In Seattle, we watch the weather forecast with a dubious eye. Because weather here is quite unpredictable, a media "Storm Watch" may or may not amount to much.
Yesterday we did have wind and rain as predicted. The mountain passes are clogged with snow and people traveling from one side of the state to the other had a tough time of it.
Today is Lucia Day, and traditionally we host our Lucia Day dinner here. The house is clean, the salmon is in the refrigerator, the hazelnut torte layers are done, and the table greens and candles are in place, just waiting for the addition of the fresh flowers. But the weather is playing games with us. We didn't get snow, but now we may get ice. With everything rain drenched, a deep freeze is predicted to set in beginning this afternoon and will stay around all week. We now have to guess in order to make decisions. Will it get icy this evening? Will Tuesday be better - colder but dryer with the roads cleared? That's what I'm betting on. The salmon and torte are going into the freezer.
Lucia Day dinner has been postponed until Tuesday. Is that the right choice? Who knows. But today we'll bake cookies instead.