Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gratitude Day 10

We had a bit of a cold snap today. We went to the library when the sun was shining, wearing only our jackets. We left the library in a flurry of big, fat, juicy snowflakes.

I have always been a fan of winter. I'd rather be cold than warm. So I am really happy to be living in a place with real winter again. On this tenth day of gratitude, I find myself thankful for the cold weather, because it allows me to bundle up and be cozy. There is something so wonderful about getting hot chocolate from 7-11 (I'm high class, I know), or throwing on a sweater, or wrapping up in a blanket. I've got a mountain of blankets in my possession. I am typing this in my slippers and robe. (By the way, I'd like to point out that I think Snuggies are dumb. A Snuggie is just a robe backwards. How is this a revolutionary idea?) (And yes, I look like a white trash housewife in my slippers and robe. I'm high class. See above.) And flannel pajamas? Yes, please.

And while we are talking about it, there is something absolutely magical about the first snow of the season. I don't care how much you hate snow, you have to admit, it's like magic. White flakes gently falling from the sky, softly blanketing the ground. Nothing like it. I'm thankful for that, too.


Lauren said...

Right now, I'm wearing my big robe that we got from our wedding night stay at Grand America (ooo), and my slippers are sitting on the floor next to me. THIS is how I work from home on Fridays. I am a big fan of you and your robe/slippers!
Also, hooray for winter.
I have this perfect snapshot memory of a snowstorm our freshman year of high school and since my brother, Pete, wouldn't stick around to wait and give me a ride home most days, I walked to Erin's house. The whole walk home was gorgeous. The streets hadn't been plowed yet or hardly even driven on so everything was white. And silent. I love how it muffles all of the sounds. You can mesmerize yourself with the sound of your own feet crunching in the snow.
Okay, done with my rambling.

The Martinsen Family said...

I have my slippers on too, but I'm in St. George. How much of a wimp am I?

Celeste said...

I have to agree I love it when it snows! Just because I don't like being IN the snow for long periods of time doesn't mean that I don't love to watch it snow and to see the world covered in white. I wouldn't be sad if we got more of that around here! But alas, I live in Southern Utah... Need I say more?