This weather. Blergh.
Today is cold, it is raining, it is dark, it is miserable. There was even a rumble of thunder.
2 days ago it was perfect. 26 degrees, sunny, no clouds. Then this.
When we get to this time of year, I have very mixed feelings.
Some things I hate, and some things I love.
I hate how dark the house gets, and the fact that I have to turn lights on during the day.
I hate that it takes a lot of motivation to get me moving. The sun seems to be energy for me!
I hate having to go outside when it's raining, and the bottom of my pants get all wet (cos I'm short and all my pants are too long!)
I hate that I have to dry Alfie's paws everytime he comes back inside, or risk having muddy footprints all over the carpet.
I hate that I can't get any decent photos inside, due to my lacking in good equipment
But there are quite a few things I love about the colder weather.
I love dressing in thick cosy tights with layers upon layers of singlets, dresses, cardis and jackets.
I love having the fire lit inside, just seeing it makes the home feel cosier!
I love it when the sun peeks through during or after rain - it makes the wet leaves on our gum trees look all glittery!
I love cooking hearty, wholesome meals and soups. And roasts!
I love getting into bed with freezing feet and feeling the warm sheets from the electric blanket.
I love putting on my most bogan clothes and gumboots and going outside to tackle some wintry jobs, like digging a trench into the dam to stop water pooling in the paddock (ok so that's only happened a couple of times, but it was very satisfying seeing the dam water rise afterwards!)
Bonfires, I love bonfires!
And of course crochet on the couch watching movies, always a winner!
|No muddy paws yet!|
It's good to think of these things when the weather brings you down.
What about you? Do you like this weather?
What do you like the most about the colder months?