Day 22: Winter
Over four days, I’m going to write about my thoughts on each of the seasons. Yesterday I wrote about Fall and mentioned that it’s not my favorite season. If you came here today to see if Winter is my favorite season, then you won’t find that. Sorry! You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see if perhaps it’s Spring.
With the potential of snow, the holidays, my birthday and my anniversary occurring in Winter, you’d think it would be my favorite season. I do love Winter for all those reasons and more, but I’m not a fan of the cold and the lack of humidity in the air that causes my hair to frizz and my fingers to zap from static. So I don’t hate it or anything!
In Middle Tennessee, we don’t get much snow in the Winter, and when we do get a snow day it’s usually just here for one day, maybe less. As much as I love snow, I’m glad to live in an area that doesn’t get frequent snow that lasts for days or weeks. To be honest, I’ve never really been to an area during Winter where there was a lot of snow, but I hear that those areas are usually much better prepared to clear the roads than we are in Nashville. Seriously, the entire city, county and state close down if there’s snow on the streets. Maybe it’s the perfect excuse for a day to play in the beautiful, white, fluffy stuff, but we REALLY don’t like driving in it. There’s a few snow plows, and they will throw out the salt on the major roads, but we all panic and just cannot drive in the stuff. Laugh if you want, because non-southerners have been for decades. We’re content with the way we are.
My parents live in the country on 26 acres of land surrounded by big trees. It’s gorgeous out there when it snows! The trees are all covered in glistening ice, and the hills roll like a white wonderland. But do you know what’s best about being at their house when it snows more than a dusting? Redneck Sledding! Years ago, my parents bought a heavy duty sled, but there’s really not a big enough hill to sled down, so my dad tied the sled to the back of his truck with some thick ropes, and pulled us through the fields. It’s pretty much an understatement for me to say that it’s some of the most fun I’ve ever had! I laugh and giggle and belly roll watching and participating in this rarely occurring event. My mom will even get out there and sled with us, and the dogs chase us around the field until their short, little legs tire out.
I have lots of awesome memories in Winter, including the snow days we might get once or twice a year, my birthday in February, and as of this year I’ll have my anniversary to my wonderful husband to celebrate at the end of February. Winter also has those snuggle-up-on-the-couch moments, as well as Christmas that makes for great memories, too.
What’s the best thing about Winter for you? Do you have some momentous memories of Winter?
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell
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