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Thursday, January 11

Thursday Thirteen #Six: 13 Things it's possible to like about winter...

13 Not-So-Bad Things About Winter

Not being a winter person, it's hard to think of many, but there are still some things I love about the season:

1. flannel sheets - nothing better than crawling into nice warm ones on a cold winter night

2. quilts
- and then snuggling under one of these

3. fleece throws
- my sister-in-law made us the softest, warmest ones to ward off the chill

4. warm, cozy fires
- ranks up there with flannel sheets for warmth

5. blankets of untouched snow
- my backyard and the field behind my house are just glittery gorgeous before the critters - the 4- and 2-legged variety - leave their footprints all over

6. wet snow/ice on trees
- I love when snow clings to the branches or ice freezes around them

7. soups
- nothing warms my innards better than a hearty bowl of home-made soup - baked potato, taco, vegetable beef - good stuff

8. red Isotoner gloves
- my favorite pair with my winter white coat

9. fuzzy sweaters
- the soft, warm ones

10. turtlenecks
- layered under a sweater or shirt

11. Christmas decorations/greenery
- bright red bows on dark evergreen branches and holly

12. cardinals and snow
- nothing says winter like that flash of bright red on brilliant white snow

13. mulled cider
- with cinnamon stick, allspice, cloves, a dash of nutmeg and bit of brown sugar simmering in a crock pot ... mmm, yummy

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At 1/11/2007 7:48 AM, Blogger debi said...

That was a wonderful list! I LOVE winter, and I couldn't have done better. Now, if winter would just show up!

At 1/11/2007 9:08 AM, Blogger Caylynn said...

I'm not a fan of snow or winter either, but you have managed to put together a list of the nice things about the season. I do like running through fresh fallen snow, but only when I know there's no ice underneath it, it's not too deep, and it's not too cold out. But normally running is much nicer when it's warm out, so I'm not a huge winter fan.

Happy T13. :)

At 1/11/2007 11:23 AM, Anonymous Barbara H. said...

I've always been a little hesitant to get flannel sheets because I get so hot at night as it is. I love soups! And love to have a throw over me when I am watching TV on the couch. Christmas, mulled cider -- mmm -- and love the picture of snow and cardinals. Winter is not my favorite season, either, but it has its bright spots. :)

At 1/15/2007 10:57 AM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

this is an awesome list Marianne! we are in complete agreement!


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