Tuesday, December 11, 2007

WWCS Topic of the Week

For many people, Winter is a time of cold weather and snow - and many fun outdoor activities that can only be enjoyed during those times! What's YOUR favorite activity in Winter, and is it even outdoors??

This is going to sound crazy to begin with...the weather here is being weird!

Part of the reason I love living in Virginia is the fact we have a pretty equal change of the seasons...some may go on longer than others, but for the most part we get a taste of it all. When I'm asked what season I like the best, it's very hard to say but usually it's the season currently being experienced, more so if you are asking at the beginning of that season.
Oh...I guess I'm supposed to be answering this topic question...sorry, got carried away.
I LOVE Winter...I LOVE snow, the peacefulness that it brings...I can tell if it's snowed overnight without looking out the window, there's just a certain "quietness" that arrives with it.
I LOVE walking in the snow...playing in the snow like a child and sledding...and a good snowball fight is always a highlight!
I LOVE the snow ice cream my Mom used to make us when we were kids.
There are those people who hate snow...cause they can't go somewhere! For me, that's a plus, I often wish all the snowplows & salt trucks would break down...hey, they don't always use them up in the snowier climates, or so I'm told! Logic tells me that if you get a good pack of snow down you do less slipping and sliding...but then again I guess you need to know HOW to drive in the wintry conditions! Sorry, another pet peeve of mine...maybe they should offer weather driving courses at the Community College? I guess you are wondering what makes me an expert...I'm no expert but I have had a lot of "driving" experience, remember I come from a "driving" family! I've driven myself out of a lot of situations and feel that I'm a pretty darn good driver. Sorry....I keep getting off subject here.
Where was I....oh yeah, feeling the need to go somewhere, our world today is always go-go-go. Why not allow yourself to slow down and enjoy life for a day or two, that's as long as our snows last around here. Go out and throw a snowball...take a walk in the snow...experience the peace the snow brings! Be a kid again...
Oh, and if I'm indoors...I KNIT or SPIN in front of the picture window so I can enjoy the snow!

Hey...did I tell you I LOVE SNOW??

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!


Becky said...

Wow! What a beautiful post. I love snow, too, but I think in my case, it's the rarity of it. I think the last time we had a good snow, Cody was in first grade. He'll start high school next year.

I've often wished I lived somewhere where it snowed regularly so I could snuggle down in front of the fireplace and knit with big white flakes falling outside of the window.

I don't like summer. If I worked somewhere that had functioning air conditioning, maybe I wouldn't dislike it so. But knowing I'm going to have to spend 8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week in 100+ temps with zero circulation...I dread summer.

Miss Me said...

i'll admit to having mixed feelings about snow... but i completely agree about the peace of the snow. love that!

Channon said...

Let's keep talking snow. Maybe this weekend *WILL* be an awesome N'oreaster for us! ;)