I always forget to do these posts ahead of time and Tuesdays are so busy for me, but Carole of Carole Knits is so faithful about providing topics. This one resonates with me, I mean look at the title of this blog, so I'll make a run at it. Because, even though we are having a helluva winter here in St. Louis, I kind of love it.
Here's the thing about winter: do we like these things because of winter or do we like winter because of these things. A conundrum.
Another thing about winter: we love to hate it around here. I'm glad to have the chance to think positively about this season and embrace it rather than wish it away.
10 Things I Like About Winter
- I like sweaters. All kinds. Sweaters are mostly to wear in winter. 'Nuff said.
- I like knitting sweaters, and I like knitting wool or wool blend sweaters, which are hot to have in your lap during the warmer months.
- I like watching snow fall. In recent years we haven't had much of that, but this year, we've had our share. Super pretty mornings and evenings in the addition with all those windows, a fireplace, a warm floor, and snow falling outside.
- I like the Christmas season and that falls in winter.
- I like using my crock pot. I don't have nearly as many summer recipes for it as I do winter ones; you know lighter, more fragile foods aren't too happy to be cooked for hours on end. Come summer, I'll be sick of crock pot foods, but right now, they hit the spot. It's a chicken/egg thing, I know.
- I like mittens.
- I like the colors of winter -- bright blue sky and dark brown bare trees and bright white clouds or snow. I like those colors together. Tangential to this one is that the quality of light and the angle of the sun in the winter make for beautiful sunsets.
- This lovely cold weather mitigates somewhat my personal summers. TMI.
- This time of year I seem to be ready for long dark evenings. And we sure get those. See numbers 2 and 3.
- Finally, this time of winter, January and February, means routine. I like routine. Kids are at school, I have a regular schedule with few interruptions. I get lots done in winter.