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.
- 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:
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?