Snow in the south usually results in just about everything being shut down, all activities are canceled or postponed; the inch+ of snow (plus a healthy layer of sleet on top) that arrived on Tuesday did all of that here! I know my friends and family to the north are shaking their heads; that's okay, as a result of having nowhere to go I have done a LOT... my "to do" list is punctuated with nothing but check marks! You know how you pile up the supplies for certain projects and think to yourself "sometime... when I have nothing else to do and nowhere else to be... suddenly it dawned on me, today is that day, I can work on all of those things! I sewed pillowcases, I put binding on a quilt, I loaded a quilt on the longarm, I caught up on my block-of-the-month and I stitched up a monochromatic block for the True Colors workshop being help at my LQS. (At first I tried my hand at improvisational piecing but that was an epic failure; I went with a traditional Blazing Star block instead and even designed a setting for this ongoing workshop/challenge.) I'm feeling successful in my accomplishments, all of this gives me time for my newest hobby: watching the meterologists and news anchors make the most ridiculous to absurd weather related comments in overly dramatic tones. Yesterday on the local news: "Prepare yourself for the coldest temperatures you've ever experienced!" Really, how would he know? If he's referring to temperatures here, I do recall it being this cold before. But, this morning, I heard one even better; our local weather person was all bundled up standing outside on an interstate overpass, when she wearied of reporting about the visibility of her own breath she said this: "what people have to be careful of is the black ice, mainly because you cannot see it. Can I get a close-up camera shot over here of this patch of black ice?" Huh? I thought you just said one could not see it! Yes, it's cold. Yes, it can be dangerous driving if you don't know what to look for and you don't adjust your speed. This all makes for some pretty hilarious viewing. I honestly don't know why it's important to bundle up the weather people and send them outside to report on just how cold it is... you can't SEE cold; all we can see is how many layers of clothes in which they manage to wrap themselves! Personally, I'm content to stay inside where it's not cold and check off all those pending projects one by one... today is the day! How do you spend your snow days?