Wednesday, November 16, 2005

First snow


As my feet escaped from underneath the covers and hit the floor this morning I realized that perhaps we should reconsider using our heat. For some reason, our room is freezing, like North Pole freezing. The kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and Maxwell's rooms all stay warm, but our room is that room that all homes have that seems to always be cold.
Anyway, as I gazed out the window into another overcast day, my eyes soon hit the ground where I found snow! Yes, snow. I really was surprised. I just was not ready for it yet. But alas, there it lays, and it shows no sign of stopping at this point. All the thoughts of winter came rushing into my head, the love/hate relationship I have with it.

I hate winter, because I hate feeling the cold bitter wind rush unto my skin even though I was sure I covered up every inch of exposed skin. I love winter because of bundling up and putting on fabulous mittens, scarf, and hat.

I hate winter because I hate getting out of bed in the morning. I want to stay under the blankets all day. I love winter because my morning cup of coffee never tastes better!

I hate winter because I hate wearing socks. I love winter because I am thankful for socks to keep my toes warm.

I hate winter because I hate the slushy dirty snow. I love winter because I love going out to a quiet space late at night when it is snowing and feeling the snowflakes on my face and enjoying the peace and quiet.

I hate winter because I hate driving in the snow. I love winter because I love playing in the snow!

I hate winter because of the cold, I love winter because it is more fun to snuggle up with your husband...and intertwining your freezing feet in his warm ones.

Mostly I love winter, it reminds me of one of my favorite books, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (coming out Dec. 9th! http://books.narnia.com/discover/explore/explorenarnia.html)

But most of all it means that Christmas is coming; time to celebrate our Saviors birth! What a wonderful time of year!

6 comments:

Jane Swanson said...

You are an excellent writer my dear. Do I see an Authorship in your future some day?!
love,
mom jane

cherie said...

I so agree. What a wonderful surprise(?) to read your beautiful blogs. Except I seem to remember you winning a writer's contest in Middle School.
Love,
Mom

loren said...

Hi Anne,

Winter is good for one thing, if properly prepared for. To snuggle up in a warm pocket under the covers and sleep soundly. Not possible in the heat of the night in summer!

Shawn L said...

true enough on the whole of winter...

Naria sounds great I love it as well. My kids all want to go as we like to play narnia in the backyard and such. I should really read more Lewis stuff it's very good. I read alot of his little quotes, but very few full fledged books from him. Hey if Piper likes him he could be good.

For some reason I love pilgrim's progress a bit more because it makes me dig into the bible everytime. Though I like the writing style of narnia better as sometimes Pilgrim's Progress is a bit corny at times, I am enamered with the scriptures that pour out of Bunyan in his thinking about everything.

Danielle said...

This is a beautiful blog, and I love coming to "visit." I must say I love snow more than hate it, especially if I get a surprise day off of work!!

Zoe said...

What a beautiful picture! Snow! I love snow! I love late night sledding with my hubby!