Jan 102011

We woke up this morning to 6 inches of snow.  For many people, that’s not a big deal.  For folks in Atlanta GA, it’s a big deal.  We don’t often see that much snow, and when we do, it causes a major disruption in lifestyle. 

Sam and Annie enjoying the snow

In Georgia, we’re really not prepared for snow.  Our fleet of “snow plows” consists of a few sad dump trucks with a blade stuck on the front.   Thus, the roads quickly become an icy mess.  Six inches of snow means just about everyone stays home because it’s just too dangerous and / or difficult to drive.   They talk about it on the news for hours on end.  They even cancel schools at the prediction of snow.  All because it’s way out of the Southern “comfort zone” and we are just not prepared for it.

You really can’t blame us for not being prepared.  Some things are just not worth the trouble.  Would it really make sense for Atlanta to buy a fleet of snow plows just so they could be used for a few days every decade?  I think not. 

So what is there to do on a snowy day in Atlanta?  We just go with the flow.  Write in a blog, sled down the hill, throw a few snow balls with Sam, make a snow angel, and be grateful for a peaceful, quiet, beautiful day at home.   On second thought, maybe we are ready to deal with the snow.  Perhaps I could use a few more snow days.  Or maybe, I just need a bunch more days of living the “snow day” way.

Praise the LORD from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths; Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl; Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.
     – Psalm 148:7-13  NKJV