Hey, it’s Fandom Friday again! Let me to a shout out to fellow geek bloggers Super Space Chick and The Nerdy Girle for organizing this, as always. It certainly helps me stay on the blogging bandwagon.
It is January! Where did all the time go? A couple of years ago, we’d all be complaining that we’re still putting 2014 on our checks….but who writes checks anymore?
Let’s get to it, shall we? Five things I absolutely love about Winter.
1. Getting snowed in.
As a stay at home mom, sometimes my only reason to get up early and to leave the house is to take the kiddies to school. I am as eager as they are waiting for the phone call that will tell me that I don’t have to drive through unplowed streets, squeezing the wheel in my hands because other folks don’t know how to drive in the snow. Plus, it’s a great impromptu vacation day supplement with movies, cocoa, and fun. Usually the little ones let me get a little work done too.
2. Hot Drinks
Yes, I love my coffee, but winter is the time I like to try out other hot drinks too! I have recently discovered the love of Chai Latte without going to Dunkin’ Donuts! The magic contained in that K-cup is far beyond Merlin could have ever imagined. There are more sample packs of flavorlicious coffee and teas offered this time of year, natch, than any other. Love it!
3. Cuddling Up!
My husband works for a school system, so when it snows, he usually gets snow day too. If we’re lucky, we get the call the night before and are then able to cuddle up, watching movies and chatting long after the little ones have gone to sleep.
4. Scarves and Hats
If you have to go out in the cold, there’s nothing like snuggling into a warm hat and/or scarf. I’m a compulsive crocheter and knitter, so if you reach out your hand in my house, you will come back with a hat or scarf or both. It’s nice to know that the family–including the dog–is putting these things to good use!
5. Sounds of Silence
There’s nothing like winter silence. It’s that dark moment right before the cold winter sunrise that nothing is stirring, except maybe the wind. It’s quite peaceful and fulfilling.