Winter has officially hit us in Washington (thanks to air flow/weather from Alaska and Canada) and I am wasting no time whining about it!
It really wouldn't be that bad, if it were only the snow and ice that I had to contend with, but it is windy too...really windy!!! (Ahhhh...the joy's of living in the foothills!) For about three days now, we have had 30-40 mph sustained winds, with gust's of up to 60-70 mph. Unbelievably, our power has managed to not go out, but it is really only a matter of time.
Not to sound like a complete ninny, but it is also really cold for around here. The temps have been running in the teens, and that is before you factor the wind chill in. Right about now, a bunch of you are ready to yell at me and say "You call that cold??? I'll tell you about cold..." but before you do, just remember that I live in Western Washington, and we don't typically get snow. Normal cold weather here is about 40-45 degrees and rain. Trust me, I lived in Illinois until I was 12, so I know all about cold winters, but it doesn't mean that I have to like them!!! LOL!!!
The other sucky thing about the weather is that my hubby is gone. He works for a local county, so when it snows, he is out plowing and de-icing. This year, he was unfortunate enough to get the midnight to noon shift, so we see him for about one hour a day. The overtime is nice, but the long hours take a toll on everyone.
I hope that all of my fellow blogger's are hanging in there too, because it looks like this nasty weather is hitting a lot of us right now.
So, tell me about the weather in your neck of the woods right now. You know...to make me thankful that it is at least -5 degrees outside my house and not -40 degrees...lol!!!