So it’s still too cold here in Raleigh, N.C. Â Not only is it still too cold, the weather experts are now calling for snow here on Christmas Day!! Â We haven’t seen snowfall on Christmas Day, they say, since 1947, but this could be our lucky year. Â And not only are they calling for snow Christmas Day, Christmas night, and December 26th, Â Accuweather.com is even predicting that it will be a “two-loafer” storm.
Never heard of a two-loafer storm?? Â Well, here in the South, when any amount of snowflakes are predicted, we stampede the grocery stores to buy loaves of bread and milk. Â Why? Â We just do. Â Well, I actually didn’t mean “we;” I meant people around here do. Â (We in the Callahan household are more likely to make a run for beer, chips, and movies.) Â 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. Â Our community doesn’t need to invest in lots of snow-removal equipment that would just become rusty from disuse year after year–normally. Â Our citizens don’t need to invest in snow tires or chains that would rarely be used. Â So we rush to the store, stock up on bread and milk, and stay home in wet, wintry weather. Â 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. Â Hope not.
That’s Life in Raleigh.(I think)