It Really Snowed!

I assumed we would get the usual light dusting, but the snow turned into a proper snowstorm. There was shoveling to be done!

We went on an early morning walk and here’s what we saw:

This friend knows how to protect the windshield wipers against the dreaded ice.

We found whole blocks with no footprints! Very exciting. We also mailed some letters and did a bit of shopping at Fred Meyer. I came home soaked in sweat. Walking through snow is a workout!

I enjoyed these carrot tops in the window of a Kenton restaurant.

First Winter Snow

A certain global pandemic has left me mostly unsurprised by things. So I can’t say that I was aghast when it started to snow in mid-February for the first time all winter. But it was a fun break from the routine.

Plus, since a lot of us are working from home, we already know how to work from home. Easy-peasy.

This little friend stopped by for a snack.

Last Day in the Office

I stopped by the XRAY office to meet with the person who is taking over for me. While my tenure has been brief (a little more than two months) the current pandemic circumstances mean this is only my fourth time in the office. And one of those times I wasn’t working this job, I came down to do a different job because I had no internet at my house.

So I never got to use this calendar. But it does have some fun things. Color coding. The list of things we did at the 11:11 check-in, which became the 10:10 check-in. The P.O. Box and physical addresses. It even has a little placard saying the whiteboard’s name, a vestige of a past fundraising drive.

My favorite part is the month, though. It’s been a very long Global Pandemic.

Microgreens for the Win!

I signed up for an email course, put on by Oregon State Extension Service, about growing microgreens. Just as I figured, the course was basically “get the supplies, plant them, wait, harvest, eat.” But it did motivate me to do all those things.

And microgreens are delicious, especially in February. They add a pop to whatever they are added to. I also think they would make great gifts, given that grocery stores charge five to seven dollars for them and they are easy to grow.