Living in the South has taught me many things, such as:
- Sweet Tea is good.
- Frizzy hair is just something we come to expect on humid days.
- When cold weather comes, milk and bread will be hard to find, and no one is quite sure what to do with things like snow, ice, and sleet.
This weekend has brought us some very interesting weather. It all started Thursday and Friday, when my parents called to make sure I knew about the warnings for the weekend. Saturday night it was all the Weather Channel wanted to talk about, and Sunday morning there were definitely "concerned citizens."
I'm sure you're wondering why I chose to talk about the weather. Well, you see, I got to drive right in the middle of it!
Sunday morning, I got up with the plan of going to church and staying a few hours after lunch before heading back to the good ol' JC. As I got ready, I listened to the TV in the background. "And you can see the trail of the storm; we're going to be seeing a lot of sleet, snow, and messy weather over the next couple of days. We advise keeping travel to a minimum..." My mind turned over this information... I had a 3-hour drive back to school, and it was looking like traveling wouldn't be smart. After listening to the weather a bit more, talking to my parents and my roommate back at school, I decided to head on back. I stopped about 20 minutes down the road to get gas, and by the time I finished it was already sleeting! Needless to say, I had an interesting time driving back. The sleet turned into mostly rain, which froze onto my car. I even had to stop once to knock the ice off my windshield wipers to make them work again! As I got out of my car, I began to understand why my car was getting funny looks - the doors were frozen shut, and there was an interesting ice pattern all over my car!
I finally made it to school with fewer weather issues than I was expecting, only to learn that several of my friends had been praying for my safe travel. I found out later that where I was driving was the center of the storm path, and I was most likely just ahead of it. There is power in prayer, and it's great to know I have so many people that care so much about me!
I'm so excited about this semester! New classes, new opportunities, and a new year! Once again, my schedule is incredibly busy, but it will be worth it. I hope you'll continue to follow me as I blog about more events over the course of the semester!
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing" - Helen Keller
Until next time,