Gosh I love the Christmas season. I’m curled up in bed with Nicholas right now watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I don’t think I’ve missed a year watching this….well, ever!
Just sitting here watching this thinking to myself about the weather and how mild it’s been so far this winter. Here we sit on the 1st of December and we’ve only really had two snowfalls so far. The accumulation with both was gone within a few days. Living in Southwestern Ontario, we tend to get a really mixed bag with our winters. Some are mild, with not much snow at all, some are insanely cold (-40 degrees Celsius for days on end) with metres of snow that piles up and doesn’t leave for months on end. And everything in between.
I’m just going to say it – I really love winter. I get excited when the snow falls, especially during the month of December. I, like many others start to get a little sick of it when it gets to be February or March, but mostly I embrace it. I live in Canada! Some Canadians really need to just get over the fact that it snows here in the winter. It kind of goes with the territory. I am fortunate that I live less than a kilometre from work, so I don’t have to drive to work in it. Joe works about a half an hour’s drive from home, and he hates the snow. I sympathize, but I still love it!
To me, Christmas just isn’t the same without some of the white stuff. Our family spent the Christmases of 1996 and 1997 on the beach in the Dominican Republic. They were great holidays, lots of fun, but it almost seemed like Christmas came and went that year and we missed it. The resorts had lights up, and served big meals, sang the songs, and Christmas was in the air, but Christmas lights on palm trees just isn’t the same.
So forgive me if I get a little excited when it snows. And forgive me for saying – I really hope we have a white Christmas this year…..and every other year too!
What about you?