Monday, January 21, 2008

Top Ten Reasons to Love Winter

10. The bottled water you left in the car last night now makes a great ice pack.
9. Snow makes it easier for the Pillsbury Doughboy to play hide-and-seek.
8. No leaves to rake.
7. Who needs water to mop the kitchen floor? Recycle. Use the melting clots of snow.
6. Free ice skating rink—the driveway.
5. With gas prices this high, who wants to feed the lawn mower anyway?
4. Winter affords the opportunity for scientists and junior high boys to practice cryogenics without the unnecessary expenditure of valuable research funds. Stick a cat outside at twenty below zero—instant MeowSicle. (Cat lovers, I apologize).
3. Driving behind a snow plow—an adventure of beauty and wonder as you motor along through the tunnel of cascading ice crystals, marveling at the beauty and wondering if you’re still somewhere on the road.
2. Winter, an easy, inexpensive way to test which of your pairs of shoes don’t have good traction.
1. It’s one of God’s most magnificent creations. He obviously spent a lot of time on the details, so I’d better learn to appreciate it. That, and curling up in front of the fireplace which is a lot more appealing now than when the air conditioner is running. Job 38:22—“Have you seen the treasuries of the snow?”


Heather@Mommymonk said...

Reason 11: testing your personal endurance levels. Can you stay outside in -30 degree weather for an hour? (I think I can, I think I can...)
Reason 12: The yard decorations (snowman and fort) don't wilt or need watering.
Reason 13: A good excuse to turn on the oven to warm up the cookies (I mean house).

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Jennifer Tiszai said...

You know, as a California girl, I never thought I'd live anywhere with snow. Don't you just love what God does when you say never? So now I'm spending my first winter in Indiana and find that I love how beautiful it is. Ice, now that's a challenge. :)

Mary Pierce said...

When I lived in California, I actually started MISSING winter... but today with snow blustering and minus 40 wind chills expected I think... It just DOESN'T get any better than this!
We must be crazy ;-)