|April 22, 2013|
Honestly, I love winter. It used to be maybe my favorite season of the year, especially before I had kids. I love snuggling up in a cozy blanket and reading a book or watching a movie, but I also love wearing sweaters and sweatshirts and jeans and socks and...well, you get the picture. It's not that I particularly love being cold, but I find it much easier to get to a comfortable temperature in the winter by adding layers, than I do in the summer, when you can only really take off so much clothing before it gets awkward or you get arrested! To me, being hot sucks. I get sweaty and I've been known to feel faint or even black out from being overly heated. Spring and Fall are probably my favorite seasons, now. If I could live somewhere that had an average temperature of around 65-70 degrees F, I would be in heaven! Even if it got up to 75 degrees, I could still hang out outside and not feel like I have to find shade or somewhere with air conditioning.
Even though I really do like the weather to be on the cooler side, as opposed to the warmer side, I am so ready for this winter weather to be done. We really didn't have too much snow and cold this year, but when our two biggest snow storms are in the middle of April, you tend to want it to be over. Now that all of that super heavy snow has melted, our lawn is beautifully green and the trees are starting to show some signs of life. The kids were able to ride their bikes and play in the yard all day, yesterday. It is a wonderful time of year!
I'm already preparing myself for the three hottest months of the year, which I'm really not looking forward to, too much. The plans are in place for trips to the pool, night time activities, and playing outside in the morning...we'll leave the afternoons free for playing in the basement and cat naps!
But for now, I'll enjoy the weather and spending time with my family outside, connecting with the earth and soaking up the vitamin D!