Sunday, December 20, 2015

Snow

So we finally got some snow last night. A very small amount, mind you. Living in Canada my whole life and having experienced decades worth of snowstorms that result in mountains of snow, this is really just a dusting of it. Regardless of how much, one thing that is always affected is the way people drive. They either forget how and become paralyzed or they forget that they should slow down and act like obnoxious fools.


You know what else is affected? The holiday mood. With this new fallen snow, it's truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And I've had this song stuck in my head since last night. What better person to sing it than Johnny Mathis.


Sadly, the forecast is predicting mild days ahead and this snow will undoubtedly melt. I'll have to enjoy it while it's here.

What's going on in your part of the world?

36 comments:

  1. We have snow so seldom here few know how to drive. There is a mad rush to the store to stock up on every thing when a storm is coming in.

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    1. If you're not used to it, it's difficult to deal with.

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  2. We had snow too!! About 1-2 inches; caught us by surprise. Hubby was getting ready to go to church to help with music; he has to be there at 6:30 a.m. to set up. The worship leader always texts people a "wake up reminder" and mentioned snow, so we opened our drapes and sure enough SNOW! Now it is sunny and I would imagine most of it will melt shortly.

    I do remember the first snowstorms of the season when we lived in Montana. Everyone had to remember how to drive again in it and ice. Here when it snows, it is somewhat infrequent so people don't get that experience of driving in it day in and day out like Montana so there's always lots of accidents when it snows.

    Enjoy your day!

    betty

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    1. Ours melted within a few hours, so no more snow for us! And if you're not used to having it around annually, car accidents are bound to happen.

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  3. We've got about 6 inches of snow here in Edmonton and the weather is finally getting colder (close to -20 at night) but it's still pretty mild for December, all things considered. I still haven't even plugged my car in once yet.

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    1. I don't mind mild weather one bit, Debra! But I would like a little snow for Christmas. And after that, I'd like it to go away.

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  4. I doubt we'll get any snow by the New Year

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    1. You're much further south, so I imagine your winters are very different from ours.

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  5. Your cartoon explains the drivers here in Portland when it rains. As much precip as we get here in the winter months, you'd think they'd have it figured out - but no!

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  6. Seriously. I always feel bad for those who move to our state because we have bad black ice with our snow that makes thing trickier but then I also apologize for how many Washingtonians (at least on the west side) don't know how to drive in snow at all since we hardly get it. I am only marginally educated in that regard. Thank goodness for the hubs. ALSO, love Johnny Mathis. :)

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    1. Black ice is the worst! It's extremely dangerous no matter how experienced a driver you are.

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  7. LOL, I thought that sort of craziness was limited to Nashville. It snows here and the entire town loses its MIND! They crowd the grocery stores, buying up enough groceries to last for months (even though our snow almost always melts in about three days) and the entire town shuts down. The only people out on the road are idiots in those big pickup trucks that think they're immune to ice. They usually end up in a ditch!

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    1. I can't help but laugh thinking about those trucks in a ditch! Mother Nature-1, Big-ass trucks-0 :)

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  8. I cant believe the lack of snow for us either not even a dusting here for us . The temps Christmas day are to be 12c and sunny , at this rate we will have to start using palm trees for Christmas trees lol ! Just goes to show how much climate is changing here . Like I say born Canadians know how to drive in snow lol Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. It's very similar here. That dusting of snow is now POOF gone!

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  9. 5 less degrees and we might have had snow! 37 degrees this morning and raining buckets.

    Johnny Mathis is one of my favorite Christmas memories. My mom played his albums endlessly.

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    1. He's got such an amazing voice. I enjoy listening to him singing Christmas carols.

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  10. We also got a light dusting in Toronto last night, gone today and warmer temps ahead for this week. Good for driving however!

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    1. Yes, excellent for driving! It's a good thing for people traveling this week to visit family.

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  11. Awww, you're so lucky you got any snow at all :) It doesn't feel like Christmas here because it's way too warm for December. I do hope we will get some snow eventually ;) And I hope yours will last through the holidays! :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas week, Martha :)
    Lots of hugs to you,
    Beate

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    1. So nice to see you here, Beate! It's unusually warm here, as well. No more snow. It all melted within a few short hours.

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  12. Hi Martha! It's the same here in Minnesota... It amazes me that these people can't remember how to drive in this stuff! We've had only a few inches and the lakes just froze over! It takes weeks or longer for the ice to be thick enough to walk, not to mention drive a vehicle on, but every year, people go out on the thin ice and you know the rest....!!

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  13. We will definitely have a white christmas as there's no mild weather in the forecast.

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    1. That is really nice. Ours looks like it's going to be green this year!

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  14. Living in Florida I no longer deal with snow thankfully. However, a snow on Christmas Eve that lasts 2 days is ideal for Christmas. That much I do miss.

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    1. A couple of days worth of snow is all I need, too :) Then I'd like spring to return! :)

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  15. That's true, people don't drive sensibly when it's raining or snowing. Then again, they don't drive sensibly in any weather.

    Thanks for your kind words. xo

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    1. Hahaha...yes, you are right. There will always be crazy drivers no matter the weather.

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  16. Ah yes, winter driving! Says it all!

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    1. It's that time of year, Francie. Well, maybe not quite yet since there's no snow in sight for some of us!

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  17. As of this writing, we have spring mud. Or, as we just call it, spring.

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    1. Same here. We had a short period of snow and then a lot of rain. Now, mud :)

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