Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tender Tennessee Christmas (and a shout out)

First, I wanted to give a shout out to Sharon who left a comment yesterday. I tried to respond to you, but it didn't show an email address for you and I found your blog to be private. I'd love to read it if you'd be ok with sending me an invitation. If not, then please go to the email me link on my profile and shoot me an email with your email address so that I can email you back! :)

Ok, so yesterday after work I got in my car, turned it on and immediately heard "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." I rolled down my windows and still felt warm as I drove home. It was 71 degrees! This is what it's like in middle Tennessee. One Friday you find ice covered roads and 2 inches of snow, and then the next Friday it's in the 70s. I didn't even wear a coat to the birthday party I went to last night.

It makes me think of Amy Grant's "Tender Tennessee Christmas." I'm not a huge Amy Grant fan or anything, but I like the lines, "Well I know there's more snow up in Colorado then my roof will ever see, but a tender Tennessee Christmas is the only Christmas to me."

We don't get many white Christmases around here, and some Christmas days have been as warm as a day in April. Sometimes I wish we would have really cold and snowy days on Christmas, but I find that growing up with unpredictable weather is kind of nice. It can be frustrating to one day wear a sweater and the next be in short sleeves, but it's all I've ever known and I don't mind. Variety is the spice of life, yes?

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'll share more about mine on Monday. I just wanted to try to contact Sharon and share this little tidbit about our crazy warm weather. (Although we're supposed to get a lot of rain and a cold front tonight, so it looks like we'll be back to cooler temps soon!)


Shoe Running said...

Hope you had fun at the b-day party! We've got around 2ft of snow in WI (I'm home for the holidays)...Maybe if I try hard enough, I could throw a snowball all the way to Tennessee...I'll try tomorrow. He he!

Rachel H. said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas! And I feel you about not having a White Christmas! We don't get them in Georgia either!

Sharon said...

Hi Melanie,
I can't seem to find your email address. Your header picture doesn't show up on my computer for some reason and I'm not sure if that is where the link to your profile is. Please let me know what your email address is so I can invite you to read my blog. Btw, I just started my blog right after I found out I had a stress fracture, so there isn't much there just yet. I hope to make it a much better blog soon which is why I had made it private (it's kinda boring!)

I hope you are doing well physically AND mentally today. This is definitely a tough road we are on and I hope things are going well for you! I went out of the house for the first time today since my injury. It was nice to get out and be a part of the world once again. It was quite difficult to get around though because it is so cold and snowy and icy here- definitely a challenge!

Hope to hear from you soon- I would love to find out if you are experiencing the same sorts of pains that I am. Take care & I love your blog :-)

J said...

You can have some of our "white" for Christmas - we have more than enough!