Thursday, November 25, 2010

Things I love about winter

Well, a chinook has blown through and Calgary has warmed right up to about -5 degrees Celsius today. Perfect weather for lots of winter activities. I plan on going ice skating tonight (if I can get my blades sharpened right after work). And I spent the morning researching snowboard clinics because I want to get back out there and continue enhancing the skills I learned earlier this year.

And for lunch I had a delicious, hearty, Tuscan soup. Another beautiful winter thing is hearty soups and stews that warm you right up.

As much as I am not a fan of freezing cold weather, there are some high points to this season:

  • Cute mitts knitted by KerKer's nan to keep my hands warm! Thanks KerKer's nan :)
  • Ice skating
  • Sledding
  • Hot chocolate
  • Crisp air that wakes you up better than coffee in the morning
  • Snow angels
  • Looking at Jack Frost patterns on your windows while sipping Jack Daniels (and coke)
  • Winter boots! So many cute styles that I NEED!
  • Making snow sculptures and painting them with food colouring
  • Cranking your heat inside, filling a kiddie pool with water to put your feet in and watching summer movies while drinking margaritas!

What parts of winter do you enjoy?


TL said...

Snow days! I love waking up and realizing I don't have to go to work because it is too snowy! I love unexpected days off!

Laura said...

TL: you're lucky...I haven't had a snow day since school.

TL said...

Its an East Coast thing! Lots of wind off the ocean to close down the city!

Brian Kitagawa said...

I agree, winter is not so bad! Except that I may need a few extra margaritas before trying that kiddie pool