So it’s still too cold here in Raleigh, N.C. Not only is it still too cold, the weather experts are now calling for snow here on Christmas Day!! We haven’t seen snowfall on Christmas Day, they say, since 1947, but this could be our lucky year. And not only are they calling for snow Christmas Day, Christmas night, and December 26th, Accuweather.com is even predicting that it will be a “two-loafer” storm.
Never heard of a two-loafer storm?? Well, here in the South, when any amount of snowflakes are predicted, we stampede the grocery stores to buy loaves of bread and milk. Why? We just do. Well, I actually didn’t mean “we;” I meant people around here do. (We in the Callahan household are more likely to make a run for beer, chips, and movies.) Now, you can’t actually blame us Southerners for trying to prepare by stocking our pantries, because when it does snow we’re pretty much trapped at home. Our community doesn’t need to invest in lots of snow-removal equipment that would just become rusty from disuse year after year–normally. Our citizens don’t need to invest in snow tires or chains that would rarely be used. So we rush to the store, stock up on bread and milk, and stay home in wet, wintry weather. We enjoy the slower pace, family time, and have all the makings for French toast.
The way this winter is going, I may soon be saying “Life just like in Canada,” or something along those lines. Hope not.
That’s Life in Raleigh.(I think)