winter. On January 7th I will drive to Idaho Falls to see Todd and Leslie for a few days and Linda will fly to Salt Lake City, where I will pick her up.  But until then it will be grandkids and kids!

Item two.  Enjoyed Christmas with my Dad, brother and his family.  It was fun but strange.  We didn’t exchange gifts and our immediate family wasn’t there so that was kind of strange.  Christmas is just a date on the calendar, right? So we had a Colorado Christmas and we are going to do a New Years Day Christmas with the family out here so we will have a two state, two day celebration.  Sage’s first Christmas and the boys all able to get into it, should be fun!

Item three.  Traci, Brandon and the three boys moved into their new house after several months in a small space graciously given to them by some good friends and they are thrilled!  Thrilled but tired.  They did most of it themselves and it was a hard move, given the weather but they are now really enjoying lots of space and the warmth of a wood stove.  It is a very nice house, perfect for their needs.  The boys are having a great time. Thank you Father!

Item four.  NC State, Missouri, Maryland, Rice, Oklahoma State, Air Force, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska, USC, Cincinnati, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Alabama, Buffalo, Texas, Tulsa, OKLAHOMA. What, you say are all those names?  My picks for the rest of the bowls which begin today.  I predict I will be wrong more than I am right.  So don’t use my picks to bet your food money.

Item five.  Spending most of the year in places with clear skies, I have been enjoying learning about stars and planets and looking for meteor showers and other kinds of fun things in the atmosphere.  They will even send you alerts so you won’t miss things as they occur.  Want to know what will be happening New Years Eve?  Find out HERE.

Have a great New Year Celebration and I will see you again in 2009!


Entry filed under: Culture, Friendship, Monday meanderings, Northwest, Thoughts, Travel.

Monday morning meanderings. Vol. 64 In Memory.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. amanda  |  December 30, 2008 at 7:11 am

    glad to hear you made it alright. how did you make it snow on your blog? I LOVE IT! course i love snow and wouldn’t mind some more around here….

  • 2. Maggie  |  December 30, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Praising God, that you are here safe and sound. Hope to hear from you soon. Enjoy your time with your family.

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