But even with global warming (or what my republican friends call “the natural warming cycle of the earth”) the earliest I can hope for spring is the end of March. <insert big, audible, tortured sigh>
And worse, when many of my friends are escaping to warm-weather vacations during February break, I’ll be here. “Staycationing” with my kids who have no school. While Hubs is
escaping to his office extra-early every day working hard to bring home the bacon.
Staycation. BAH. More like torturous-week-from-hell-cation. In which my kids have contests to see who can make me snap first, knowing I will give up and feed them ice cream in front of the tee-vee just to give myself
60 30 minutes of relative quiet.
Even if it is quiet that is occasionally pierced by the squeaky voices of British cartoon pigs or a big-headed exploring preschooler. I’ll take what I can get.
BUT. If you’re in the same boat as me, cheer up, mama! I brainstormed a list of things that are actually good about winter. Or at least, things that make winter suck a little less.
Maybe we just need to think positively to get through these next few months, right?
Repeat after me: That wine glass is half full, not half empty!
See? Being positive is easy!
7 things that are actually good about winter. I guess.
No need to shave. Who’s gonna see those hairy legs? NO ONE, that’s who. Not even Hubs sees my legs because he won’t leave the heat on in our room at night. (This is not to torture me, it’s because of the crazy loud baseboard heater in our room that keeps him awake.) Which means no skin shows. At all. Ever.
So in our 59 degree room I don my oh-so-sexy flannel pjs pants, ancient sweatshirt from junior high (yes, really!), fuzzy socks, and dive under the covers. And stay there. With my hairy legs. Which are probably helping to keep me warm.
Big sweaters. Ah, the time of year when wearing a giant article of clothing that covers from neck to knees is acceptable. Even fashionable! God bless the poncho, I say.
No need to diet. See “big sweaters” above. Who’s going to know an extra 5 lbs is hanging around my middle? No one. Diets are for spring. Or never.
No need to take down holiday lights. Too lazy to take down the Christmas lights? No problem! In an especially cold and snowy winter like this one, twinkling lights outside can be considered downright festive. Even in late February. Laziness 1, Ambition 0.
Hats. No need to get those roots touched up. Hell, no need to even wash your hair. Throw on a cute hat and you’re done. And since it’s so freakin’ cold here, no one thinks twice about you wearing your hat everywhere. Like at the mall. Or at Zumba. Whatever. It’s fine.
No bugs. In the warmer months we get ants, millipedes, and worst of all – earwigs. YUCK. Which means I am always sweeping and cleaning the floors in an effort to ward them away. But in winter? No bugs. Which means
no less cleaning for my kids me.
Travel coffee mugs. It’s cold. People expect you to be holding a travel mug of coffee all day long. So who’s to know what’s actually in that mug, right? Coffee? Vodka? Wine? It’s anybody’s guess!
See? Winter = lazy personal hygiene, less cleaning, and better stuff in your coffee mug. What’s not to love?
What do you do to make your winter suck a little less?
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