I thought it would be funny to name my blog with a term that has been thrown around here a lot these past few days. It seems the meteorologists needed to create new words to describe the storm that is soon upon us, as there apparently were not sufficient choices in the 1,025,109.8 words that are said to be in the English Language. (I am wondering about the ”.8” word – but that would be another post altogether!)
I think that what we are about to experience has surely occurred previously, but in order to bring the excitement up another level, creating new words will give a sense of insecurity so that most will remain glued to the television for instructions on how to survive.
Oh – I have no doubt we are going to have snow. And probably a good helping of it. But the last several days has been a media circus of one channel trying to outdo the other in the forecast. You would think it is the end of the world. Even with my limited exposure to live news and weather, I had to sneak over to the web feeds of these stations to see what was coming. Just to be informed. And I found myself caught up in the wild speculations of “what ifs” and “worst scenarios” and had to turn away.
I have come to the conclusion that we are getting a storm. It will be harsh for a while, and then be done. We will take our normal precautions and be ready for it, but as with the other storms that pass, we should survive.
I am not against letting people know, only blowing things up to be something far worse than one could imagine. I don’t like living in fear and seeing this all week only reinforces my choice of not having TV. It only adds stress to my life.
Yesterday we got just about everything done. Everything is printed for the classes. All the wood is prepped, sanded and even drilled. I did all the laundry and everything is pretty much ready to load into the car. We are good.
So today we are waiting and watching as the snow will pile up. While I awoke to seeing clear pavement, the winds are picking up as I write and the snow is falling in earnest.
It has arrived.
So I will see you all on the other side. I am not sure if we will lose power or not, but even though we live in a remote area, they are also pretty good at that aspect of things. These Canadians know how to deal with winter. ;)
If all else fails, I’ll spend the day working on my needlework. That always calms me.
Oh – and just before I began writing today, I found a weather page I like. It is called “The Friendly Forecast” and it posts its information without the side of “horrors”. (http://www.friendlyforecast.com/canada/ns_nova_scotia/weather.php?db=217)
Just the way I like it.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"