“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
~George R.R. Martin
Winter is almost here…even in the Greensboro area. Up until a week or so ago we still had temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. I’m so ready for cold,it’s ridiculous. I love my boots,blanket scarves,comfy hats and sweaters!
I didn’t used to be a Winter gal but now I own it!
“Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don’t have the strength to fight it.”
~George R.R. Martin
I spent two Winters in Blowing Rock,NC. I now live in Greensboro. Here we tend to get ice versus snow. I really do miss it.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
“Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring.”
Most everyone has their Yule/Christmas tree up by now! We put ours up around Thanksgiving…I can hardly contain myself! Ours basically just has Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments on it. I haven’t really taken much time to get anything else. I lived many years with just a 2 foot bright pink tree in an apartment so having a big tree again has been fun 🙂 It’s kinda bare but we make due 🙂 There is usually a kitten up in it anyway! She’s the BEST ornament! She’s only broken three so far……………..
“Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.”
~Sarah Addison Allen
Don’t warm drinks just taste a million times better when it’s cold out?? Hot chocolate,frapps,cocoa….cider!
Most everyone has their favorite Starbucks seasonal drink! They have more and more to choose from each year. Mine is a tie between Peppermint Mocha and Chestnut Praline. You can get the pep mocha year round but I only have it during Winter anyway. This year Starbucks has thrown in a super special “Fruit Cake” frapp for THIS WEEK ONLY!
I don’t like fruit cake but why is it that since Starbucks has made it into a frapp…I’m now dying to try it? Haha. Oh well,I’ll be checking this out today 🙂 I can’t resist a new frap.
Anyone else find themselves wanting to bake more when it cools down outside? I made gingerbread men for the first time this year!
That’s me in Winter…leggings,boots,blanket scarves,cookies,frapps and all the Christmas music and peppermint bark I can handle!
Hope everyone has an amazing upcoming Yule/Solstice/Winter 🙂
Until next time…
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