December 19th, 2008
These are the ornaments we made for Aja’s tree. Aren’t they cute? They were very low-key to make. We gathered sticks from the yard, hot glued them and tied them with twine to make a star. The hearts and icicles are white, no-bake clay that we formed to shape and then painted/glittered. They look so nice on her tree, in her country/English/modern-style.
And these are the pickled green beans all prettied up for gift giving. I made cranberry shortbread to go with it.
We’re in a winter wonderland (or Arctic Blast 2008 as the news is calling it) here in Seattle. I’ve got four inches of snow at my house and the roads are really really icy. I didn’t go into work yesterday and it looks like I’ll be home today unless the sun is warmer than the news predicts. It’s really beautiful. The city has few to no snow plows and we have hills like San Francisco has hills, so the roads are literally shut down. My work is downtown, a little over a mile from my house, but most of the trip (that I usually walk there and bus back) is a 70 degree incline. Any and all buses that service our hill have been suspended. People were out last night on one of the main roads using any and everything to sled down it! While I do like snow days, I don’t like being stuck. But I can’t complain, we have heat and warm food. But we are supposed to go to Portland for Ryan’s birthday on Sunday, so hopefully things will be tamer by then.
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