I have no doubt that school kids all over middle Tennessee are celebrating right now. It is snowing which means schools are closed. In fact since we have anywhere from half an inch to an inch on the ground with up to another half inch still to come I predict that the schools won’t be open again until Wednesday at the earliest, but Thursday might be more realistic.
For that matter I’m also relieved that I did my grocery shopping on Thursday as I’m sure that the grocery stores were experiencing their usual pre-snow frenzy yesterday and today. For those of you not familiar with this phenomenon, snow, and I mean even a few snowflakes, is cause for mass hysteria in the south. We’re all convinced we’re going to be cut off from life and the world as we know it when it snows. Thus we all rush to the grocery store and buy them out of food as we prepare for armageddon. Up to two inches of snow is a big deal here anytime, but this early in December it is especially overwhelming for us, I think we’re just not mentally geared up for snow yet.
In my corporate days when I still owned my company I always made sure I was at the office extra early any time it snowed, be it ten snowflakes or two inches or six inches. I knew I would be the only person that would show up at the office that day so I had to be prepared to function as everything from the receptionist to CEO.
These days of course I run a farm, so still no snow days for me. (insert pouty face with foot stomping here) Jason and I were out feeding the horses their dinner while it was snowing. I had on three layers of clothes plus my coat, a hat and gloves. Jason had on jeans, a shirt, a vest and his carhartt overalls (no coat, hat or gloves – he didn’t think it was that cold!!) The horses of course had their blankets on. I did get a few pictures while it was snowing but I haven’t had time to sort through them yet to see if any of them are worthwhile so they’ll have to wait until the next blog. Until then you can enjoy the pre-snow pictures from Friday and Saturday.
Lucky, Teddy and Lightening with their noses in the hay
Darby and Ogie were being playful
Norman and Lexi
Leo, Tony, Chance and Elfin
Apollo, Ivan and Homer (Levendi in the background)