There is a reason I live in the South. I don’t “do” snow or ice or any type of precipitation other than rain. And generally, living near Atlanta as we do, I can pretty much count on the weather folks to get it wrong whenever they predict snow or sleet or ice for our area. And not just the local TV meteorologists either; for heaven’s sake, Atlanta is home to the Weather Channel and even the “experts” ususally get it wrong! But not this time.
I think I jinxed myself when I left the shop Saturday afternoon because I didn’t take any work home with me, even though the weather forecast was for snow on Sunday. I pooh-poohed the forecast, and stuck with my plan to come into the shop on Sunday to get caught up on paperwork and work on a shop sample that I need by mid-month. Luckily, I was smart enough to take a couple of samples home with me that needed binding.
Now, if you know my husband very well, you know that he is a wanna-be weatherman (!) who keeps up a running commentary on the weather, especially if something out of the ordinary is forecast. I get the forecasts for the entire country on a daily basis and I don’t even have to watch TV or listen to the radio! All he talked about on Saturday was the snow being forecast for Sunday, and I just ignored his warnings (as I usually do!)
By the time I’d finished reading the Sunday paper yesterday morning, it was alternately raining, sleeting and snowing at our house. It didn’t take me long to cry “UNCLE” and nix my plans to go into the shop to work. Granted, we only got maybe two inches of snow, but in this neck of the woods that might as well be 10 inches! Like I said, I don’t do snow or ice, period. So I curled up in front of the fireplace and stitched the binding on the two quilt samples I’d brought home, took a nap, finished reading the Friday Night Knitting Club (great read, by the way!), and played with Photoshop and EQ6 a while (I’m on a sharp learning curve with both of these programs.) All in all, a great way to spend a snowbound Sunday (all of you who live with snow measured in feet can stop laughing now!)
Here are a few pictures I took from our front porch about mid-afternoon Sunday; it snowed steadily until about 10PM but it was too cold this morning to get out and take more pictures. Just try to picture this much snow times two…
Driving to work this morning was a little dicey in places, though the roads were mostly clear and dry. The worst part is that I’m starting off the week even farther behind than I ended last week because of the snow day that was forced upon me! Thanks a lot, Mother Nature!
I hope you had a quilty weekend, with or without snow!