Thursday, January 7, 2010

The "S" word

Lately, everyone in Georgia is using the “S” word. I hear it when I turn on the television, at work, from my friends. Even my son said it this morning. If you are from around here, you know what I’m talking about – snow.

Yes, Georgia is expecting snow – one to two inches, which means we are preparing. Though there’s scarcely a cloud in the sky, schools are already cancelling for the day as are extracurricular activities. I stayed home from work. Bread and milk are flying off the shelves, and, fortunately, the winter coat I ordered online for my daughter just arrived.

Now we are waiting, and I hope it comes because I have a little boy who will be so disappointed if it doesn’t. Even his teachers were talking about it, he said.

I found him looking sadly out the window this morning when I woke up, “Well, no snow,” he said, in a weary voice.

“Give it time,” I said. “Maybe by noon.”

That brought on a whole new set of worries.

“How will I get home? You know the buses won’t run,” he said.

I assured him I would come get him, even if I had to trek to the school in snow boots (which I don’t own, by the way, but he doesn’t know that).

Satisfied, we bundled up and went out the door.

“It doesn’t feel quite as cold as it did yesterday,” I said.

“Well, that’s because it was 12 degrees yesterday; today, it is 18.”

Honestly, that’s cold enough to make me say the “S” word, and I'm afraid I don't mean snow.


My ADHD Me said...

Are you sure you sren't in virginis??

jessica handler said...

Thanks for blogrolling me! Stay warm!