I can only say that we had a dusting of snow while my friends up north are experiencing a blizzard. Cities are shut down, schools closed, grocery store shelves empty and here in the south, schools are closed, I can only assume the bread and milk are gone, but to our defense, we do have some icing and slick spots and we are just not used to driving on it.
To our northern friends, we look foolish. :) It makes me laugh. We make me laugh. I love living in the south.
On a serious note, my heart goes out to those dealing with coastal flooding and high winds. That is nothing to joke about.
The plus side to a winter storm is the chance to be at home with your family and it's good every now and then to be able to do this, be with family, cook some good food, read, play games etc...
I love the beauty of snow. That is the blessing. It's pretty on the trees and on the mountains.
I know there is a flip side to a winter storm, I lived in upstate New York and lived through several snow storms. It was just a way of life and nothing shut down where we lived. It was tough on this southern girl. Anyway, I like to think about the good side of a winter storm. Some times, we who live in the south and who don't see much snow just want a snow day every now and then. Even the dog.
Enjoy your day! Blessings.