A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Dec 14, 2008

Snow Day

It's about 25 degrees in Portland, Oregon, with about two inches of snow on the ground at our homestead. 

When we woke up early this morning there was only about a half inch on the ground.  Brianna and Andrew had a swim meet, so we headed out the door and watched the snow come down as the kids swam.  (More on the meet later, lots of pictures to post).

After the meet we came straight back home and have been pretty much inside all day, with the kids making short sorties outside every couple of hours to throw snowballs and get super cold hands which they can then place excruciatingly onto my cheeks.  Today we watched a movie, worked on a jigsaw puzzle, started our gingerbread house, and made a delicious salmon dinner.  Overall, a very agreeable winter day.

Portland has already cancelled school for tomorrow so Jen will be home with the kids.  Unfortunately, since I work for the electric company, I must go to work tomorrow come hell or high water.  Based on the wind I'm hearing outside I wouldn't be surprised if I got called in to work tonight.  Thank god for Trimet, they've got the buses chained and ready to go.

The only thing I'm worried about is the marathon on Sunday.  Olympia is supposed to be having the same weather as Portland that day, and right now they're calling for possible freezing rain and temperatures in the lower 30s, which would be awful and possibly a show-stopper for me.  As it is I wasn't able to get my 8 mile run in today, which definitely puts a cramp in my mood if not my training. 

Think warm thoughts and terribly wrong weathermen for our marathon day, we need all the help we can get.