I'm sitting here in my office looking out over the parking lot behind my building... it's just depressing. People are slogging their way across the streets, through the parking lot, sweeping snow off their cars, and sliding out of the parking lot to creep their way home. I have a weekend class to teach in about 45 minutes and I'm just eating this stale sub sandwich from the deli so I don't have to go anywhere. Bless her heart, my work study slogged over to the deli and back to bring me this meal. :)
So, Jenni is writing about swimsuit season and I'm sitting here wondering why she's worrying about swimsuits. Snowsuits is more like it. Where is Ed G anyway???? "I hate snow, I hate snow, I hate snow..." he'd sing.
This kind of weather is just wrong. That's all it is. It's wrong. It's a perfect example of sin in the world. The absence of Shalom, chaos, an order that's not of God, not in His plan. Oh, yes, I know you winter snow lovers would disagree! Ok. I'll even agree that a nice snowfall at Christmas might be one of God's prettier things. And I wouldn't even mind a month or two of that. Even three. But THIS!!!! This is MARCH! Easter baskets, and sundresses, and white shoes, little girls in their easter bonnets, and little kids finding candy and eggs in the grass, and people having picnics, and picking flowers, and reading by the window in the rain... THAT is March.
They showed the MSP airport on the news this morning. All these Minnesotans in their shorts and sandals standing in line. They dressed that way to go through the snow just because they couldn't wait to see the sun when the plane landed in some far away sunny destination. This state probably has the biggest winter travel market of all places in the US! Ok, maybe Wisconsin is close.
Kristy said, "It was 80 degrees at home last week!" ARGH! Hey Kristy, I'll take rain over this yuck snow any day! :)
okay, I'm done venting. I'm off to my class to make a group of students sit in a room for the next 4 hours wondering how much snow will be awaiting our exit at 10 pm. NCU sent EVERYONE home at 3pm. We got a message that all offices will be closed at 3pm and everyone is to go home. Oh, by the way weekend classes are not cancelled. :) So here we are.
A nice fire in the fireplace, a cup of mocha, my husband, and a blanket would be a wonderful thing right now.