Thursday, January 3, 2013

TT Winter

Top 5 things I love about winter...

5. Crisp weather. Not really cold, but definitely not warm. So the sun is shinning and you can be perfectly comfortable in a light sweater or hoodie. It's perfect weather for a long run, a brisk hike or a reflective stroll. When I get up in the winter and the weather man is talking about snow storms on the East coast or Colorado, and I look out my window and the sun is shining and our high is going to be 65 degrees, I think how absolutely wonderful it is to live in California.

4. Warm pajamas. Or just pajamas in general. I like to wear them. In the summer when it's hot I can't use them. I can't sleep if I'm hot. So they just sit in my drawer. Waiting for winter. I have lots of jammies and winter means I can snuggle in my favorite PJ's.

3. The playoffs and Superbowl Sunday! I love lazy football Sundays in the fall, but it's nothing compared to excitement of the winter playoffs. And as fun as it is to start drinking at 10 am, it's even more fun to still have some of the day leftover to do other things. And then to get down to the Final game, the delicious food, copious amounts of liquor, and funny commercials is just a phenomenal way to say goodbye to season.

2.  Christmas break. I'm a teacher so I still get vacation time around Christmas, and you all know how much I love the Holidays, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to be away from the daily grind focusing my time on my family, relaxing and Animal!

1.  Long nights. I'm pretty much an early to bed early to rise kind of girl. Nothing makes you feel like a senior citizen as fast as going to bed when the sun is still shinning. In the Summer this happens (well used to happen before Animal) all the time. It's a little embarrassing to fall asleep when you can still hear kids playing outside in their backyards. Also, I like to sleep in a little and in the summer when the sun is up at 5:30, so am I. So I prefer winter mornings when the sun comes up a 7 and I don't have to feel like such a weirdo for being up and chipper.

This post is part of Theme Thursday, a multi blogger collaboration. If you would like to read other thoughts on winter, or post your own. Click the TT button :)

12 comments:

  1. Now, a 65-degree winter, I could get behind. As I type this, it is 8 degrees outside. Not 18, 8. And the wind chill is causing it to feel like negative 7. I can't believe the pilgrims landed here and thought, "Yup, this is the new world we've been dreaming of."

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    1. That sounds terrible! I whine all day, teeth chattering. if we don't get over 55, which doesn't happen often...

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  2. I'm with Jenn, a 65 degree winter would be the bee's knees but this shit here in Chicago, no bueno! And it sounds absolutely wretched in New England!!!
    I am also a teacher and Christmas Break ROCKS, accept for when they cut your break by 2 days because of a damn strike, but anyways, yayayay warm winter!!!

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    1. The hubby really wants to live in Chi town, and I want to be a trooper, but I think I might die...

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  3. Great points about winter!

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  4. When I was teaching full time, I always had the number of days until Christmas break posted on the board...I loved my job but you're right, the extra time around the holidays was awesome. And don't forget snow days, snow days totally rocked!

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    1. No snow days here, but I bet they are AWESOME!

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  5. I could probably handle 65 degrees. That would be more like fall here.

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  6. It is wonderful to live in California!! I am still a sun worshiper though! :D
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

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    1. Thanks for so wonderfully putting those sentiments together! And thank you for stopping by :)

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