Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I love winter, but I hate winter...

I have a love/hate relationship with winter! Seriously, I love winter and hate it all at the same time. I love it because it is one of the most prettieset times of the year. I love it because it offers change, the days become shorter and the night longer. I get a chance to shop for cute gear, cute hats, gloves, courdouoroy pants, purses, furry boots, cute sweaters, etc. Snowball fights with the boys....building snowman with Jaree, sledding down hill at about 65mph, screaming my head off with my children, even flipped off the sled and landed right back on it, kids thought that was something to laugh about, but I didn't. I cried! LOL Hot chocolate. Flannel Sheets... colorful fleece throws scattered about....more family time.... and when it's cold you tend to cuddle more with that special someone in your life *insert develish grin* LOL I love all the great picture opportunites that it offers! Beef stew...chili....chicken and dumplings...I tend to cook different in the winter too. The most wonderful gift that winter brings is CHRISTMAS! The most wonderful time of the year. The kids and I have already began our HAPPY JOURNEY...Yesterday we watched, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. The kids loved it!!! It's one of my favs! They are my children, it's confirmed, because they too thought the funniest part of the movie is when the squirrel jumped out of that Christmas tree.. Poor Jaree, hasn't been feeling well, so she missed out. In fact, Please pray for Jaree, because she is starting to have a lot of headaches, which a symptom of her epilepsy, and I pray that she makes her year goal of not having a seizure, otherwise, we have to do medicine again for a whole other year. That is my biggest fear! But, I am not CLAIMING anything and I know my child is covered in the blood, so we won't even go there.....

Some of the reasons I hate winter....
I hate being cold! Period. I hate driving in the winter. I am terrified of driving in snow and RAIN....actually think rain is worst than snow. We tend to do less things over the winter. That at is why I live for January, because we take the kids to a hotel for a week to swim and have fun! I think we will do the Great Wolf again. We had a blast. I hate that we don't have many daylight hours. Often times the kids have after school activities and its dark outside when they get home. I don't go outside much in the winter....I am anemic and have a hard time keeping warm in the first place, so when it's cold I am miserable. LOL

As you see, there are far more things that I love about winter than I hate. It's a really beautiful season. What do you love/hate about winter???? Inquiring minds want to know. LOL

Have fun with this one.

Dana

9 comments:

Bonnie Rose said...

great post dana.. hugs to Jaree. hope she's well soon. I love the snow on the branches... and all the twinkling lites outside during the holidays.. I hate the cold.. and I hate winter driving and icy roads.. we get alot of those back and forth to see the girls.. trust me... winter driving is no fun.

Cheryl Wray said...

I TOTALLY understand the love/hate relationship with winter. I love the holidays, love snow (if we ever get it!), love the sweaters, etc., but after I've had a couple of really cold days I'm ready for Spring again!!

Brown English Muffin said...

First off hugs for Jaree and we KNOW she won't have a seizure this year.

Second I love winter because:
1. The clothes
2. The changing landscape
3. The hot drinks
4. The thought of a fresh new year around the corner.

Sofia said...

I LOVE the Christmas Vacation movie. I've seen it way too many times to count.

I hope that Jaree is okay. I'll keep her is my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn said...

My prayers are with Jaree, I'm sure everything will be fine. I can understand your love/hate relationship with winter, but I have to tell you, I'm on the hate end of the relationship. I just don't like the cold, dark, gloomy days. Give me Sunshine, warmth, and real long days and I'm happy!

Penny said...

I love winter here because it's like Spring everywhere else! We're still getting up in the 80's during the day. I'd love to be able to wear a sweater on day this year!

adrienne said...

great post! I love it because of boots and sweaters.....that is IT! LOL

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Prayers for Jaree. Hope it is all OK.

I'm with Adrienne - love winter for the long coats and boots! Always loved my full-length coats. I grew up in Africa, and winters were not very cold. In fact, if it got to 32 it made front page news! I used to pray for cold days so I could wear my long coats to work.

Now? Now I live in the Midwest. Need I say more.....

melissa said...

love this post-and completely agree with all your loves and most of your hates ;)

sending lots of good vibes to Jaree in hopes she will feel much better ASAP