A rare treat in a southern state.
Today is a wonderful day already. The coffee is hot, a major project I had planned for today was done before morning chores, and it is SNOWING in Alabama.
I know that seeing snow may not seem like that big of a deal to some people. You see, I grew up in the Midwest. Snow was a normal part of life. I went sledding at “Hospital Hill.” I ice skated on a frozen lagoon…or an intentionally flooded football field. I wore horrible snow boots that went over my shoes and would lay on the floor as my kindergarten teacher tried to pull them off…eventually pulling my shoe off in the process.
Then I left home and found myself living in the South for most of my adult life. Gone were the days of a “white Christmas” nearly every year. That is until we moved to Alaska. This winter lady loved the snow and would even get a touch sad to see it go in May.
So now that roots are being planted in Alabama, another southern state…seeing things like this is a real pleasure.
The whole state is basically closes down. A state of emergency is declared. Why? Snow is rare.
Unlike this lady, who had her first “behind the wheel” lesson for Driver’s Ed. the day after a blizzard, people here have no idea how to drive in it. They just don’t have the experience. In addition to that, the state doesn’t have the plows or other equipment that a northern state would have to clear the roads. So we just hunker down and stay at home.
But don’t forget the bread and milk…I’m covered in the egg department.
The chickens are none to happy though. They stayed holed up inside their coops and refused to come out and experience their first real snow. It took several hours before they gave up and braved the “scary” stuff from the sky.
So this is a day to just sit back, snuggle in a blanket, sip a hot drink and relax. Just look out the window and enjoy this break while it lasts. Who knows when it will happen again.