I’m going to be completely honest here…. Winter is my least favorite season. I don’t mean to be pessimistic and there is a lot about winter that I do like – like the holidays and winter apparel – there is a lot that I could do without.
My Car and Driving on Winter Roads
First, I must say thank goodness for car starters! The best gift I have ever given myself is the ability to warm up my car while I am still toasty in my house. The next best gift was buying a car with heated seats – ahh… it’s a luxury I don’t take lightly. Next up – a heated steering wheel!
All that said… On our first cold, winter day, a light came on in my car indicating that my tires need air. This is pretty typical. The last thing I want to do on a freezing cold day is to put air in my tires. Perhaps not the best strategy but I’ve found that if I wait long enough and it warms up a bit that the light will simply go off. Yea!
The roads…. One rain/snowfall and the roads are a disaster. Despite driving well below the speed limit and with extra space between the cars around me I’ve still found myself in way too many near accidents. I’ve already slid through two stop signs this season and that was all in one day!
It’s So Cold
I live in Minnesota, one of the colder states in the United States. I should be used to it, right? Well, first, I am not from here originally. While I’ve always lived in colder climates, Minnesota has taken the cake for the coldest climate that I’ve lived in.
And… I simply don’t like to be cold. If given the choice I would much rather be too warm than too cold. Once a chill sets in, I can never seem to get warm again!
The Outside Layers
While I do kind of enjoy new sweaters, I am already tired of the layers of outer wear that I need to put on to stay warm. Jackets, scarves, mittens, thick, warm boots, etc… It just seems like such a big to do to go anywhere when all this is involved!
Before you say it too loudly about my winter rant… I will say that the snow on the trees can be simply gorgeous! I LOVE hot chocolate and what better time to take a big sip of it then on a cold, winter day! And hugs… there is nothing better than a big warm hug on a winter day! Lastly, there’s fireplaces, blankets, and candles – all of which come out more in the winter and I LOVE all these things! So, before I bah humbug this whole season, I will admit there are some lovely things about it!
What’s your Least Favorite Season?
Which season do you like the least? What is it about that season that puts it at the bottom of your list?