Thursday, November 22, 2007

Season Pangs

It started last night. Like they had been attacked by some sci-fi virus, the water molecules in the falling rain started to mutate and change their structure. Now the ground is completely covered with white, cold, ice crystals. Of course, by this time of year, it usually doesn't seem like some alien weather pattern that has taken over the planet. We're used to snow.

But so far we have had it fairly easy with the occasional rain and temperatures mostly above zero. Now however, the fact has really hit me: winter is just around the corner. The inevitable second thought is: Christmas is just around the corner!

I usually loathe winter, the cold, getting sick etc but I am at least looking forward to some of the things this frosty season has to offer. For example, being safe and warm inside is so much more rewarding when faced with the prospect of sub zero torture. Maybe I'm simply turning a negative into a positive but welcome to the winter of my discontent, I have to. Otherwise I just may not make it through to spring.

So let's be merry and list off the gifts that winter has to offer:

1. Holidays. They are there, really. Just hold on and keep pumping. It may not seem like an immaculate conception but everyone needs some time off. It's also really nice to see friends and family visit again, back from the far off regions that they have moved away to.

2. Spirit. I know this can be a curse to some, including mothers of children that repeat various versions of jingle bells over and over but smile. Have some spirit. It will come in handy when it is minus fifteen and your furnace breaks down.

3. More food. I have many friends who enjoy snacks. They complain that they look like a walrus but who can argue against cookies and hot coco? Certainly not anyone whose mouth is full.

4. An excuse to stay in. "It's too cold to go out" is actually a valid reason not to uncurl from your book and covers. It feels so nice by the fire. On the other hand, having to go anywhere can be a nightmare. Run for cover!

Anyway, so it is not a very long list but I am somewhat excited. I am also terrified but I am somewhat catch up with old friends, have snowball fights, sing carols, set up lights and watch the snow pile up. I'll be watching it from this side of the window as much as possible.


Blogger Chloe said...

you are little pollyanna playing your Game of Glad :)

11:47 p.m.  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

That's generally the excuse people make when they need a reason not to hate Winter: but it's so warm inside!! Yeah :)

But really for lazy ones like me, staying beneath the covers is a perfect excuse, with boooks and hot drinks...ahh :)

(I came here because your last comment on Chloe's was so hilarious )

5:59 p.m.  
Blogger Chloe said...

Mr Glad, you are tagged

9:56 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man...that means Christmas shopping is right around the corner too....YUCK.

6:41 p.m.  

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