Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of year again. The time of year where I will start every single blog post complaining about how cold it is outside. As a Texan, this just comes as second nature to me. We southern folk tend to prefer heat. It’s just what we’re used to. And even though cold weather usually comes around every year, somehow we’re always so shocked when it actually happens.
Believe it or not, there are things I actually like about cold weather. Before Christmas, anyway. After Christmas, cold weather can take a hike back to hell where it belongs, but before Christmas I actually appreciate it. Parts of it, anyway.
So, in no order in particular, I present Things I Like and Dislike About Cold Weather.
What I Like About Cold Weather
Basically Everything Christmas
Drinking Hot Chocolate
The Smell of Fireplaces
Guys in Sweaters
The Smell of Cold Weather
I Really Appreciate My Warm Bed
The Fact that I was Born in the Middle of a Rare Texas Snowstorm
My Snowflake Necklace
The Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Kiser/Smith Holiday Festivities:
Cuddling with Blankets and my Kitty
A Sense of Home and Coziness
Things I Don’t Like About Cold Weather
I Have Terrible Circulation
Icy Roads that Kill my Car
Cold Makes my Nose Run and my Ears Hurt
Getting Out of My Warm Bed in the Mornings is The Second Worst Thing in the World
Cold Toilet Seats are the Worst
I Actually Have to Wear Pants and Socks and Closed Toed Shoes to Go Outside
I Like Shorts and Skirts and Flip Flops
Again, It’s Cold
After Christmas Cold Weather is Just Dull and Awful and Cold
Looking at my list, it turns out that there are more things I like about cold weather than dislike… at least before Christmas. Take away all the holiday joy and cold weather is just a drag.
Thankfully, the holiday season is officially in the air and I will be enjoying the weather and the festivities until December 26!!!
Stay warm, everyone!
Jackie, I so agree with you! I love the winter up until the day after Christmas! Then it just gets sickening! Especially since I live in New England and we have zero degree days! –(and sometimes less!) LOVED your list of the good things about winter, though. It puts it all into perspective!
GREAT POST! 🙂
Thanks, April! I would love to see a New England fall and winter… maybe not on the zero degree days though… 😛
Florida won’t make up its mind. Yesterday it was in the mid-70s and today its supposed to be 40! Just pick one already!!! I have to say that I love it being cold before and during the holidays. But I think the pretty crisp fall weather should return once Christmas is over.
See, that would be lovely. But here in Texas it just becomes a cold miserable wasteland. That’s cold. Like, biting cold. Blah!