Writer’s Workshop: Six Great Things About Winter

For those of you who think about those things, happy winter solstice. Winter’s not my most favorite season of the year, but it comes in second or third. Here are six reasons why.

  1. I live in the South, so we don’t get much winter weather. We’re generally good for one big snowfall a year, and we had ours a couple of weeks ago.

We do get ice on occasion, but thankfully we don’t have to go out and drive in it. When the weather’s bad, we just stay home.
2. Our favorite week of the year is in winter. When my company was a division of Dun & Bradstreet, we got the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, but we’ve always liked that week anyway. Christmas (and all the attendant hoopla) is over, and there’s this feeling of “let’s just wait until next year to start anything new.”
3. Our anniversary is also in winter. We’ll be married 40 years this January 28.
4. Spring training is in winter. The other day, this was posted to Instagram:

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I wish it were today! πŸ’―

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Some of us have been counting the days since the last out on November 1. The season actually starts in March this year, so there’s not much longer to wait. Baseball is the only sport I follow, so it’s kind of a big deal.
5. TV is generally first-run. It’s a small thing, but I like the fact that there are shows I haven’t seen yet. Not that we watch a whole lot of TV, and a lot of that is reruns from twenty years ago (or more), but still, new episodes are something to look forward to.
6. It’s over quicker than you think. Again, we live in the South, and except for one year when we got over a foot of snow in mid-March, winter is generally over by early March.

So there are my six reasons. What are yours?

16 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: Six Great Things About Winter

  1. What I love about winter:
    1) The first snowfall
    2) The snowfalls that cling to the trees and everything else (winter wonderland)
    3) Snow at Christmas, because there can be nothing else
    4) When El Nino gives us a mild winter
    5) When spring actually arrives in March
    6) When I look at the forecast of highs in the single digits for a week straight and then wake up from a dream.

    #6 is not a dream. It’s our expected highs starting Sunday and Monday. Frozen tundra here we come!


  2. LOL Walken in A Winter Wonderland. Thanks for that. We are having some pretty cold nights but no snow or anything resembling such, not even frost yet. Absolutely to #4. I can’t wait to see my guys on the field again. If I haven’t said it before, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mary.


  3. Not sure I have six, but I really like how often the sun is visible through the bare trees, especially at sunrise and sunset (which both fall within the normal part of my day).


  4. Early congrats on your 40th wedding anniversary!
    My 6 things I love about winter
    1) I love cold weather
    2) I love snow in December as seems to enhance the feeling of Christmas
    3) My hubby and I celebrated our 13th anniversary on Dec. 6
    4) Our area has mild winters and summers and all four seasons
    5) If the weather is ugly, we stay at home since we’re both retired folk.
    6) We live in an apartment complex and don’t have to shovel snow.

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    1. Happy belated anniversary, and for that matter Christmas! #6 is by far the most important. When we first moved here, our neighbors all told us that when it snows here everyone just stays home. It’s worked well for us…

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  5. I loooove the winter. I’m so happy. So far, we’ve only had one terrible cold week, and that was on account of the wind. I’m most comfortable. Hoping for lots of snow this weekend πŸ˜€


        1. Thanks! I hope yours was merry.

          Big fat flakes is how our snow started a couple of weeks ago, and it took a while, but it stuck. I heard somewhere we got ten inches of snow, though I think ours was a little closer to six.

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