Hi, I’m Sarah. She/her
Forestry graduate working in ecological restoration. Mom to two amazing young women and a dog. Wild plant nerd and biology geek. Fountain of useless information. Expert overthinker.
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My new year’s resolution is to eat through my cupboard full of jams and jellies and preserves my friends have gifted me. I just finished a blueberry jam, and this morning opened up a jar of Oregon grape jam from mastodon’s very own @mcmoots 👋🏼 It has a deep, earthy tang, like blueberry jam’s funkier cousin.
This resolution is utter torture. I highly recommend it.
I thought I finally had a gorgeous weekend to catch up on work, but nooooo… Stupid tsunami warning.
The worst part is that I wouldn’t feel so compelled to work if I actually was making enough money.
As it is, I’m checking wave height and timing, advisories for what to avoid, and it all looks like a “go” to me, but okay, if people were worried about me, fine. If I had money I’d not think twice about skipping today.
Now I’m at home, moping.
Recently I’ve been enjoying playing the NYT sudoku puzzles. The last time I played sudoku with intent was back in the print days of the early 1990’s, so playing it on my app is really nice (and tidy). Adding this back into my weekend routine has been one of the nicest, luxurious ways to use my time for ignoring the demands of the day. 📰☕️
Here’s a drone photo shared by a local operator showing the same location my video* was taken, in context with the surrounding area. The point on the bridge that was standing is on the farthest right, near the tree line. You can see how my video, in comparison with this photo, completely fails in showing the vastness of this flood.
*see recent post
[Photo credit: Jayme White Donnelly]
The Chehalis River, yesterday, below the bridge near my house. The bridge rocked, almost imperceptibly. That, with the churning waters, made standing there a little vertiginous.
The crest of the flood doesn’t reach us until today— two days after a storm. So, I stood, not a drop of rain falling on me, and only a touch of wind on my face, and watched the water rise. Surreal.
This view looks up the main channel, with inundated floodplains stretching a half mile past the left of the scene.
Anyway, what started all this tooting was the realization that the garbage/recycle pickup that was cancelled last week due to ice and snow, will very likely be cancelled this week because of flooding. Sigh.
Three inches* of rain today, on top of the rain-on-snow flooding from earlier this week. Ugh.
Stocking up on a handful on things at the store today in case we’re stuck. I’m not as worried about the roads between me and Aberdeen, but Aberdeen itself. Monday was already a shitshow of detours around low-lying neighborhoods. (I fully expect us to be cut off from getting to Olympia.
We’ll see if this is as major a flooding event as ‘07 and ‘09. Stay tuned for more catastrophes!
(Comet has a #Godzilla marathon today.)
Me: Good thing you’ve already seen them all a hundred times.
Him: Here comes Godzilla’s first onscreen appearance! He’s going to peek over those hills! 🤩
Him: They used a puppet head for this scene.
Him: Look at those ears! 😍
overthinking as performance art
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