Wednesday, January 16, 2008


It's sleeting! Whoopee! Well, nothing is sticking, but boy you can hear it as it pelts down upon the street and sidewalk. And in the south, we are forever hopeful for an awakening to the big white stuff. Right this minute it sounds like there is a high-speed watermelon seed spitting contest going on right outside my window. You may not be familiar with that contest if you haven't spent a warm, sunny summer in little town, South Carolina. But take my word, it is one that is performed with pride at any number of our June, July, or August celebrations. It could happen at the Peach Festival, the Okra Strut, or even at the Annual Chitlin Strut (don't ask). I love this place. And right now, I'm loving the small slimmer of hope that the weather man has put out there for SNOW!

What a great God we have! That He, the creator of the universe, would take the time to give a bunch of middle aged grown ups and their kids, reason to run around outside in their jammies celebrating the momentary change in seasons! Ah, though it may last only an hour or two, it has filled our hearts with joy!
Acts 14:17
Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

Praise HIM!


A Woman Who is: said...

Sounds like a magical night! We live in a desert, so when we get a big thunderstorm and warm summer rain, we will run outside and enjoy the moment. Too much fun!

Thanks by the way for visiting my blog. I just realized you had me on your link list. Made my day!

Kim S in SC said...

It was a fun, and very short lived snowfall! See you soon!

Gardener Greg said...

I have been to the watermelon, grits, and okra festival but have never been to the Chitlin strutt although I know people that have been there and tasted that. Not me. Yes thank God for diverse world and for this rain. I prayed for it so I am happy this morning.

Greg II said...

No snow here :(. It is just a cold...cold rain. Yuck. Love the watermelon seed spitting contests, but I don't think I could stomach the chitlin strut.
Greg II

Angie said...

How fun! We're still waiting down here even further south. I love wearing turtle necks and sweaters. Enjoy it while you can.

Kim S in SC said...

Hey Greg: Thank you for the rain! Maybe we will erase some of this great deficit!
GregII: I'm so happy to have you on this blogsite today! I know you love gardening so I imagine the cold weather brings a little extra work! But the rain is great after such a dry summer and fall!
Angie: I didn't realize you were in the south! OUr snow didn't last long, but it was fun!
Ya'll come back now, ya hear! OK< just a little southernisms thrown in there for good measure! :) Snow and cold bring out the silly!

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