Friday, January 11, 2008

WeAss #198 - Winter

Weekend Assignment #198: What is your favorite thing about winter? Whether you love this time of year, hate it or merely endure it, you should be able to find something good to say about the season. What is it?

Extra credit: What do you hate most about winter?


Back in my youth in Massachusetts, I would have said that winter meant ice skating, sledding, building snow forts, snowball fights, dancing in the spew from my dad's snow blower, licking the metal volleyball poles on the playground the see if our tongues would stick, eating snow and icicles, making snow angels...yadda yadda. I wish I had the energy to do many of those things these days. I will get out, on rare occasion, and have a snowball fight with Tyler, help him build a fort and do the snow angel thing. Mostly, I love winter because it's not HOT. I like cold much more than hot. I can't stand to be hot. And I love how the world looks after a big snow storm.

Then the cost of fuel oil went up, our thermostat went WAY down and I'm sitting here in my first flannel granny gown ever. I still can't believe I bought this thing...but it's better than sitting at the PC and shivering in the nude. So there is what I now hate about winter.

5 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Heh, heh, heh. Snow angels! And did the tongue not stick? I got my lip stuck to a metal flying saucer (snow saucer) one.

Love the pic!

Becky said...

Sometimes the tongue would stick, and sometimes not. It was fun when it DID stick. You had to fight off the other kids who tried to rip you loose.

Stuart said...

ah snow
we used to get snow every year
not now

Lucy said...

I hate how my bones ache when it is cold. And scrapeing ice off my car windows.

Anonymous said...

My favourite thing about winter is the cold... we don't get snow like you do, but when we do I like that too. The dark evenings... I could go on :o)
Sara xxx