It was 65 degrees and sunny here today, which made it a little surreal to hear all the reports of huge snow drifts, and closed roads, and people helping dig out driveways everywhere else.
Here is my favorite part of the snow coverage: the phrase “swath of the country.” I think I’ve heard the word swath more in the last two days than I have in my entire life. As in, “A huge swath of the country is expecting a major blizzard.” Or, “If you are in the large swath of the country that was in the path of the storm, you are probably digging your way out of your house right now.” Is that phrase ever used in any other context?
It’s kind of like “hunkered down,” which we also only use in the middle of big snow storms.
So, to all of you in that huge swath of the country who are hunkered down and waiting out the storm… go sledding for me, would you? I’m a little jealous.