Thanks to a bout of snow and ice, I’ve received three unexpected days off work. It’s one of the pleasures of teaching in the winter. That led me to this week’s Friday’s Favorite Five topic, favorite things about winter.
It’s my absolute favorite holiday, and the best thing about winter. It doesn’t seem like Christmas if the temperatures aren’t near freezing or below. It’s rare that we get a white Christmas in Southeast Missouri, but when we do, it’s icing on the cake.
As I mentioned in the introduction, snow means an unexpected break from work. Now, I understand that not everyone is lucky enough to be released from work due to hazardous weather conditions. I’ve only taught for nine years, so I worked my share of jobs that did not take snow days. That fact simply makes me appreciate them more and increases my empathy for those that must brave the elements.
Soup and Chili
There’s no rule that states one must only eat soup and chili in the winter, but it simply doesn’t taste the same when it’s eighty degrees and sunny outdoors. Adding soup and chili to my diet is one thing I anticipate as winter approaches.
Heated Throws and Fuzzy Socks
The weather outside is frightful, but heated throws and fuzzy socks are so delightful.
The Best Things About Winter
It eventually ends!
What is your favorite things about winter? Tell me in the comments.
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!