Happy First Day of Winter!!
Though I haven’t been penning posts for almost 3 months while Al has done it all, its time to make a comeback, and this was the perfect way to do it. Cold, snow, shoveling: for some these might sound like awful things, but for me they are just a few of the reasons I love the winter months. After spending the last decade in Washington, DC, I realize my memories of winter might be distorted. However, I’ve been taking the precautions of buying new clothes and stocking up on wine to sip by the fireplace.
Though you might disagree, here are the 10 reasons I love winter:
- Snow! I know, I know, I’ve lived in DC far too long and don’t fully understand what’s about to come. Well, I don’t care. I’ll probably change my tune after several months of bundling up, but for now I say – bring it on!
- I think Thanksgiving through New Year is the best time of the year. Everything about this period is wonderful to me.
- Santa Claus is the real deal. Go ahead and don’t believe, but when you don’t receive presents on Christmas morning, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Santa is OK in my book.
- You don’t need to make an excuse for getting seconds. You’re supposed to eat during the holidays; you should also work out, but you’re also mandated to try every cookie on the tray at least twice.
- I love to give gifts, and the best time to do that is around the holidays. On the flip-side, I’m very bad at receiving them, especially when people are watching me open them.
- Layers just look better in my mind. For shopping enthusiasts, this time of year allows you to do more damage on your bank accounts. Unless you’re Alix, who by the time she decides she wants to buy something it’s already the next season.
- The smells and flavors always throw a million memories at you. Cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cranberries, pine, rosemary, peppermint – the list goes on.
- Snowball fights, football in the snow, snow angels, snowmen, sledding – any excuse to work out and have fun at the same time and I’m in.
- Spending time with family and friends. The memories are never ending and if you’re not talking about the past, you’re planning out the future. If #9 adds to your holiday stress and frustration, just have another cocktail and things will slowly get better.
- Alix and I started dating during the holidays in 2012, more specifically, we started dating on Christmas night.
We get that you hate the cold, we get that snow can foil even the best of plans. But for me, I’ll bask in the winter season and take every opportunity to enjoy it.
Tell us, are you a winter lover or winter hater?? :)