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Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Five; Winter

Brrrr! Baby, it’s COLD outside! At least that is the case where I am this morning. We are in a January deep freeze. Have a cup of hot tea and tackle five easy seasonal questions.

1. What is the thermometer reading at your house this morning?
Well, on NBC News, it was 22o, no thermometer out my 11th floor window, Maybe I should get one

2. Snow—love it or hate it?
I love the first hour of it,, but walking in NYC in the grey slush, for days, down the subway stairs, having cars splash you, and falling down. Give me SPRING!

3. What is winter like where you are?
See above, Not so much as where I grew up in North Eastern Ohio where we got lots of lake effect snow. And snow days from school!

4. Do you like winter sports? Any good stories?
Not really. I don't like being cold, or having a runny nose, When I was a kid, I played in the driveway with my cousin who was kind of heavy. The driveway was cut out of a hillock of land and the snow drifted in there and it was fun to play in, until my chubby cuz jumped in and couldn't get out. I ran for help.

5. What is your favorite season, and why?
I love spring, although I have lots of allergies. Thanks to the higher power for Zyrtec! There's such promise in the air,the days are getting longer, the buds are getting fat on the trees and then bursting through! Then, finally, peonies are available at the Korean markets. I love Peonies.

Bonus: Share a favorite winter pick-me-up. A recipe, an activity, or whatever.
Get out. Don't be a couch potato (like I'm tempted to do) Go out during the days to get that good vitamin D. Go to a museum!


Sally said...

Good advice abt getting out- so hard, but sooo good when you do it!

Shawna Renee said...

I don't think Chicago is quite as bad as NYC as far as the flying slush goes. But yeah, the snow here does not stay pretty for long. We live right by Grant Park, so we do have a great view of the park and lake.

I've noticed a lot of us RevGals do not like being cold and yet we live in cold places. And people think God doesn't have a sense of humor.

Songbird said...

One of my favorite winters ever was spent in New York City, such fun!

Barbara B. said...

Ooooh, museum! Great choice for a winter pick-me-up activity!