With Christmas just six days away, this is what everyone in Northeast Tennessee woke up to this morning. And with temperatures staying around 30 for the next several days, we’ll probably still have snow on the ground for Christmas morning. It’s pretty, and a White Christmas is nice. However, a snowfall this close to the holidays certainly can change your plans.
At this point, the plow hasn’t been anywhere near my street – so until it gets here, I’m not going anywhere. And of course cleaning off the cars and shoveling out the driveway will have to happen before I do try to go anywhere. Where was I supposed to go today?
Well, it’s almost Christmas! And while I might have my shopping done, I have gifts to deliver! Today was supposed to be the day I went to WXBQ radio to drop off presents for my favorite deejay people … Steve Stroud, Richard Quillen, Reggie Neel, Marc Tragler, Marcus Brooks, Matthew James and Mike Lawrence, and of course – the WXBQ Rabbit (who really does prefer chocolate over carrots). There’s Marc Tragler with his gift, last Christmas – I’ll try to get this year’s upto you all soon, Tragler, I really will!
I was also supposed to go to our company Christmas party tonight, but they are going to reschedule that. And tomorrow morning, I have a feeling church will be canceled. I’m sure everyone knows about special music, special offerings, and all the extra things that go on at church for Christmas. And yes, for those of you who live where this doesn’t happen – here, churches do cancel their services when it snows.
I guess I need to point out that where I live, our average annual snowfall is 15 inches. That’s for the entire winter. So when we get anywhere above 6 inches of snow at one time – we just don’t have enough snow plows, salt and sand, and other means of removing the snow quickly so people can get out and take care of what they need to do. I did go to the grocery store on the way home form work yesterday – so I’m in good shape for food. With the amount of ice and snow on our utility wires, I’m surprised that we only lost power for four hours last night. I can remember our huge storm in 1993 when we lost power for four days! I don’t expect anything like that this time — that year, we had more than 3 feet of snow in one storm!
Since I can’t go out today, I’m going to get everything done for Christmas that isn’t done so far. I have gifts to wrap, and of course I have some housework that has to be done. It’s time for me to pop “Gold and Green” (Sugarland’s holiday CD), and Wynonna’s Christmas CD into the CD player (along with how many other CD’s do I own?) – and while I listen, I’ll get my housework done.
I hope you all enjoy your Saturday. If you’re young, go jump on a sled, or build a snowman. If you’re a little older, help the kids with a snow fort, or toss some snowballs at your neighbors. And, if you’re like me — stay inside where it’s warm, and catch up with your housework. (The gift bags on the right are the ones that I delivered to WXBQ last Christmas – I sure hope I can get out of here soon and get them delivered for Christmas 2009.)
I’ll talk to you all real soon!