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12-08-2009, 11:40 AM
I know we will have griping when things get very cold and blizzardy. Sure it's cold and dark and snowy in most places and there are no flowers but let's look at theeh good stuff.

My dogs just came in from outside and smell wonderful! (I'd forgotten that ozone scent.)
The sun is shining and the trees look beautiful in their lace.
Woodstoves and quilts are a comfort.
Baking beans and roasting chicken smell better than in summer.

Add yours.

12-08-2009, 11:48 AM
Since I am not a normal coffee drinker- I love when it starts to get cold drinking coffee in the mornings- and hot chocolate in the afternoons!(SBD friendly, of course!)

Get togethers with family and friends
Coming home to the Christmas lights on if DH has got here before me :)
Lots of good soup
snow- on the rare occasion we get it!
OOh- and my big heavy down alternative comforter we bring out when it gets cold!

ELF! I love that movie!
"Buddy the elf, whats your favorite color?"
"Smilings my favorite!"

12-08-2009, 12:07 PM
I love:
the christmas lights
sitting by the fireplace sipping coco
Spending time with my family and friends
Christmas trees
The yummy foods (occasionally..hehe)
Giving gifts..and getting
the soup
making snowmen and having snowball fights
taking walks while it's snowing all around

It's also, basically a love/hate relationship with winter..haha..

12-08-2009, 12:30 PM
I love winter and we are getting a big snowstorm here in WI. I love all the seasons but winter is a time of rest so to speak after a busy summer in the garden with all the canning and freezing. The hills in WI are so beautiful, all white and glistening. And the wood stove keeps us toasty warm. When the 10 kids were all home, it was a time of fun as they hooked up the horses and skied behind them or built home made hockey rinks on the cement behind the garage. Cocoa and toast was their favorite breakfast. It is pretty quiet around here now but once in awhile, the 10 grand kids come and then it is very lively again.

12-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Snowstorms when I don't have to be anywhere but home :)

little chick
12-08-2009, 12:36 PM
I am not a huge fan of winter cuz I hate to be Cold. But I do like a few things:

Skiing on non freezing days with my family
the beauty of the trees after a snow storm.
Snuggling up with my hubby :)
I love Christmas
I love making foot prints in the new snow.

12-08-2009, 01:15 PM
I like snow days (ie: day off work because there is too much snow!) :)

12-08-2009, 01:35 PM
spring! ;)

12-08-2009, 02:16 PM
Cynic! :rofl:

12-08-2009, 02:27 PM
Blizzard here too, today and tomorrow! :(

I'm not working today! :)
I am supposed to work tomorrow. :mad:
Love my hot jasmine tea.
Cookie bake & exchange with my girls and relatives this weekend.
My dogs adore the snow. They went out 6 times in 4 hours last night!
Love decorating the house for the holidays.
Lots of chili and hot soup.
OK I can't think of anything else. (I'm dreading trying to drive in this tomorrow!)

12-08-2009, 02:36 PM
Love being home on snowy days with hot soup and coffee of course.
Always have a dozen projects planned for the loom and knitting and beading and always so disappointed that maybe only three quarters get done. Have to reduce my stash.
take care

12-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Cozy slipper
Christmas sweaters
Birds at the feeder and suet

12-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Ruth - you like the birds because all of those piggy siskins from Canada are in our yard!

12-08-2009, 04:34 PM
Believe it or not, I can come up with some:

The food holidays
Fire in the fireplace
Heavy "comfort" foods (Cajun Lentils and Brown Rice, Mac n Cheese, etc)
The smell of a fresh Christmas tree
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
A Charlie Brown Christmas

12-08-2009, 06:17 PM

2>Red Noses of little kids who have been playing out side!

3> Sparking snow covered trees.

I really don't like winter because of the cold. Not the snow!

12-08-2009, 06:59 PM
1. snow days when I get to stay home and enjoy the snow, rather than having to drive in it
2. luxurious bubble baths after a long cold day
3. snuggling together in bed to keep warm
4. a bowl of hot oatmeal in the morning
5. soft flannel pajamas and warm fuzzy slippers
6. taking a walk at night in the newly fallen snow, when the moon turns everything blue
7. waking up to a world that's been transformed into a winter wonderland overnight
8. curling up with a good book and a cup of tea on a snowy afternoon
9. the excitement of children getting ready to go play in the first snowfall
10. looking ahead to the first day of spring

12-08-2009, 07:01 PM
We are expecting another 6 inches here tomorrow.
I love snowmobiling
building giant snowmen with my kids
shoveling the porch and stairs...its a little added exercise!
I love feeling the need to make chili and chicken soup

12-08-2009, 09:33 PM
Sledding of course, and watching my delighted children play in it.

But really....that amazing silence. Somehow, when it snows, and the wind is still, it is so...silent. And every sound (especially your boots on fresh snow) has this loud crispness to it.

LOVE IT!!! (in controlled amounts!)

12-08-2009, 11:44 PM
All the things everyone else has said :) We have wimpy winters here. I grew up in Pensylvania, and we had wonderful winters For two years, I lived half a mile from a Christmas tree farm-- just open forest to wander in -- and it was SO beautiful in the snow.

12-09-2009, 07:19 AM
two words - Snow Day! Okay, it's actually a WFH day as long as the power stays on but it's still a bonus

12-09-2009, 08:01 AM
• Snow on the pine trees
• Wandering through the woods on snowshoes
• Snowmen with crooked faces guarding houses and yards

12-09-2009, 08:03 AM
It took a bit of thinking since my favorite winter activity is thinking about Spring.

I love all the holiday bazaars and craft sales.
I enjoy all the special programs at the local churches and schools.
I love mornings at the pool since only the die hard locals are out.
I enjoy having several months mud free since the doggies don't wipe their feet.
I like holiday baking for others since I don't eat much of it-usually my Grandmother's special recipes.
I like blazing through the snow in my 4WD.

Sheba's Mom
12-09-2009, 06:29 PM
What's not to love!!! I'm a winter person and love it all!!

Favs would be:
Doggie snow feet - we have long haired German Shepherds and the snow gets balled between their toes.
Long, thick doggie winter coats
Fires in the fireplace
A good book, blanket and fire
Hats, scarves and mittens
Crockpot anything
The complete silence during a snow storm (one without wind of course)
Helping my hubby put up lights
Long walks with the dogs making tracks in the new snow

12-09-2009, 11:47 PM
What's not to love!!! I'm a winter person and love it all!!

That would be 16" of snow yesterday & today with blizzard force winds. Had to find someone to get me to work with a 4-wheel drive and worked extra to cover staff who couldn't get in. :(

I love a nice gentle snow anyday but this is crazy!