Thursday, December 24, 2015

gone away is the bluebird

There it is.  Beckoning.  Like something from a horror movie.

But it's actually our planned sleeping quarters for the evening.  Looks like we're doing the We're-Not-Homeless! Appreciation Night again this Christmas eve.  And yes, those white streaks in photo are snowflakes blustering around.

So I thought it would be a good exercise to rack my brain and try desperately to come up with a list of things I love about winter.  Here goes *ahem*

Winter, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.

I love thee for the white pure fluffy snow.
For how it makes drivers (hopefully!) pay better attention to what the heck they're supposed to be doing.

For the ideal grace of leggings.
So comfy, so functional, so honest.
I've heard there are 3 things that don't lie:
little kids, drunk people, and leggings.
They are practically all I wear in wintertime...

Until I leave the house.  
Some things are better left to the imagination.

And how about a shout out to boots!  
Winter was probably invented for cute boots!
(just not necessarily with the leggings because of the
never-leave-the-house thing...)

I love thee for the lack of bees, and bugs in general.  After the summer of 3 bee stings in 2 weeks, I appreciate this time away.  Nothing says "thank goodness" like the memory of an awkward third boob.
I love thee for frozen, dead weeds.  Because I have hayfever, which sucks. But not in winter!
For expanding my kitchen repertoire.  When it's hot out, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven and make it hot inside.  In winter, I'll cook just for an excuse to heat the kitchen, not because of my cooking and baking skills.  Obviously.

For Chaco, who was born in wintertime. Oh heck, his birthday is coming up!  Just when I thought I was done with the shopping...

I love thee for socks.  Because I'm still a little miffed about the bad rap socks-as-Christmas-gifts get.

And finally, I love thee for hot flashes, which are actually somewhat welcome in winter.
No they're not.
Not ever.
I just needed 9 things.    

Hooking up with Mama Kat this week, for the prompt:

2. List 9 things you love about winter.



May said...

Is the Not Homeless Appreciation an organized event with others or something your family just does on its own? I am thinking you better sleep in those leggings tonight!

Abby said...

It's just something we strangely came up with a couple of years ago. I had to turn it into "Not Homeless Appreciation" to motivate myself to stick to it. The leggings will be there, oh you betcha!

Tee said...

Good morning and Merry Christmas, Abby! I hope you're not frozen and are able to read my kudos to you for braving the elements and surviving another "We're Not Homeless Appreciation" night.

I would agree with you in regards to leggings, boots and lack of bees. On socks, however, I can't agree. While I agree they are necessary in the summer, I'd so much prefer to be barefoot.

Look at cute baby Chaco with all that hair! What a cutie! Good luck with the birthday shopping. :-)

Abby said...

Merry Christmas back atcha, Tee! Yes, we survived :)
I did appreciate my socks last night.

Mama Kat said...

I feel like everyone in heaven is most likely wearing leggings. What more could an angel ask for? Baby Chaco is scrumptious!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Not Homeless Appreciation Day?
We rarely have homeless people here.... But I think the initiative is a cool (and cold) one :)
Thats a rather large tent.