Seattle Weather


Hi! First of all I want to say thank you to all who read my last post and offered insight as well as gave me some options to try for stuff I listed under “Cons”. New to the blog? Read A Microsoft Wife and For the Real Housewives to get to know me a little better :). I saw the The 4 Seasons of Seattle Weather by www.theoatmeal.com on Facebook a little while ago and I’ve shared it with friends for them to have an idea the weather and life here in Seattle. So I thought I’d share it with you :) hope you enjoy!

Hahahaha! We did have a spectacular Summer this year but this is basically how it is :P.

Here’s a plus… Married? Like memes? Read this post and tell me what you think! Until next time…

xx

Cabin Fever


This week the Northwest experienced a winter storm. For the 3 years that I’ve been here, I’ve experience the maximum of 1 week of snow for two years during the winter season. With that said, snow is something that hardly happens in this area and people are generally clueless as to how to deal with it. I personally don’t like the cold and even more so snow. I’m from the Tropics – I wasn’t made for this. Even though the snow can be very pretty, it’s not my thing.

I was to order groceries via Amazon Fresh but for some reason I kept putting it off and then when I finally did, they weren’t delivering Wednesday or Thursday because of the storm (snow) and my order was due for delivery Friday (I ordered Monday night) and then it got pushed from the pre-dawn slot to early morning then to Saturday morning so I cancelled it. We had ventured out Monday and my husband did ask if I wanted to go to the supermarket but I said no as I was ordering but that was the worst decision ever. I mean we had food but just not enough especially since we were home all the time. The first day of the heavy snow (Wednesday), my husband and I went to outside to embrace this white icy powder halting all activity and to get lunch. That in itself was lots of fun. We walked to a little strip mall and got Panera Bread and I got a new jacket as the zip for the hood on mine was broken and that jacket wasn’t thick enough to keep me warm in the cold. Here are some pics from Day 1 (Wednesday) and the last pic is some broccoli cheddar soup from Panera Bread.

Thursday I was definitely ready to get out of the house AND we were definitely in need of groceries. Seeing that my husband was working from home, I had to wait until his work day was done and then we went to the supermarket. We hadn’t driven the car since Monday and the roads had this thick layer of snow that had an icy top layer. We drove to the supermarket around the corner at 10mph just to be careful. Thankfully it took less than 20mins :). We did a huge shop and it was quite interesting thinking about getting everything inside when we had at least 3 to 4 inches of snow on our steps, and the hand rails had an inch that was hard and icy but broke off if you pressed tooo hard. I took it easy and somehow made it upstairs. Day 2 (Thursday – sorry for the pics, they were taken in the car and I wasn’t opening the window to get a better shot):

Yes, I still had that up but it’s down now, the last of my Christmas decorations :P

With a fully stocked fridge, I made soup today. MMmMmMmMmM soup! It had: lamb, beef, potato, sweet potato, carrots, squash, pumpkin, split peas, barley, onion, thyme, garlic and seasonings. I also did dumplings (not like steamed dumplings you get at a chinese restaurant), ‘Bajan’ dumplings that we add to soup, basically spiced flour balls (I hope I don’t get attacked for that description but it’s the simplest way to describe it). I make it with flour, baking powder, nutmeg, all spice and sugar. Then add water to make it a little pasty and drop it in balls in the pot of soup and let them cook. My tummy was very happy! Then we went to the mall later. The snow has started melting and I can hear chunks of it dropping on my roof and outside. I was to start back the gym this week and I had an appointment for the hairdresser, luckily I’ll get to the hairdresser tomorrow or Sunday but gym will definitely be next week. I have gotten a little chunky over the season lol. So long 2 pack! Right back to the mall… I bought purple jeans!! I’m so happy with them! I will definitely be rocking them this Spring :). I may just go back and get another pair in the light blue seeing I have teal already. Here are pics from today and I hope you enjoyed my ramble of a post :D.

xx

“Fall” On me


I know I’ve been absent for a while and I had to deal with some stuff so I had to put blogging on hold. Plus, I don’t want to adopt the attitude of writing just for the sake of it if I’m not feeling somewhat 100%. I’ve been at 65% this week and I was just waiting to get a little higher. The sun made an appearance today and that has helped somewhat as we have been truly been experiencing Fall with all it’s rain and chill glory. As I type, I’m in socks, jeans, a thermal tee and a nice thick robe over that to make sure I feel warm and cozy. I HATE to feel cold – I am from the Caribbean, enough said.

Even though I haven’t been able to workout this week, I had to get out of the house so I’d spent my time looking for a few fall/winter must-haves that I realized were necessary after I switched up my closet. I finally got a pair of casual wedge booties. That was a very hard task as my ankles are quite small and I HATE looking like I have the boniest ankles and they’re swimming in my boots – because other people do it and are fine with it doesn’t mean I have to as well. I was searching since the end of August.  I don’t like wearing my mid calf flats all the time and after all I’m still trying to build the average Fall/Winter must haves since I’m still relatively new to this whole thing.

I was also looking for a short coat as I only have one to my mid thigh and 3 pleather jackets (I ain’t foolin’ myself or anyone else and they don’t keep me that warm when it gets colder anyway). So I decided to just get something that I can wear when I don’t need all of the coverage my other coat gives me. And my petite-ish frame makes this another “fun” task as arms can be pretty long or I can’t find my size in the one coat I love. I’ve also been trying to stock up on a few more sweaters as I just wanted a few to fit into the little change my wardrobe has made fashion wise. I’ll probably buy them periodically throughout winter but for now I think I’m pretty satisfied with what I have. It probably sounds like I’ve been doing quite a bit of shopping and I won’t lie, I kinda have, but it’s rather frustrating when you have to spend so much time looking for things when you don’t fit the average size – it has been bittersweet.

Gym is next week  and would you believe I missed it? I really wanted to get in there but that isn’t the best idea right now. I think I’ll just dive into it again next week but hopefully over the weekend I’ll be able to just sneak in for a minute or two and feel refreshed.

In light of the passing of Steve Jobs and my reflective nature these last few days/weeks, I’ll like to end with this quote.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs