Thursday, December 25, 2008

And More Snow!

Merry Christmas! We had a very nice dinner at our son and daughter in law's home with her sister and some friends. We ordered a Virginia ham, which soon earned the name "The Pig Who Ate Christmas." The ham was so large we weren't sure what pan it could be cooked in, you see the ham was cured and needed to be soaked over night and then cooked for a very long time.

This is a picture after the ham was done cooking, just need to trim the skin and fat off and eat it. I must say it was wonderful and everyone enjoyed eating it.

We have had a very white Christmas, actually I think there is too much snow. It snowed about 24" in 24 hours and continues to snow in Eastern Washington. We will head back to the Westside tomorrow, there isn't suppose to be any new snow, we will see!

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas, maybe without all the snow we have had, and enjoyed being with family and friends.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Today we woke up to snow, we don't usually get much snow, but there is about 5 inches at 10:00 AM. Most areas of the country would think 5" is nothing, but there are so many hills around here that is it really hard to get around.

All the schools and many businesses in the area are closed due to snow, yesterday some schools were closed in anticipation of snow. Didn't even get mail today :(.

This is when I am really glad to be retired and I don't to take the bus to work. The buses don't run very good with all the hills around here and it is cold waiting and not knowing if or when the bus will come to pick up the people.

I have enjoyed watching the snow news and staying just home today.

Finished wrapping Christmas gifts and took pictures, now I can go knit . . . .

I do have to say the snow is pretty, looking from the inside out. Makes me want to watch "White Christmas."