Yikes. I’m watching the Channel 7 Storm Team and everyone on it is totally manic. Did they all just take some hyper pills before going on air? I like to watch storm coverage but I’m either changing the channel or pressing MUTE!Filed under snow, weather | Comment (0)
In my memory, I can only remember one White Christmas. And it wasn’t pretty. It was wintry mix, and it was nasty, icy, and miserable. I was 12, I think, and I had gotten a bunch of Beach Boys tapes for my birthday a few months earlier so I was listening to them on my Walkman as my dad navigated the icy roads.
Growing up in the New York and New Jersey (and when I was in California spending the majority of the holiday seasons in NY), you’d think I would have experienced more White Christmases than that. One of my favorite Christmas songs is “White Christmas”, but the uppity jolly version from the scene in “Home Alone” where Kevin is grooming himself. (As opposed to the moody croony Bing Crosby version) So…a White Christmas, is it too much to ask?
Well, according to Accuweather AND Weather.com…2008 might be the year where I can experience a White Christmas. It snowed today, it’s going to snow on Friday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and possibly next THURSDAY a.k.a. Christmas! Even if it doesn’t snow, I’m sure there will be substantial snow on the ground.
Friday’s storm sounds like it has the potential to be a doozy, too!Filed under nostalgia, snow, weather | Comment (0)
I am one of those unique people who appreciates all seasons, all weather. I love a cold winter night as much as I like a sunny summer afternoon.
Let’s recap from a previous post:
- Hot chocolate!!!! Yes, hot chocolate especially with soy milk and WHIPPED CREAM!
- The smell of fireplaces. (I wish we had one.)
- Better yet: blizzards! I love me a blizzard. I love being snowed in when they don’t plow my street because then I can walk to Keltic Krust for cookies and hot chocolate! And later to Crowley’s for some beer.
- The picturesque leaves changing.
- Hot apple cider.
- Thanksgiving (and noodle kugel) because I only have kugel over Thanksgiving and Christmas!
- Christmas and spending time with family.
- The sound of the radiators at night.
- Using the steam room at the YMCA when I know it’s freezing out. Something’s very comforting about it.
- Having an excuse to just lie around the house watching TV, playing cards and board games with Matt, and reading.
- Brunch! This can be done year round but I particularly love it in the winter because it’s all comfort foods!
- Scarves, hats, and gloves. Fashionable AND functional!
- Cooking! When it’s 80 degrees in the kitchen, I don’t always feel like cooking. But in the fall and winter, I love it. I make extras and stick ‘em in the freezer.
- Flannel nightgowns!!
- Cream of Wheat. I know, Cream of Wheat is actually kind of gross but it reminds me of when I was a kid. We’d have that and hot chocolate on cold winter mornings. Also, waffles.
- Our attic. It’s so warm and cozy in the winter. I could just live up there. Actually, I probably would if the attic stairs weren’t so scary.
- Valentine’s Day. People hate it, but I really like it - CANDY! Especially because Matt and I like to go to CVS the day after Valentine’s Day and get candy on discount.
- At the end of winter when bulbs start poking out from the ground.
- Getting pizza or Chinese food delivered because it’s too cold to go outside.
- Shoveling the sidewalk. People think I’m nuts for liking this. But the way I see it, it’s great exercise AND it’s usually a time to chit chat with neighbors because the whole neighborhood is out there shoveling!
- The winter is the only time of the year when I don’t have allergies.
- Wearing pajama pants under long skirts. Nobody ever knows how comfortable I am!
- Cold, sunny days after a snowfall. Everything glows.
- Oktoberfest! BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Chamomile tea with honey.
- Cuddling with my cat…he’s not so cuddly when it’s hot out.
- Turtlenecks. I like to watch TV with the neck part of the turtleneck pulled over my mouth and nose. It’s very cozy.
- Getting into my car and not scalding my hands on the steering wheel.
And now I have a few more to add:
- CLEMENTINES! I just bought my first crate of the season on Sunday and I’ve really been enjoying them.
- Convertible mittens! After years of coveting them, I finally broke down and bought a pair. What do I mean by convertible mittens, you ask? Here is an example!
- A few months of a break from gardening. I love gardening, but between November and April, it’s kind of nice to not have to worry about watering the tomatoes, harvesting the lettuce, making sure none of the flowers die. Instead we can just work on adding to our compost so we have some nice soil come spring. (Though we still have our Aerogarden, but that is low maintenance. Speaking of which, final harvest might be coming soon…)
- Being a homebody. Come to our house and we’ll drink wine and play Taboo!
- CrockPot cooking. Mmm…maybe I’ll make chili next week.
- Tea tea tea. Yerba Mate tea.
- Cinnamon toast! And thanks to this I can just easily shake out the proper ratio of cinnamon and sugar.
- Heating pads. I have bad circulation so my feet are often as cold as ice. When it’s cold, I put the heating pad on my feet and I put a blanket on em.Filed under Fun stuff, food, snow, weather | Comment (1)