Although any Northern would probably scoff at our 1-2 feet of snow or less, this is a novelty for a southern state. You’ll have to excuse our giddiness and inexperience. Here in the mountains there has been sledding and ice skating (on frozen ponds!!) for days on end and lots of cuddling around fires afterwards.
I like having to walk more and feeling the snow crunch under my boots. Its kind of fun layering on as many cloths as possible and trying to waddle around. Plus when it snows you have an excuse to stay in the house watch movies, make cookies, and drink tea and hot chocolate because you can’t really get anywhere! I love excuses to be lazy!
Now don’t get me wrong snow and below freezing temperatures are great, but they’re a pretty stunning reality check, too. I came home from vacation to find frozen pipes (luckily nothing burst) and a faulty heat pump that just couldn’t cut the cold. The heat pump also drys me out and I’ve had a stuffy nose for I don’t know how long now. Plus I can only be lazy for so long, and then I start making excuses to go to Goodwill or thrift shops just to get outta the house.
But, nonetheless there is something magical and wondrous about a snowfall wrapping everything in its cleansing and calming grasp making us all slow down, at least for a little while.