Truths About Winter in the Pacific Northwest

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Truths About Winter in the Pacific Northwest   

1. The Weather is unpredictable.

Weather is not only unpredictable for the season but from day to day and, often, even hour to hour. It might be sunny and warm, sunny and cold, snowy, rainy, frozen, or any combination of those. This means I pull the winter clothes out…and put them away, over and over again all winter long.

It is so. much. fun.

Winter Pacific Northwest style.

2. There Probably Won’t Be Much Work

All of that wet, unpredictable weather means time off for Chuck. Neither of us particularly like this but we try to make the best of it. Last week, when we had just Apollo home, we took him to Pizza Hut to get his free pizza through Book It!

The Pizza Hut Book-It program gives kids free pizza!

And one of my lovely teenagers, upon hearing of our adventure, said, “Oh, I bet you just loved going out with just Apollo so you had your perfect little family” to which I replied, “Pretty much”.

Becuase if there is one thing I’ve learned from being the mom of teens it’s this, match them snark for snark.

Or something like that.

The Pizza Hut Book-It program gives kids free pizza!

Winter Pacific Northwest style.

3. I Will Contract Hermititis

{Which, if  I’ve I remember my Latin correctly, is inflammation of the hermits…or something like that. Whatever.}

Every winter I know I will have to force myself to leave the house. Force myself not to just hole up for four or five months until it is warm and sunny and light again.

The only thing I hate more than the cold is Cold with a side of Darkness. Don’t believe me? Pretend to be my friend and invite me out for coffee. Past four PM. Go ahead, I dare you.

Winter Pacific Northwest style.

Winter Pacific Northwest style.

Winter Pacific Northwest style.

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4. Winters are Nearly as Beautiful as Summers

I hate to admit it but it’s true. They don’t call Washington The Evergreen State for nothing. We generally have green grass all year around this winter we have had many mild days, warm enough for hikes and walks. Even if I have to force myself.

Winter Pacific Northwest style.

In fact, I was all geared up to visit the spot in these pictures today when I looked at the weather forecast. It is currently 25 degrees.

So, nope, that’s not happening. Looks like I’ll add a few logs to the fire and do some photo editing.

Cheers!

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