I think that I am one of those people who needs one of those light boxes during the winter months. I'm an outside girl and I can get down and out quickly with the prospect of the 4 months of cold we get here in the Bluegrass State. So today I'm focusing on the things that I LOVE about winter to ward off those winter blues:
1. There is NO need to shave. When no desire to shave meets no need to shave, this girl is HAPPY (and hairy on my legs like no one's business).
2. Keebler Almond Crescents. Do you eat these? Oh Mah Word. They are da bomb and they only are in stores from Thanksgiving til Christmas. If your name is Megan Terry you have strategically learned to go and clean out the store the day after Christmas.
3. Toboggans. Nothing cures a bad hair day like a cute toboggan. Same with a scarf. Nothing disguises turkey neck and neck fat like a good scarf.
4. Apple Cider and Cinnamon scented candles. It's like a little vacation for your nose.
5. Bralessness. When it's freezing outside and I need to run out of the house to get the kids off the bus or run to the quickie mart, I can just throw my puffy winter coat on and no one can tell that I'm not wearing a bra underneath. Score!
6. Unexpected snow days. Here, we get out of school if someone spits and it makes a slick spot on the roads. Which means that we get to sleep in but can still get out and do fun things.
7. Hot chocolate with marshmallows. Lately, I've been putting one of those giant campfire marshmallows on top of the hot chocolate and then nuking it so that it makes marshmallow goo in the top of the mug. We are all in love.
8. Craigslist. Have y'all noticed how Craigslist explodes this time of the year? People are purging and trying to make a little bit of money to buy new junk and I've scored some crazy deals on Craigslist this winter. It's a great place to pick up things that Santa's elves can't figure out how to make. Like a new to me stove. I doubt Santa could fit that in his sleigh.
9. Butter. Everything that one wants to make at this time of the year requires butter. As someone who usually restricts the purchasing of real butter, I love splurging in the winter for some good salted butter. It's the little things in life.
10. Christmas music, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas plays, Christmas music and the four main food groups at Christmas: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
What's on your list?