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Snowfall magic

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.
You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different,
and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?  
— J. B. Priestley

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 It snowed overnight. I almost missed it, lost in a world of text, images and technology.


I was tinkering on Facebook and Twitter and started seeing reports of snow accumulating in the Nashville area. I opened my front door and it almost took my breath away.


My husband and I grabbed shoes and coats and practically ran out to experience one of natures most beautiful events. It softly, silently fell around us, bathing our yard, house and truck in a soft blanket of white. It crunched under our feet as we walked through our front yard.


It didn’t last long, and its already resulting in traffic tie-ups around town. But it nonetheless made me feel like a little kid for awhile. I’m sure my eyes were glowing like a five-year-old’s on Christmas morning. I fuss about driving in winter weather, but if I am safe at home? It’s a beautiful, magical time that just makes me HAPPY.

No idea when we’ll see more… I know it won’t last and when I leave my house later today, it’ll all be long gone. That blanket of white, returning to dull greens and browns. However, I remember… and the joy and Christmas spirit it gave me remains.


Sleep, snow and superstition

I’ve been battling something of a case of insomnia the last two weeks. I’m not entirely sure what set it off, but I just can’t sleep most nights. I lay awake, tossing and turning, cursing the ceiling. My husband sleeping soundly beside me. It’s so frustrating! I just want to sleep normal hours! Hopefully, I’ll get past this again soon. Until then, I’ll be keeping watch through the night hours for everyone.

We finally had our first winter snow here in Nashville. Not much at my house:

But, its still pretty. Downtown was snowing pretty good when my husband and I went out last night. I’ve definitely lived here long enough that I’m not phased by it any more. A couple years ago, you wouldn’t get me out of the house if there was even a CHANCE of snow. Now? Eh. Now I watch the weather and gauge my freak-out need accordingly. This? This was not even a 1 on my freak-out scale.

It was nice to finally see some snow, though. Last year we had an exceptional amount of snow, and I don’t want THAT again. But, the snow is pretty and I was hoping I’d get to see some this winter. Now I have and it finally feels like winter to me. So that’s a yay.

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Oh I know, its superstitious as being a day of bad luck. I’ve not really ever noticed anything exceptional about past Friday the 13ths. So, I just say, “Hey, cool, its Friday. Let the weekend begin!”

I did learn something already today, though. “friggatriskaidekaphobia – A morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th.” (From Skeptic’s Dictionary) That’s a really big word and should mean, “Fear of getting that word in a spelling bee.” But maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, don’t let the date freak you out. Enjoy the day! Happy Snow Day to any teachers and students who may be reading, ready to enjoy a 4 day weekend. Go back to bed and make the most of it! Maybe you can sleep… here’s hoping I can, too!