Aaah, winter. Here in southeastern Virginia, you have a tendency to be mild but sometimes, yes sometimes, you’re a mean ole bee-otch. Like right now. Hey, thanks for that whole “bombocyclone” thingy that dropped temperatures as well as a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town. That was awesome. Sharing the snow wealth from neighbor to neighbor. *eye roll* I didn’t really feel like shoveling on a rest day, thankyouverymuch.
So, let’s talk about all the really wonderful things that winter has to offer. (hint: there’s sarcasm hidden in that sentence).
1. All the layers.
I mean, seriously, put on all the clothes just to leave the house….then overheat in the car on the way to the store. Get out of the car at the store and freeze because you took all those layers off. Put everything back on, go into the store, take off all the winter gear and put it in the cart. Grab another cart to fit your groceries because the first cart is full of coats, hats, and gloves. Hope you brought a shopping buddy to push one of those carts!!
2. Static electricity
I mean, what’s not to love? You get up, move around your house, touch something, and ZAP! POW! OW!
3. Runny noses
Went out for a run the other day. I swear my nose ran faster than I did. Ha! If my nose is running, does that count as exercise? Do I still need to go run? #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmm Plus, I’m going through tissues like crazy. It’s like I’m Gretel leaving a tissue trail so I know how to find my way home…
Don’t get me wrong, I actually LOVE snow! It’s beautiful, peaceful, and FUN. Hello, snowball fights, snow angels, snowmen, and snow forts! Shoveling it, however, is a different story. Especially that part at the end of the seemingly mile-long driveway where the snow plows have pushed all sorts of nasty, slushy, heavy snow and have basically created a wall that you have to break through. #goodtimes That counts as a workout, right?
5. Black ice
It’s like Mother Nature’s gift to viral YouTube videos. You can’t run on it, you can’t drive on it, you can’t even see it – it should be illegal.
Okay, so I’m not actually “anti-winter.” I actually like cooler weather because I like fires in my fireplace, comfort food (definitely tastes better in the winter), fuzzy socks, all the sweaters and boots, and all the crisp breezes. But, there are aspects of winter that I “love” to hate. This post was mostly in jest but….is it summer yet? 😉Click To Tweet