Friday Five

It’s A Winter Friday Five

As posted at  RevGalBlogPals, where you can see Singing Owl’s wintry view:

1. What is the thermometer reading at your house this morning?
It was 15 when I drove The Princess to school this morning.

2. Snow—love it or hate it?
As one of those people "from away," in my case a Southern state, I have never gotten over thinking snow is gorgeous. That said, we’ve had a lot this winter, so I am not praying for more, or not much at one time, anyway.

3. What is winter like where you are?
It has actually been less snowy here in the past twenty years (my time in the northeast) than it was historically. (Global warming, perhaps?) The winters are pretty manageable for me. If we don’t have a couple of big snowstorms, at least, I’m disappointed. It’s definitely cold here, with or without snow, although last year we had an unusually mild winter.

4. Do you like winter sports? Any good stories? Nope, not a one. I’m a wimp about exercising where there might be ice, knowing how likely to break myself I am.

5. What is your favorite season, and why?
I love fall. I enjoy the cooler but not yet cold weather, and I love to watch the leaves turn.

Bonus: Share a favorite winter pick-me-up. A recipe, an activity, or whatever. My favorite thing is a snow day spent with my kids. That might involve baking (not this winter, too point-y…) or just cuddling up to watch movies together with a fire in the fireplace.

7 thoughts on “It’s A Winter Friday Five”

  1. So bizarre reading about everyone’s mild winters last year. We spent a month where the temperature never went into double digits. Incidentally, that was the beginning of the end of my exercise motivation. My sporadic motivation has lasted an entire year and now it’s freezing outside again and I can’t want to wake up and go to the gym, driving through ice and snow….but maybe if I stopped eating all my points in pre-dinner snacks, that wouldn’t be such a problem! I admire your tenacity in this endeavor you have undertaken–you inspire, friend! (PS–my chili recipe is very few points–some friends and I made it up during a particularly WW-conscious period in our lives…)

  2. I like snow days too with my kids too, although at 19 and 16 they are less likely to snuggle…but if I’m lucky they will at least watch it with me!

  3. I remember how much I loved to bake/cook when I lived in RI and NJ! (I gained weight, too) It’s cozy to cook in the cold. I also love fall, but there isn’t one here in south Texas. I miss colorful autumns very much.

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