Wednesday, November 16, 2005
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!