Woke-up this morning to gorgeous snow swirling around and covering the evergreen trees in my backyard. I raised the blinds on our big window in the living room and have been watching it all morning. It’ll slow down for awhile and then pick back up with huge flakes that are just beautiful. We actually have several inches on the ground, and I love it!
I’m learning that apparently Seattlites have the same reaction to a little snow that Memphians do—they freak-out. I watched a little bit of the news last night (for the first time in months, I might add) and it was really funny. We didn’t get any snow until last night, but I guess many parts of the areas around us got it much of yesterday. The newscasters were doing everything they could to make this into a huge story, naming it something like HUGE DISASTER OF A BLIZZARD 2008!!!! It wasn’t snowing in Seattle yesterday but that didn’t stop them from showing clips of people walking outside where literally the commentary was, “And not only is it cold today (around 30 degrees–big deal), but it’s also windy!!!! These city-dwellers attempt to brave the elements to make it into work today.” Meanwhile they show a few people wearing unbuttoned coats, not even looking very cold, walking with their hair slightly blowing in the wind. Oooooh…. windy. Apparently this is some of the coldest weather the Seattle area has had for quite some time which I just find funny. I know it’s a temperate area and all that, but it just strikes me as odd that we moved out of the South and up near freakin’ CANADA!!!! and people up here still don’t know what to do with a couple of inches of random snow. Well, folks, we’re surviving.