Old Man Winter is married to Mother Nature. They have a son named Jack Frost. I have always thought. This year I questioned if there is a daughter. Do you know?
I love it when it snows. Living in a cold climate, you have to get used to that type of weather occurrence. Winter brings out niceness in Minnesota. People seem to be helpful. If someone is stuck in the snow, people don’t just keep driving by and let them figure it out on their own. Instead, they get out and help.
When it is snowing, it is really not all that cold outside. It makes making a snowman, snow angels, a snowball fight, or building a snow fort easy and fun. I love blizzards too. I like driving down the street and not being able to see but a car length in front of me. Snow really does not stop many people. Just because it is snowing, does not meant you can’t ride a bike or walk to your destination. The saying we us is “Only in Minnesota”.
Drinking hot chocolate or apple cider in the window and watching the snow fall. Coziness is what winter weather brings to me.
I don’t like when it rains first then snows. Ice is a dangerous element for winter time. It is really sneaky too. You have to be mindful that there is always a chance that is under the snow at stop signs, stop lights, or anytime you are stopping.
Now in the summer, you can see a person on the corner holding a sign for money, looking like they need water, food, or clothes. You will definitely see people drive right past them. I do give bottles of water to these people if I have it. I know some of these people are doing it for drugs, but some really don’t have anywhere to go. I give hand warmers in the winter and water in the summer.
The cold weather of Minnesota keeps the rift raft out of the state. The cold is our ally. Not many people can bare the chill. We don’t need the extra company anyway. It just keeps crime down and jobs open. We know how to bunker down, keep warm, and have fun with Old Man Winter and the Arctic Blasts. I love Minnesota.
This is a question that is asked every year. I tell my children, a clean house and no arguing. This is what I have been getting for 26 years. I am happy with that. As my family got older, we tried to do the name drawing thing, but it only worked one time. Getting everyone together to draw names was a hassle, so we stopped that. One year, only children got gifts, once again, it only worked one time. I was fortunate enough to get everybody in my family a watch one year, i got nothing, but it was okay. I felt the Christmas joy of giving.
I have told my kids after they were old enough to THINK there is no Santa that Santa IS TOO REAL. He sprinkles magic dust in my purse and dad’s wallet so we can buy things for them. This magic comes in the form of sudden overtime at work when overtime is hardly ever offered, LOL. Now there is extra cash to use right?
Now I ask, what do you want to eat for Christmas? This is the new Christmas question.