Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All the things to love about winter...

In no particular order...
  • Lacy patterns of frost on your car windows, which you have time to appreciate as you scrape them off every morning.
  • Early sunsets mean early bedtimes.
  • Hot drinks like hot chocolate, hot cider, and hot tang. (Did I just admit that out loud?)
  • Comfy jeans and sweatshirts.
  • The annual New Year's Eve countdown (to 8:00) and accompanying smashing of the gingerbread house. (I call dibs on the hard gummi bears.)
  • New Years Resolution spreadsheets, calendars, and themes. (I'm considering "Fake it til you make it" or "Spare Me the Drama" for 2011.)
  • Closure.
  • Winter scented soaps and lotions--peppermint vanilla or grapefruit, depending on if it's night or morning.
  • Pink cheeks.
  • Hot stew.
  • Red cardinals on bare branches.
  • Coming in out of the cold.
  • winter sunrises
  • fleece
  • Finding things to look forward to.
  • Life going slower.
  • Making plans.
  • Winter movies (Little Women, While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless in Seattle, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire...)
  • Messing up when you write the date of the new year.
  • How clean your house can look with all the Christmas decorations put away.
  • Getting back into routines and schedules.
  • Celebrating greatness in mediocre ways. (When's the last time you went all out for President's Day???)
  • At least having Netflix to look forward to in the mail.
  • Rearranging rooms and furniture to placate wanderlust.
  • Prisms hanging in windows that cast winter rainbows on the walls.
  • Super hot showers.
  • Waking up early and getting to doze in your warm, comfortable bed with your sweetheart.
Even in winter--there is always so much to love, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. I love the fake it til you make it theme, pretty sure I've done that one before. This year mine is "learn to laugh more" and "develop a better relationship with my sister who got married and got all weird.?