I won’t lie-I’m a complainer! Always have been and probably always will be (to some extent anyways), but since non-stop ranting and raving tends to make me feel worse and is probably not the most attractive attribute in the world, I will try and start looking at the brighter side of things more often. (After all that is part of my blog title.) So with that, I give you the best things about the shittiest season of the year-Winter:
1-You can store various food items and beverages in your garage. Our fridge is small, so having this extra bit of storage really comes in handy. I sometimes even store freshly made chocolates on the hood of my car to cool. (And yes I remember to remove them before I drive away! LOL)
2-You can eat and eat and eat and not worry, because all that flub is hiding under layers of clothes. Plus, when you think about it, we do need the extra insulation(or at least I do) to survive these bitter months. So go ahead, indulge in that poutine or beavertail (Woo for Canadian junk food!), but only if you’ll share some with me.:)
3-Sleep-Like many people, I tend to suffer from sleep problems, but with winter, the hibernation instinct kicks right in and I sleep longer. (Though this does make dragging my ass out of bed in the morning much harder!)
4-Toasty fires-There is nothing better than cozying up with your sweetheart next to a fire or reading a book or toasting marshmallows.
5-The slight-minute possibility of a “snow day“-This tends to apply more to children(lucky buggers!) but last year during a particularly nasty snow storm, my boss called me up at noon and said: “Y’know what? The storm is really getting bad. Go home”. After doing the dance of joy, I ran home and for once thanked my lucky stars for living in such a frigid town.:)
6-Hot drinks-I love ’em all-Cider, tea, coffee-making them “Irish” (aka. mixed with alcohol) also makes winter seem slightly less dreary and more fuzzy.:P
7-Sledding-I am a disaster on skis (my klutziness+long flat boards attached to my feet rapidly going down a hill=something akin to a “Mr. Bean” episode) and loathe skating, but since sledding requires no athletic skill or grace, it can be really fun! (I don’t recommend doing it near any major highways or busy streets however. LOL)
8-No mosquitos or flies-It’s nice to be able to walk around in the woods without constantly itching, swatting or having to wear nasty bug spray.
Well that’s all I can think of right now. What are some of your favorite things about winter?