Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ready for Warmer Weather

Happy Groundhog Day! I was so happy to see that Phil did not see his shadow this morning and that we may have an early spring!

I really dislike winter. I think I am a much happier person in the summer, when I can eat lunch outside, get enough Vitamin D3 through the sun and not a pill, I can take walks with Craig around our neighborhood, bike and play tennis.

Before I left for work this morning, I posted a Facebook status that said, "Hooray, no shadow = early spring." My cousin agreed with my statement, but my niece did not. My niece loves winter sports like ice fishing and snowmobiling. She embraces her Minnesota weather and enjoys winter sports. I do not. I am a horrible skiier with two bad knees, don't like fishing and can't stand being cold in general.

To get through this winter, I keep picturing myself during the summer months. I foresee the summer of 2013 being one in which I visit the farmer's markets more often to buy things like these gorgeous strawberries below and support local farmers.

I picture our small container garden, getting frozen yogurt, flowers planted everywhere, weekends at the cabin, May in Europe, hearing birds chirping, riding our bikes on the Oak Leaf trail, and so much more. I cannot wait for the warmer months. :)

Do you enjoy winter? 


  1. I totally agree, I could do without winter. Especially because summertime in Wisconsin is so beautiful. There's so many things I'm looking forward to, and in the meantime I'm tackling indoor house projects so I won't get stuck inside when it's finally nice enough to spend time outdoors again!

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  3. I am not a fan of winter either. I love spring and fall the best, but summer is great too!

  4. I agree - so over winter! I can't wait until this weather breaks for good.

  5. Winter is not my favorite but I try to be in the mindset that it gets better. The bright side (literally) is that it's lighter later in the day.

  6. I like winter but feel it should end on Feb 28.