Winter: Friend or Foe

Yes, it's only October, but if you've been to a your local mall or favorite store recently, then you've probably already seen Christmas decorations being put up; a painful reminder of what's to come.

Personally, I hate Winter! I hate the cold-to-the-bone temperatures, the idiot drivers who either drive too fast or too slow for weather conditions, the holiday shopping season (with the exception of Black Friday, which I love!) But I have to wonder, is Winter a friend or foe?

Like everything else in life, there are pros and cons.

*Pretty scenery of the snow, especially on trees.
*Sled riding, skiing, snowboarding..let's face it, it can't happen without snow!
*Hoodies & sweatpants weather..ahhhh tis the season to look like you just rolled out of bed.
*Snowball fights
*Christmas festivities (or is this a con? Hmm.)
*Nothing like snuggling up with a blanket & a cup of hot cocoa on a couch during a snowfall.
*It's okay to be a couch potato because everyone else is during Winter.
*Drinking with buddies around a toasty campfire.

*It's too freakin' COLD!!
*Not that I need to mention it again, but...idiotic drivers.
*Christmas festivities (again, not sure which category to put this in lol)
*Putting on 3 layers of everything just to go outside to walk your dog.
*Getting your car snowed in by a plow truck.
*Boredom sets in from lack of Winter-friendly activities to do.
*Can't drink with buddies around a campfire for more than 30 mins w/o freezing your a** off.
*Why is it only super windy during Winter & not during summer days when we want it to be?

Every year before Winter hits, I tell myself to look forward to Winter and all the stuff that you can only do during Winter time. By January, I'm usually so irritated with all the cold and snow that I start looking online for other states that I can move to that don't have Winters. The only thing that prevents me from making the move is that (1) snow & Christmas go hand in hand for me (I couldn't imagine a Christmas without snow) (2) I love sled riding!! I'm such a kid at heart. ;)

I guess it's up to you to figure out if Winter is your friend or foe. For me, it's a love/hate relationship, one that I will never leave. And I'm okay with that.


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