The Ins and Outs of an Ordinary Life

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why I Like Winter

I’m definitely a summer person. I would much rather have a 90 degree day, than a 30 degree day. Winter is my least favorite season, but winter is okay. The more I think about it, the more reasons I like winter. Okay, so I’m stretching it. I am trying to rationalize why I shouldn’t totally hate every minute of winter. But isn’t it better to be an optimist and to see the glass at least half full? So here are the reasons I like winter.

  • Winter solstice-- Winter officially begins on the winter solstice—the day with the least amount of daylight, the “shortest day of the year.” So, winter means the days are getting longer!
  • Root vegetables—winter means roasting carrots and parsnips, turnips, and yams. I love root vegetables. And kale. Yes, I really like kale. (kale is not a root vegetable).
  • Hot chocolate—spend some time outdoors and you are entitled to a big mug of hot chocolate when you are done.
  • Hard core status—when you go out for a run or a bike ride or even a walk on a cold winter day, people are very impressed by your dedication. They typically comment, “wow, you are hard core.”
  • Books—it is okay to spend time indoors, curled up on the couch with a good book. Napping is also acceptable.
  • Snowshoeing and cross country skiing—if its going to snow, you might as well enjoy it. I love these winter sports. Also see #3.
  • Body heat—not the movie. The best way to warm up when you get into a cold bed!

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