Winter, and why I hate it.

Winter Storm

Picture taken from KCCI’s website of our lovely ice storm over the weekend. Not, by far, a particularly bad storm, but that’s what makes winter so crappy – this was NOT BAD as far as winter storms go, and there was ice falling from the sky and travel was not advised.

First, let’s talk about what I like about winter. Snow is very pretty. I particularly like those mornings when we’ve had a fairly heavy snowfall, heavy enough that the plows are running slow, and there’s hardly any traffic, and our street is soooo pretty with the trees and the snow.

But. I hate being cold. I hate paying such high heating bills and still being cold in my house. I hate having to walk as fast as humanly possible from the car to the store to avoid losing any body parts to frostbite. I hate cold cars. I hate winter coats, they’re so bulky and they make things so hard. I hate mittens. I hate being cold and wet from playing outside. I hate that I don’t ever want to play outside. I hate that we can’t enjoy long walks any more. That we have to wear socks all the time. That it takes so long to get dressed to go anywhere – long underwear, clothes, boots, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.

But having winter makes spring the wonderful season it is. I wouldn’t enjoy putting the screens on the windows half as much if we didn’t have winter, right?


About sarahtar

Our Family lives in central Iowa. We are Christians, conservatives, and crunchy granola heads. We love the outdoors, photography, and lindy hop. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

Posted on December 2, 2007, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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