Just wanted to let you know that we're surviving the snow, sleet, hail, rain, floods, landslides, and avalanches! I thought it just drizzled in Seattle! What gives? Over 85 highways are closed and Seattle is an island blocked off from Portland or Vancouver or anywhere by road closures. Crrrazy!
Other than that, we enjoyed a great New Year's with my parents. I toured them around Queen Anne, Pike Place, REI, and Snoqualmie Falls...sometimes dragging Ammah by the hand as her walk would nearly come to a standstill as she stared at the surroundings. We tried to make it to Kerry Park in the car on New Year's Eve, but the traffic jam and people jam was such that we took turns walking outside to see the Space Needle light up in fireworks in the rain--maybe not the most momentous New Year's but CERTAINLY a memorable one!
Roy loved having so much company, and the day everyone went home he moped around all day...obviously depressed. Oh, but today it's officially been FOUR WEEKS since his accident and he's running around with almost no limp! God is good! I finished another round of cards sent out by Delta, and as this one took longer than the first I came up with a little poem to express the process:
There once was a girl with a large task to do
Of stuffing and sealing and labeling too
She looked at the bin full of cards to send out
And giving a sigh she tried not to pout
She stuffed and she sealed and stamped those darn cards
And her stack of completed ones grew rather large
But to her dismay her bin would not empty
For more cards came, they sure came a'plenty
Still stuffing and sealing and labeling them
She cried, "Will I ever ever ever reach the end?"
Her fingers grew sore from the sticky postage
And the papercuts added to this adage
As soon as she'd reach the bottom of the stack
She would grin as she piled them and turned her back
But lo! The bin would be full again
Oh what could she do? She was going insane!
But then she got helpers, yes her boss had come in
To stick those big labels and help fill the bin
Together they finished all twenty-six hundred
And that is the end, and I'm ready for bed!
Well, that's all the news I can send at the moment--I'll send pictures of the beautiful falls when I'm home. Happy New Year everyone!