Friday, February 19, 2010

A Semi-Heartfelt Apology to Tennessee

It would seem that I have some strange ability to influence the weather. At least in regards to snow. 2008 we spent Christmas in Spokane, WA and I was desperate for snow. As soon as the tickets were purchased (6 months before), I started praying for snow. Seriously. We would be saying dinner prayers in August and I would throw in a "Please bless us with snow this Christmas". If you watched the news, you probably saw that those prayers were answered. See for yourself.


Anyway, it would seem as if I have wielded this power yet again. I haven't been praying for snow here in Tennessee, but I've been wishing. If you ever look at my "Currently" sidebar, you know just how much. Well, this winter, Chattanooga has had the most snow it's seen in 20 years. Granted, that still isn't much, but it's is enough to cause crazed panic. Again, I fear it is my fault. Three weeks ago it was Lydia's birthday and I thought playing in the snow would be the perfect backdrop. We woke up to snow. Last weekend I told Shane it just didn't feel like the winter olympics with out snow. By the time the Opening Ceremonies began, the ground was covered.

So, Tennessee, I'm sorry for any inconvenience I've caused. However, I must say...BUCK UP! My word people, it is snow not acid. Stop running to the grocery store and buying up all the bread and milk because forecasters predict a chance of an inch of snow. STOP CANCELING SCHOOL when it is only flurries!!!! I am so incredibly sick of paying for preschool and they cancel the entire county because there might be snow in the forecast. Stop calling me in a panic to pick up my daughter because it is starting to snow. I know I'm supposed to be practicing positive thinking, but Tennessee's total inability to handle the tiniest (and I mean tiniest) bit of snow is driving me crazy! Tennessee, I love you but seriously. Drive slower. Dress warmer. It really isn't that big a deal.

If you were wondering, no, Collin could not move at all after I had bundled him up. Couldn't put his arms down. It was straight out of "A Christmas Story".


4 comments:

dim-frog said...

I love it! I can't believe how funny some parts of the country are when it comes to snow...but I'm in Utah and having a foot of snow doesn't even cancel school.(which you know) :-) I've been thankful for very little snow this year. Love the post!

Jennifer said...

I totally agree with you ont he opeople freaking out about snow...down here in North Alabama, they cancel school when the weather guy says the "s" word!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ That cracks me up! I can't believe they were going to stores and stocking up! :)

kiley said...

SO missing the snow here in Spokane :(

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