8th Snow Event in Nashville?

It’s snowing…again.

I may have lost count but I think this is the 8th snow event for Nashville this winter season. I’ve lived here since 1986 and we’ve never before had this many winter events!

I really feel for the TDOT, Metro Police and Fire & Rescue workers. God bless them all…they must be exhausted!

I think I’m beginning to firmly grasp why some people become “snow birds” and move south for the winter. I do NOT think that historically this has been a trend from our area to move further south…but I’m willing to bet after THIS winter some people will begin considering it.

Somewhere in the Caribbean is calling my name…I may need to start visiting some locations to scout out a potential future winter home base. Suggestions?

Stay safe and warm Nashville!

YOLO!

Jan

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The Awesome Adventure – Day 2

Today was the first full day of our Victorious Secret Retreat with 40 women from Highland Park Church. Penny is leading our bible study; she refers to opening your bible and diving in as the “awesome adventure”. I love the visual that it provides for me.

We spent 2 full hours in quiet “secret” (personal/private) study – one hour in the morning and one in the afternoon – each after an opening session with Penny and followed by a wrap-up session.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve been in a season of searching for understanding/direction and healing since losing my job a little over year ago.

This morning I had a personal and private breakdown and breakTHROUGH during my morning session…which then was reinforced by the message Penny gave in our wrap-up session. Her words were surely meant directly for me. God was clearly speaking through her.  Suffice it to say that God is indeed good…ALL the time.

I am right where I need to be.

I’ve been promising some pictures – enjoy this slideshow!

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YOLO!

Jan

Hosea 6:1-3 Oh that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn…

How do you stay entertained when you are snowed in?

Many people are snowed in today across the south and other parts of the country. I’m in Nashville and my yard has 3-4 inches of the white stuff depending on where you measure. I’m hearing reports of 3-10+ inches south of us, into Alabama and Mississippi. Another storm is due to come through tonight and will bring even more snow.

So…how do YOU stay entertained when you are snowed in at home…NOT at a vacation destination.

I’m sitting by the fireplace – reading, catching up on emails, checking facebook, writing this blog, etc. I’m also enjoying the view in our back patio area of the many birds flocking to the bird feeder my husband is keeping filled. My kids are going to “tease” me for being “old” by enjoying the birds…who cares! It’s fun watching them around the feeder and on the ground trying to find some food. The bright red cardinals are STUNNING against the white background of snow. It’s much more entertaining than watching the people flocking to Whole Foods and Kroger looking for food yesterday!

My husband and son are home as well; they are watching movies, Rich is doing some computer work; basically they are relaxing. Which is a good thing. They both deserve it.

I’d love to hear how YOU stay entertained when you are snowed in!

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YOLO,

Jan