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Winter Storm Watch issued December 06 at 10:14PM PST until December 09 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...WINTER STORM FOR MUCH OF THE REGION POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK... .A LONG RUNNING PERIOD OF LIGHT ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL ADD UP TO POSSIBLE HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER A 24 TO 36 HOUR PERIOD BEGINNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CASCADES AND BEGINNING THURSDAY EVENING OVER THE REST OF THE REGION. WHILE TAPERING OFF OVER MOST AREAS BY LATE FRIDAY...SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO

Overnight

Lo20° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi25° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo15° Mostly Cloudy then Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi24° Heavy Snow

Thursday Night

Lo22° Heavy Snow

Friday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo26° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi34° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Saturday Night

Lo24° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Sunday

Hi34° Chance Snow

Diamonds and Stones

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"Some days are diamonds," as John Denver sang, and some....some just aren't.

We all have our days that we'd just as soon have slept through, but couldn't. This was one. And so I looked forward to dinner and my dinner glass of wine.

I am not recommending alcohol in any form as a remedy for when "some days are stones," but there are times when a judicious sip of the nectar of the grape helps to relax the mind and lighten the mood. This was one of those times.

Oh dear, this is beginning to sound seriously serious. Simple explanation: I come from a long line of anxiety-prone ancestors - and yes, the gene has descended to me - which is why an upcoming, common medical procedure has me trembling like a bowl of jello in an earthquake, and for no good reason. So...a prescribed pill? or a few ounces of very good wine. Not a difficult decision to make.

An occasion such as this calls for something special. In the cellar we had a bottle of what to us is a very special and delicious wine: Sentinel 2006 from Milbrandt: 91 points, Wine Advocate. ("An exquisite red blend with composition coming from vines planted in the ancient Caliche soils above the glacial floodline at our Northridge vineyard. Limited edition. Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Petite Sirah." I couldn't have said it better myself.)

As dinner was Basque lamb stew, the blend of the Sentinel came to mind at once. What a match...enough to banish any blue devils.

Funny, how stones can turn into diamonds.