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Snow Back Home Gets Me Every Time

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I’m not the biggest hero when it comes to snow. I’m not the biggest baby either though. I actually ENJOY shoveling it (great workout, for the win!) And I love a snowy photo walk around the neighborhood.

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So, this week, the unthinkable happened. It snowed in Alabama—where I spent nine of my most formative years. (Yes, believe it or not, I once had a southern accent. There’s video to prove it.) In the nine years I lived there, we only ever got a dusting of snow. Never enough to cancel school, as they did this week. Never enough to shut down roads, as they did this week. Never enough to make it worth it.

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If we’re Facebook friends, you know I proclaimed to all my southern buddies last night that they would make it through this wintry weather. But I just want to affirm to them, my gals and guys and y’alls… You WILL make it. Soon, it will be spring. Maybe even next week. Yes, really.

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Until then, be safe. Bundle up. Light your oft-neglected fireplaces. And when you wish it were still “sweater weather” in four weeks. You know where to find me. And yes, we have a couch.

**note, the pictures AREN’T from Sweet Home Alabama. They’re just a taste of what my southern folks are missing out on.**

**UPDATE** YES. I do know it was bad. And I’m not making light of it. I KNOW the South isn’t prepared to handle the snow and ice they received. I KNOW because I lived there. And I know people were stranded and it’s not fun. It’s happened up north too. Here’s hoping officials everywhere will learn lessons from this, regardless of what their normal weather patterns are.

Snow Days Get Me Every Time

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So, faithful followers. It snowed. A lot. And then it snowed more. And the plows kept coming through. But my neighborhood still looked like this when I stepped outside as the last flurries fell on Saturday. Quaint, isn’t it? I could tell you all the scientific details about how much snow fell and wind speeds and all that, but, I’m not. Instead, just take a glimpse at my cute little neighborhood. All the snow. And David trying to figure out if/when we should dig the car out.snow snow3 snow4 snow7 snow6 snow8 snow9 snow10 snow11

*note, we have not dug the car out yet. don’t hate.