5 THINGS I “LOVE” ABOUT WINTER

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.

Aaah, winter. Here in south eastern 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 and a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town.

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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!

Aaah, winter. Here in south eastern 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 and a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town.

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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…

Aaah, winter. Here in south eastern 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 and a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town.

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4. Snow

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?

Aaah, winter. Here in south eastern 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 and a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town.

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? 😉

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Tell me:

  1. What’s your least favorite thing about winter?
  2. What’s your most favorite thing about winter?
  3. Do you live somewhere that gets snow?

11 COMMENTS

  1. Farrah | 7th Jan 18

    hahaha, I’m fairly anti-winter, so I reallyyy can’t wait til it warms up again. I miss California! :'( I do like the hot soups, candles, and fuzzy socks though!

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 7th Jan 18

      Omigosh, normally I 💜 winter but this is for the birds. i’m totally ready for spring! 😂

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 8th Jan 18

      Ooh, fuzzy socks are the best!! I saw on the news it’s possibly going to get up to 70 on Friday. That’s crazy!!!

  2. Wendy | 5th Jan 18

    Haha! I experienced all of this on my runs this week. I couldn’t help but laugh at how long it took me to get ready to run. I can’t imagine doing a run streak and only running a mile when it takes me just as long to get dressed! You hit the nail on the head.

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 5th Jan 18

      Omigosh, it takes like 20 minutes to get ready for a run! 😂 Heck, it took just about that long to get ready to go to the Y for my fun this morning and then, it took extra time to get all that extra clothing off before I got on the treadmill. Good grief! I cannot wait for Spring! 😂

  3. Chelsea Stockdale | 5th Jan 18

    HAHA I love this post girl! Also, that Friends episode is just too funny!!! I’m SO over the static electricity! The other my dog came up to me and shocked me with his nose and I literally almost died! lol! We both jumped about 10 feet! 🙂

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 5th Jan 18

      I was at my daughter’s and I totally shocked my new grandson! 😱 I felt so awful!! He didn’t even flinch so I must have taken the brunt of it but still, I felt so bad! 😭
      That was actually one of my favorite episodes! That and the smelly cat one. 😂😂

  4. San | 5th Jan 18

    We don’t really have winter where I live (no snow, anyway)… which I guess is great for the every day because you don’t have to deal with traffic on icy roads and such.
    I love winter though when I can got the mountains for skiing 🙂

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 5th Jan 18

      Oooh, I’ve never been skiing! I’m sure I would fall and break something. lol I actually DO love winter – just not all parts of it. haha Ran on the treadmill this morning at the Y and every time I went to adjust the speed, I got a shock. I’m surprised the treadmill didn’t quit in protest! LOL

  5. Shelby @Fitasamamabear | 5th Jan 18

    I like snow when it’s semi warm out. Currently it’s -30 outside my door and I dislike that part 😛

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 5th Jan 18

      Yikes!! -30 is no joke!! 😱😱 You should move. 😂

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