Greetings from Sunny Carolina

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.



  • If you’re really feeling jealous, hop on a plane and come dig out our car for the 50th time this month.
    Truly, you are more than welcome. 🙂

  • Oh, I thought of something else you can do while you’re here…. you can supervise my 3rd graders at indoor recess for about the 50th day in a row. Staying indoors all day because of ice and snow leads to some serious cabin feber, and some slightly unattractive behaviors. For kids and adults.


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