Friday, January 22, 2016

Life in the South

If you live along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, you're in for some serious winter weather. More than 30 million people, including the entire populations of Washington D.C., Boston, and New York City, are bracing themselves for blizzard conditions, with the nation's capital expecting up to two-and-a-half feet of snow.

Here in Tennessee, we're experiencing the early stages of the massive winter storm "Jonas" that is headed for the East Coast. For us, the snow will taper off this evening, with 3-6 inches of accumulation forecasted.

This is normal winter weather in the Midwest (where Mr. Handsome and I are from), so we were puzzled to hear that every single one of my husband's dental patients had canceled their appointments for today and tomorrow.

Just another positive of Southern living...more snow days! Our relatives back in the Midwest are going to be jealous.

Here's something to make you laugh: 


*The top picture is one I took in my family's backyard several years ago, and the bottom snapshot shows what it looks like outside our front door this morning.

33 comments:

  1. Anonymous1/22/2016

    Wow, I heard about this storm, it is really a big one! I live out of the way of it to the north west. Stay warm there.

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  2. Anonymous1/22/2016

    UGH!! So Jealous :-) We hardly ever get snow!!! :-)

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  3. Anonymous1/22/2016

    4 inches is really minor... at least for us in the Canadian Rockies!

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  4. Anonymous1/22/2016

    Wow, 4 feet..! I live in the Netherlands and also heard about that storm. My husband and I were a bit jealous, even 4 inches snow is a lot here, it's hardly more than 2 inches and just once a year... Enjoy and stay safe! Sarah

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  5. Anonymous1/22/2016

    Ellie I hope you and Mr.Handsome enjoy the snow.LOL

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  6. Anonymous1/22/2016

    Here in Va we are expected to get 1-2 feet. It had been snowing sense noon off and on. But mostly on.

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    1. Anonymous1/24/2016

      We ended up capping off at about 30 inces in Va!!!

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  7. Anonymous1/22/2016

    I have family that are in Atlanta and we are from Michigan, the reason everything shuts down is southerners do not maintain plows and salt, so even though the snow is minimal there is nothing to clear it

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    1. Exactly! Schools close because the roads aren't safe for buses!

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  8. Anonymous1/22/2016

    iam just curious are you mennonite? i am . why do you only wear dresses? mennonites where pants enjoy GOD still. it doesnt state in our religion to be Christtian you have to wear dresses. appreciate an answer mary kiem hambden twp ohio mennonite loves GOD

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    1. Hi Mary,

      We're not Mennonite, although some of my husband's ancestors were. We are Bible-believing Christians who strive to follow God's leading in our lives.

      I'm blessed to have you as a reader.
      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous1/24/2016

      I don't know if you yourself wear pants or only skirts and dresses, but what is the Biblical foundation for wearing only skirts and dresses? I have heard people cite the verse before that says a woman should not wear a man's garment, but pants were not a man's garment when that was written! I am simply curious to hear why people have certain convictions. :)

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  9. Anonymous1/22/2016

    Cute post! Have fun playing in the snow!

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  10. Anonymous1/23/2016

    Ellie, welcome to Nashville :-) Sent

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  11. Anonymous1/23/2016

    Be careful everyone.

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  12. Lisa B.1/23/2016

    So glad I live in central Texas! It's sunny and 57 here. Though 57 is really cold to me. Can't wait for Spring and Summer!

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  13. I grew up in ND so I can understand you being puzzle, but people down here and I live west of you don't really know how to drive on this. In addition, the towns, counties etc don't have the equipment to deal with it. So be careful, stay home, and don't venture out because people drive like it isn't there if they can't see it.

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  14. Anonymous1/23/2016

    I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A few inches of snow is nothing for us.

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    1. Anonymous1/24/2016

      Hi Winnipeg, from Winnipeg. Now I am wondering about you my fellow Winnipeger!

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    2. Anonymous1/24/2016

      Yes that is true, so Ellie how would you like this northern lifestyle for the months of November thru March?

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    3. Northern winters definitely are a lot more intense. I was born in Alberta, Canada, and have been back to visit, so I feel your pain. :)

      Ellie

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  15. Anonymous1/23/2016

    I'm in New Jersey and we got 30 inches!!

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    1. Anonymous1/24/2016

      Same in Virginia!!!

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  16. Anonymous1/24/2016

    What brought you and Mr. Handsome to Tennessee?

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    1. Hi there,

      My husband plays bluegrass/gospel music as a hobby, and Nashville is a great city for that kind of thing. That's really the only reason why we moved here, but we're really enjoying it. One of his brothers also lives here, and another plans to move here after he graduates.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  17. Anonymous1/24/2016

    I'm curious about your rental home... how long do you plan on renting it and why did you choose to rent? Do you plan on moving somewhere else? :)

    Love your blog!

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    1. Hi there,

      I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying my blog! We are renting so we can save money to hopefully buy a house debt-free. We are also new to the area and are not yet ready to decide where we want to live long-term. So far, we are really enjoying Tennessee. :)

      Ellie

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  18. Anonymous1/24/2016

    Ellie I hope you went outide and made a snow angel.

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    1. We had a snowball fight and went on a couple winter walks. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous1/27/2016

      I hope you won the snowball fight.

      My second cousin just move down to Tennessee last year and her dog was so happy to see snow. She lived in Chicago before. I told her the snow followed her to Tennessee.

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  19. In southern mississippi, if we get enough snow to measure (read:any) every five years, it's very surprising. We do get cold, though. Occasionally ice. The cold down here is bone chilling cold, way colder than the Midwest cold which is dry. Here, the air must be saltier, so the cold is colder and the hot is hotter. It's the only thing I can figure out.

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    1. Anonymous2/05/2016

      Its the same in Virginia. Terrible humidity in the Summer and the same for winter.

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  20. I wish it would snow in Southern California. I live in LA and haven't seen snow in over two years.

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