It's always been a bit embarrassing for us southerners to put life on hold for a few flurries on the ground, but it's reasonable since we: mostly get ice, are inexperienced bad-weather drivers, and don't own proper winter equipment.
Last winter I spent several weeks in Rochester, Minnesota, and learned first-hand how life doesn't have to come to a screeching halt even when there's 8 inches of snow on the ground. Kids were still bundled up standing on the corner waiting for the bus, and everyone still went to work. Southerners have elevated snow scares to a new low, however, because now we cancel games, school, and events when bad weather is merely predicted. Some of us actually got sleet and flurries, while others only got rain.
Being "snow-bound" offers great opportunities to get caught up on things around the house, though. For example, all of my closets are now clutter-free! And we are plowing through Christmas movies and deleting them off the DVR. I've caught up on grading papers, at least until we resume school and final exams.
Today, my 4th day at home, I'm looking at scholarships again. Many awards have late December / early January deadlines. Here are a few that are easy to apply for because they don't involve lots of paperwork or high GPA.
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Wells Fargo College STEPS Program
TG Scholarship Drawing
College Prowler "No Essay" Scholarship
SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes
Find more information at www.scholarshipdiva.com or write Janet at Janet@scholarshipdiva.com