Why I LOVE Winter

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http://www.BakingInATornado.com                         Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com                                       The Momisodes

http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/               Stacy Sews and Schools

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http://dinoheromommy.com/                                   Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

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http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                       Confessions of a part-time working mom

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                   Evil Joy Speaks

http://spinstersnacks.com                                         Spinster Snacks

http://www.fbxadventures.blogspot.com                           FBX Adventures (In Parenting)

http://morethancheeseandbeer.blogspot.com        More Than Cheese and Beer

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com                     Searching for Sanity

http://smalltalkmama.com                                          Small Talk Mama

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                         Juicebox Confession

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com                     Spatulas on Parade

winter collageMy subject is “What do like best/worst about winter?”  It was submitted by http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/

This was such a perfect prompt for me…if you know me at all I HATE THE SUMMER


Dressing Warm: If you dress properly you will always be warm…if you dress like you want to show off the goods or refuse to wear a hat then you deserve to be cold.

CROCHETING: More reasons to crochet and create blankets, scarves, and hats to keep you warm. If you know me you  know my hate for all things heat related. I HATE the heat! I just can’t cool off in the winter. I sweat something pretty awful, I’m a dripping mess. While others are just hot, I’m dripping sweat like the devil’s taint.

SNOW DAYS: Okay I travel a ways to get to work and don’t always get snow days or late starts, but when I do it’s golden.

SWEAT: No need to sweat like a pig in heat. No matter how high you turn up the AC, it never does the trick and the sun beats down on me through the windows of the car. I step out of the car, even after a ten minute drive, in sweat-drenched clothes and feeling nasty as ever.

SNOW FUN: Lots of fun things to do in the snow…heck even making your child walk around and shovel in their snow suits wears them out.

NO DAILY SHAVING: No need to shave every flipping day. Yes, I groom and keep myself from looking like Chewbacca, but I HATE having to shave my legs, under arms, and bikini every flipping day. See I am an Italian woman with dark hair. If I get it waxed it has to grow VERY long for that to happen…NO FLIPPING WAY. So the best thing to do is to just shave…and did I mention I have super sensitive skin that does not like to be shaved every day…

OUTSIDE FRIDGE: If you lost power, you can just stick the food in coolers out in the snow.


TOO MANY LAYERS: Lots of layers just to stay warm and have to take off coat in car so I don’t feel like a stuffed burrito. Fall and Spring is perfect car weather.

DRY SKIN: and achy joints from all the cold weather. I’m talking that hideous, dry skin that makes you feel like the crypt keeper.

DRIVING: Driving to school on horrible roads scared to death I am going to get hit by a speeding moron in a monster truck who thinks he above all rules of safety. Or driving down the highway only to get hit by someone by a block of snow because a jerk of all arrogant jerks refused to clean off his or her car. My favorite season to drive…Fall…all those beautiful colors.

STUCK INSIDE: Being stuck inside due to terrible weather. If you do go out and brave the mall or bounce houses it’s filled with kids whose parents have just given up and refuse to discipline them in any way. You all know how crazy I get about that, so it’s just best to avoid those situations. I love playing with Dino in the fall and spring.

NO SUNLIGHT: Not being able to sit out in the sunlight (on cool days 70 degrees and below preferably) and enjoy the natural light. Do I mean a tan? NOPE, I am the one at the beach hiding under the blanket because I don’t like the sun on my skin. I love the sunlight, but not the sun on me. I am quite happy being pale.

NO POWER: If you lose power, you will FREEZE!!!! Not a nice feeling, LOL. You can make it through no power in the fall and spring.


Okay so there are quite a few things I love and hate about winter…but I will always choose Winter over summer. Winter is the farthest season from the horrible heat of the summer. Don’t get me wrong, winter is not my first choice though…Fall and Spring are. Sure I’m in the minority regarding the warm weather, but if I didn’t sweat something awful and feel so gross as soon as I get out of bed I might have a different attitude. It’s a terrible feeling to be the one dripping sweat while everyone just stares at you wondering what the hell is wrong with you.

How about you? What do you love and hate about winter? Which season
would you choose over all the others? . 

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Why I LOVE Winter — 24 Comments

  1. You’re one of the few people I know who prefer winter over summer, but you certainly make a good case for it. The only thing I really like about winter is watching snow come down (but only when my family is home and safe) and skiing.

  2. I like winter for its magical elements: snow, Christmas, the Elf on the shelf. Once this is over I wouldn’t mind if spring came along.
    The rest of my family has only two words for you: HOCKEY SEASON 😉

  3. Given that Australia is in the throes of our hottest summer in a long time, and today the needle will hit 40 degress (over 100 in farenheit) I’m certainly longing for a little cooler weather, but I know the minute winter shows its face around here I’ll be wishing it was summer again. Fall does seem to be my favourite season. It’s not as hot as summer but nowhere near as cold as winter.

    • yeah, Fall is my favorite…just the perfect combo of cold and warm…and that means winter is coming soon!!!! 🙂 All taht heat…I’d be laying on the floor crying…

  4. I hate being stuck inside when it’s icy but LOVE playing in the snow with my son. There’s not much else that makes him happier. Also? Summertime has way too much humidity and I cannot stand bugs, so there’s that. This winter has sucked a little bit mostly because of school being cancelled so much…I’m with you on spring and fall being the best, Karen. Really fun post!

  5. Oh Karen, I tried to post a comment yesterday from an airplane. I guess it didn’t print. I’m so sorry 🙁 I wrote that, like you I love autumn and spring. It has been so cold this winter…I think I’d still pick summer OVER winter, but for right now, I’m just looking forward to seeing daffodils and tulips. It’s so good to see you back on the swap!

  6. I would definitely pick winter over summer. we just lost power, and we lost power in the summer. I cannot stand the hot and humid. You can only take so much off, but you can keep putting things on – kwim?

    Thanks for this great post!

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