Friday, December 7, 2012

Blogmas Day 7: Since we've no place to go

It's so not Christmas weather where I live right now. This actually makes me super sad because I love snow and ice. I love how fresh and new everything looks and how soft everything is when the snow is falling. I love the hush that just seems to fall over everything when snow falls in the middle of the night. I love great big gusty storms that when you're driving make you feel like the snow looks like hyper drive.

Instead of being blustery and snowy, it's in the 60's and Rainy. I love rain don't get me wrong, but it just doesn't feel right to me. I want to be bundling up in scarves and gloves and hats. I want to have to drag out my giant puffer coat and boot socks for under my Hunters, and sweaters and leggings under my jeans for warmth. I want to look out my window and see a glistening wonderland of snow and ice. I want to go outside and build a snow man and have enough snow for a fort. I want to come inside all rosy cheeked and curl up under a blanket with something hot to drink while I warm up to watch Christmas movies. Rain is fine for the other 3 seasons, and normally I'm staring out my window just hoping for rain, but come December 1st all I care about is snow, snow, snow.

I couldn't ever live in one of those places that doesn't have inclement weather, I'd be heartbroken everyday. I love the way the world changes when the weather changes. Without the frosty snow, the blooms of spring don't seem as triumphant, with out the drizzly, sloshy, muddiness of spring, summer's heat doesn't seem as welcome, if it's always summer then the leaves just seem out of place when they fall, and without the chill of autumns falling leaves, the snow just doesn't seem as pristine.

I've been spoiled by where I live.  Up until last winter we've always had 4 perfect seasons. It's been idyllic. Last winter we only really had one good snow, we basically skipped spring, and summer was blindingly hot. I don't know what's in store for this winter, but so far it looks like spring. I can only hope their will be snow.

My family hates snowy weather because it's dangerous to drive in, and people freak out and drive stupid when the roads are slick, and I agree, but they live in a different state from me, so I can have my snow and they can have their no snow. I never really have anywhere to be so I hold the opinion of "Since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"