10 Things to Like About Winter - Even if You Hate Winter

When you can't drive up the driveway . . . .

IceStorm 2009
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Who Likes Winter?

Okay, so I've grown to hate winter over the years. Sure, I liked it when I was a child. I got to skip school, make snowmen and snow angels, have snowball fights with my brothers, and enjoy snow ice cream that my mom made for us.

Oh, and yes, I always dreamed of a white Christmas.

Since growing up, however, I have found snow to be inconvenient and ice to be dangerous, as I've had jobs where I had to show up regardless of how bad the weather was. I became really burned out with winter after the horrible ice storm of 2009. And I'm cold. I'm cold! From October to April, I'm just cold, miserable, and often depressed.

I'm trying to be more positive, as winter seems to be something that I'm going to always have to live with. Even if I escape to the warmer temperatures farther south, in havens such as Florida, I'll be exchanging my winters here for other weather events, such as potential hurricanes. Not sure I want to do that. I do like the town I live in.

With that said, what are some positive things about winter? I've been trying to look at the brighter side and have made a list.


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1. Fireplaces

Fireplaces are cool . . . er . . . hot . . . I mean. I do love a nice fireplace. They're warm, inviting and can sure throw the chill off a room. They're picturesque during the Christmas holidays with greenery on the mantle and stockings hanging.

A fireplace setting is wonderful for gatherings in the wintertime. Sipping on beverages with friends, sharing holiday cheer--a fireplace just adds to the ambience.

My gas fireplace is quite realistic-looking. I've found that the more lifelike ones don't give off as much heat, however. Mine seems to be mostly for looks. As much as I enjoy looking at it, I could probably run mine in the summertime and be just fine.

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My handyman says a fireback will help my gas fireplace give off more heat. I've been looking . . . .

2. Hot Beverages

I love a hot beverage to warm me up on a cold day. My favorite is coffee, but I do like the occasional cup of hot tea, perhaps with a little honey in it. Yummy. I like trying all the different tea flavors.

Although I'm a chocolate lover, I don't drink a lot of hot chocolate, but I do enjoy a cup now and then during bouts of cold weather. I like it frothy and creamy, often with a few spoonfuls of whipped cream on top!

Hot beverages are definitely nice in the wintertime, but I do drink them all year long, too.


Cats know how to cuddle!
Cats know how to cuddle! | Source

3. Cuddling with Cats (and others)

As long as I have my six cats and furry dog, I will never freeze to death. When it's cold, they cuddle with each other . . . and with me. Four or five of them will make their way into the bed on a cold winter's night to snuggle up right next to me--by my legs, my side, and practically on my head. While it's annoying at times, it's warm. And comforting.

Cuddling with other special people to warm up can be fun, too. Hey, though, shouldn't we be cuddling year round?


Just a few of the hats I have
Just a few of the hats I have | Source

4. Wearing Hats, Gloves, and Scarves

I'll admit I love wearing hats, and summertime (my favorite season) isn't a good time for that. I've bought hats over the years, and I wear them from fall through winter and into spring, until my head just gets too hot for them.

I'm very cold-natured, so, besides the hat, I also wear gloves and scarves. I love to pair a scarf and gloves that go well with my hat when the weather is cold, or even cool. I do like wearing these (I have quite a collection), although I'm always ready when the time comes to put them away for a while. I feel cold all winter, so I work hard on how to dress warmly in cold weather.

I realize I've been giving reasons why the things I've mentioned can be enjoyed other times besides winter. That's not really fair, is it, when I'm trying to point out things to like about winter? Well, with the hats, gloves, and scarves--they really are a nice surprise when cold weather hits, since I haven't seen them all summer long.


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Making a plan to demolish the snowman team
Making a plan to demolish the snowman team | Source

5. Making Snowmen and Snow Angels

I've made plenty of snowmen in my life--and made snow angels, too. Several years ago, my grown brothers and I made a football team of snowmen! We made a bunch of them, just to knock them down. We even put a plastic football helmet on one. Good times. It was the winter my niece was born, and my brothers and I lived close enough to walk to each other's houses. We got together on a snow day and had a great time.

I guess it has been longer than I thought, as my niece just turned 18!

I don't think I've made a snowman since then. For those with kids, or as adults in my family's case, making snowmen is a great way to enjoy the snow.

And don't forget snowball fights. Those can be fun, too.


7. Ice Skating or Snow Skiing

Do you like ice skating? I sure do, at least watching it. I've tried ice skating myself a couple of times, and it's pretty fun too. But I'd rather watch it.

I don't think about doing this, but I could be watching ice skating every year--not just during the Winter Olympics. Seeing the sport during the Olympics is really the best, of course.

And what about snow skiing? I went once and spent more time on my butt than on the skis. I finally conquered the bunny hill, I think. Snow skiing just isn't my thing, but it is definitely something to look forward to for many people in the wintertime.


6. Making and Eating Snow Ice Cream

We've all heard the expression, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, when life gives you snow, make snow ice cream. Yes, that's an original quotation, so I'll take credit for that one.

Have you ever had snow ice cream? My mom always made it when I was a kid, and I've made it a few times as an adult. It's pretty tasty.

There are four basic ingredients for snow ice cream:

  • heavy cream, half and half, or milk (preferably whole or 2%)
  • sugar
  • vanilla flavoring
  • freshly fallen snow (yes, real snow!)

Mix a bit of sugar (to taste) with the milk or cream before adding to a whole mixing bowlful of snow. Just add enough to desired taste and consistency.

I've always heard not to use the first snowfall because of impurities in it. I don't know if that's true or not. If you do use the first snow, I suggest just using the top layer of it after a lot has fallen--just to be safe.

Snow cream doesn't taste like real ice cream, of course, but it's a tasty treat.


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Cup of homemade chili with crackers and sour cream | Source

8. Baking and Cooking . . . a Lot!

I have heard a lot of people say they feel like baking when they have a snow day. Or a cold day. Or at the least, a rainy day. I get that. I feel that way when I have to suffer my much detested winter days. Baking makes the days more palatable, even comforting. I've thrown stuff in the crock pot as well as made bread in my bread machine. Everything feels warm and cozy inside with the smell of baking bread while the world is cold and white outside.

I've made soups and chili, too. There are lots of warm meals for cold days that are easy to make.


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9. Having Snow Days

I remember the excitement of having a snow day as a child. Playing hooky from school, making a snowman, enjoying snow ice cream . . . Yeah, I remember those days.

You know what? Snow days are even better as a teacher. I've been in both places, so trust me on this one. Snow days for teachers are a nice break, a time to catch up on planning and grading--and maybe some rest. A teacher's work is never done, so having a free day is a welcomed treat.


10. When It's Over!

And the best thing about winter is . . . (drumroll) . . . when it's over! I mean, come on, think about it. The sunshine finally coming through, fresh air, open windows. Being able to ditch that coat and take a walk around the neighborhood with the dog (who is also ready to get out).

No more oppression, no more desire to eat and sleep continually (at least, that's me). Time to be motivated and get a new lease on life. Awwww . . . .

And I hear the relief when spring comes all the time. Aren't even the so-called "winter lovers" a bit relieved and happy when spring finally comes?

Funny, I didn't even mention the holidays. Oh, well. That's enough for another article in itself, and not everyone gets into the holidays, as they can be tough times for a lot of people. So we'll just stick to these top ten simple pleasures.

All in all, even with my attempt at optimism, and my attempt to embrace things to like about winter, I am a warm weather fan! What about you?


George Winston's "Joy" from the December album: Beautiful piano music with lovely winter photos. I've always loved this piece.

Ā© 2014 Vicki L Hodges

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well you did a great job of spinning a negative into a positive. LOL I'm proud of you, Vicki, considering how much I know you hate this season.


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RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

So, I'll be checking into this thing called a firebackā€¦thanks. Viva heat and viva snowflakes/snowmen! What a wonderful combination of hot and cold, yes? :)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Bill! I tried! It took great effort. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

RTalloni--Yes, a wonderful combo! Hey, with the fireback, my handyman says that they're made out of different metals, but that the cast iron is the best for holding the heat. :-) You might research it some on your own, as well. I need to do that for next winter! :-)


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DrMark1961 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

HP never sends me notifications of your new hubs anymore, but I am glad I saw this in my feed. I am not a winter person at all, but it did bring back some good memories. Thanks.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

After such a long winter (that's not quite over in many areas) this was a useful hub. We do need to appreciate the good things, like the baking and cat cuddles. Mine are always extra close to me in the winter, and I love it.


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

I guess we all react the same way. I used to love the snow when I was a kid. I dug tunnels through the deep snow, which I now realize was a dangerous thing to do. Luckily I never had a cave-in. That hot chocolate is something I do even today on cold winter days. You got me on that "Snow Ice Cream." When I read that title I thought you meant to make ice cream from snow, until I read the ingredients. :-) Great enjoyable hub, voted up.


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CyclingFitness 2 years ago from Nottingham UK

You missed off the most amazing winter sport on your list- Skiing. I love to head for the slopes at some point in the winter even if just for a couple of days- It's an amazing activity that really makes the most of all that snow


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey Vee....This is a really great list of things to love about winter. I agree with every one of them. This year though......OMG...what a brutal Arctic FREEZE!.....I was shocked by the bitter cold and wind and ice and Brrrrr! I just don't recall it ever being so bad.

Even though our winters can get fairly wicked, I've always enjoyed living where we have 4 distinct seasons. I admit....THIS year I was grumpy and COLD and I complained a LOT!!.....UP+++ tweeted& pinned


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Great list here and those are certainly things to love about winter. I live in the deep South, and we had an unusual winter storm to come through with snow and ice. We are not prepared for such, and we were homebound for three days. It gave me time to reflect on life a bit, which is always good.

Up and more and sharing.

Have a great weekend and stay warm,

Faith Reaper


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novascotiamiss 2 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

For me winter is great because it slows me down and I get more time to relax and sleep or just to read a book or magazine or gaze at the fireplace which is very therapeutic. What I love most about winter is a lot of snow. Being an active person I love x-country skiing and other winter sports. I don't like the snow shovelling part though.... I hated this winter as it's been very unpredictable and full of ups and downs. One day it's freezing cold, the next day we get rain and then it freezes up again. I hate the icy conditions which make daily life hard and unpredictable. This winter has been unusually long and I can't wait for spring to come. I used to be depressed in winter as well but that's a thing of the past as I take a daily dose of vitamin D daily and try to get fresh air as often as possible.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A brilliant hub Victoria. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing this gem.

Eddy.


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janetwrites 2 years ago from Georgia country

You have found great benefits for loving winter but now I'm happy that we have spring now. A great hub!


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

I like this hub, especially the last of the 10 points... I love when spring comes and the world get back to being a light and warm place. But your other suggestions are great during winter! Voted up and shared!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

DrMark--Hello! I'm glad you saw it, too. Always good to see you! Yes, my best feelings about winter are those memories of enjoying it as a child. Glad you enjoyed the memories, too. :-)


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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

I love winter! My favorite thing to do during winter is coming home at the end of the day and getting in my sweats, getting under the covers and kicking back with my hubster and fur babies.


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randomcreative 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I've grown to hate winter over the years, too, but you're right that it's best to focus on the positives. Fireplaces, hot drinks, cuddling with cats, and baking are definitely on my list, too!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

FlourishAnyway--Well, we just have to hold onto the good stuff, as winter seems to want to keep on hanging onto us. LOL! Yes, I love my sweet cats around me, too. :-) And doggy.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Glenn, I'm glad you survived the snow tunnels! :-) And, yes, you do use snow in the ice cream? Did I not make that clear? Oops! I'll have to check on that! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

CyclingFitness--You're right in that skiing is a big thing for a lot of people. I went once. It's not my thing, but I might revise the hub to include it since it IS a big part of enjoying winter for many folks. Thanks for the input!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Effer--YOU grumpy and cold! No, never--I can't imagine. LOL. Well, we had a horrible 2009 with an ice storm, and then about 6 or 7 snows the next year, with one almost 2 feet! This one isn't a drastic as far as single events here, but it just keeps going on and on and on and on! Well, hopefully, we'll get over our grumpiness soon! heehee. Thank for stopping by, sweet friend!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith Reaper--I live in the south, perhaps not too deep, but I don't like our bad winters. Sometimes we have mild ones, which I appreciate. Thanks for the input!!!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yes I was! Grumpy and cold. Enough is enough. It is mid March now and I see no signs of Spring! Arghhhhhhhh!!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

novascotiamiss--It sounds like you have adjusted well to winter. I've thought about taking vitamin D. Does it really help that much? I need to try it. Thank for the input!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Eddy! Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend, too! We actually got more snow today, but it's not sticking to the roads, thank goodness.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

janetwrites--I had to try with winter, since I really have a hard time with it! I'm so glad spring is coming! Thanks for stopping by!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

kerlund74--My favorite one is #10 as well! I love when winter is over. Just trying to look at the positive since the season doesn't give us much choice. Thanks for the input!


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

Thanks for the reply Victoria. I see the addition at the end of your list of ingredients for Snow Ice Cream. Not sure if I just missed it or if you changed it since. But yes, it is clear. Real snow. I do remember when I was a kid I once took a handful of snow from the ground and ate it. I took it from a clean untouched area of freshly fallen snow. :-)


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novascotiamiss 2 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

Victoria: You should definitely try Vitamin D supplements next winter. They do work and they are cheap. I'm not taking any other supplements as I believe in healthy eating but unfortunately with the lack of sun and daylight our body cannot produce enough of this important vitamin. It also helps your body to absorb calcium better, so it's also important for bone health (especially important for women like us). A daily dose of 1000 iu (1 pill) should be enough for most people.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Bk42author--I guess someone has to love winter. LOL. I do like getting in my sweats and hanging with my fur babies, but I'm always cold. I can't afford my gas bill in the winter if I stay warm! I just hate all the inconvenience. If it wasn't such a long season, it wouldn't be so bad. It should be limited to two weeks. LOL! Thanks for your comments!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Rose, we've just got to get through it, huh? The cats and baking helps. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Effer, we could have snow in April! I'm tried of it, too! Enough is enough!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Glenn, I had originally mentioned the snow after listing the 3 ingredients to add in. I realize that not listing the snow with the other ingredients made it easy to overlook. I'm glad you said something so that I could revise it. So thank you! Did you only ONCE take a handful of snow and eat it? I did it many times. LOL!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

novascotiamiss--I now have on my list to buy Vitamin D supplements. I would probably benefit in the summer, too, as I don't get out enough. Thanks for the advice!


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ahorseback 2 years ago

Now Victoria , I love winter usually, although this ones long and colder than normal , but you have written wonderfully about the best parts , yet you forgot one thing , the 'cuddle factor ' benefits of being cold and isolated , if I were you I would re-edit , Lol! Hey come on - I live in Vermont ! Winters are long long long up here !.....Ed+++++[ oh a piece of soapstone holds a lot of heat -cut to the size of the top of the stove ?]


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

Victoria, Thanks for verifying the change. At least now I know how I missed it. As for eating snow, I said "once" because I remember a specific time that I did it, which probably was the first time. I may have eaten snow more often in those days. Yes, now that I think about it, I do recall other times. :-)


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Winter in Croatia has taught me to bare the cold days with a good book cuddled up on the sofa and to keep warm with a cozy feeling. Great suggestions.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

ahorseback--Hey, I did include the cuddle factor--Look again! :-) Soapstone, huh? What do you do with it? Sleep with it? LOL


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You're welcome, Glenn. I'm glad you said something so I could make the instructions clearer!


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stephhicks68 2 years ago from Bend, Oregon

The best thing about Winter is when its over! Yes, indeed. Spring is my favorite season. Good, fun hub. Much more appreciated in March than in November! :)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

DDE--That sounds really cozy! It's nice when a person doesn't have to get outside in it!


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

I love the LOOK of winter, snowy scenes, white against a blue sky, snowmen and brisk walks over the hills. It has to be a sunny day and it has to be when I don't have to drive. So all in all, that doesn't happen very often! I love the seasons though because each one is different so I guess we have to have the rough with the smooth. My favourite season? Spring; everything growing anew, warmth in the air, life regenerating. Thank heavens we're getting to Spring now. Daffodils & primroses.

Great hub. Made me feel cosy. Ann


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epbooks 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

You've definitely listed some positive things about winter for sure. I moved away from the winter to the desert and I love the weather much better...except for the very hot summers!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey steph! I totally agree. Yes, spring is an exciting time of year. Thank for the input!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I was checking off each item listed as I read through your post. I am one who doesn't mind winter, my hubby hates it. I only wish I had a fireplace so I could drink my hot chocolate while wrapped up in my comfy blanket. Thank you for bringing out the best of winter.


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rajan jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

That's quite a list to love about winter but shucks it doesn't snow here. So none of those for me. Am happy winter is on its way out now and spring is pushing in.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

annart--I, too, think winter can be pretty but only if the sun is shining! I like summer best. It used to be spring or fall, but they are more prone to tornadoes, and fall can get cold and rainy. Winter seems to last too long. Alas, we just have to make the best of it, huh?


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

epbooks--Continual hot summers would be tough, but I'll take it over winter! :-) Thanks for reading!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You're welcome, teaches. I do like my fireplace, but I'll take warm weather any day. You could get a fake fireplace (electric plug-in), turn up the a/c, grab your blankie and drink away! :-)


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lucrativedom 2 years ago from FCT Abuja

Nice post


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rajan--I guess one snow wouldn't be too bad, but we get too much some winters. I'm glad spring is coming, too! Thanks for stopping by.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, lucrativedom!


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Torrs13 2 years ago from California

I'm definitely not a winter person at all. Like you, I'm always cold it seems, but I do like cuddling up on the couch under a nice warm blanket while drinking some hot chocolate!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Torrs--Yep, I like cuddling with my dog and cats with a blanket, plus the space heater blasting. I take lots of naps in the winter!


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Thanks for seeing the cup half full instead of half empty. This winter was so painful over here. We moved into a new home and the driveway is really steep. We got stuck so many times and the plow guys didn't even want to help us. I too use to love winters as a kid but it's gets really old as you move into adulthood. Love the photo's you added here Victoria. Hit many buttons and voted up.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Minnetonka Twin--I agree; winter gets so inconvenient! I'm glad you loved the photos and hit many buttons! LOL! Great comments!


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lucrativedom 2 years ago from FCT Abuja

Wonderful. Although I have not experienced it


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

luctrativedom--You have not experienced winter? Well, it might be a treat at first, an interesting experience, but it's something one might grow tired of quickly if they're not used to the cold. Thanks for commenting!


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Dolores Monet 2 years ago from East Coast, United States

That's one thing I miss about the cold weather - hot drinks! Funny, as I get older, I begin to like winter more. I like big fat quilts on cold nights, and even enjoy shoveling snow!


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Hady Chahine 2 years ago from Manhattan Beach

Your hub mentions many wonderful things to enjoy during the chilly seasons. In particular I love a roaring fire, blankets, a good book or movie, and just staying indoors relaxing and appreciating the time to rest.


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Monis Mas 2 years ago

I love this hub. And I hate winter :-)... But you are right, there are certain things about this awful season that aren't so bad :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Dolores--That's funny. As I get older, I hate winter but like summer more and more! Funny how that works. :-) Thanks for reading and commenting!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

I use to love winter staying in the house keeping warm, eating hot soups, drinking hot chocolate all of that. I hate winter now I can't stand going out in I just can't take the cold anymore. Enjoyed reading your hub. Voted up.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hady--You mention some really cozy things. Thanks for weighing in!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Monis Mas--Glad you like the hub! I wrote this when I was hating last winter to try to make myself feel better about it. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

moonlake--I can't stand the cold, either. I get more intolerant every year, it seems. Thanks for reading!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

It won't be long now, and I am sort of looking forward to it. Thanks for reminding us of the good things about winter. It has been SO hot lately, I think I won't complain about the cold this year.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Rebecca--I always complain about the cold--LOL! But not about the heat. I just don't like winter, but I'll try to enjoy some of the good things! :-)


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CherylsArt 2 years ago from West Virginia

That's a good way to look at winter. I too used to like it more as a kid than I have as an adult. But it does help to find some positives about it.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

CherylsArt--I have to MAKE myself look at the positives about winter. :-)


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creativelycc 2 years ago from Maine

Love your hub, I live in Northern Maine and it is freezing but beautiful this time of year as it is year round. I can so relate with what you read about which makes me believe that it is worth it living up here!


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

i had never tasted snow, feel the snow or look at how snow looks like. You are lucky. Why hate snow?


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

creativelycc--I am glad you can say it's worth living up there in the cold! I was trying to be positive, as the cold is really hard on me. I live for spring, even summer! :-) Glad you loved the hub!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey Vee.......I see I commented last winter. Well, I'm sure by now everyone knows what went on here in WNY when Ole man winter made his Bold & CRAZY entrance...this year!

I'm slowly but surely changing my attitude about winter. Being literally snowed in for a week, like a prisoner can push people to the brink! I think I may finally inch my way further South.....one of my sons lives in Georgia. I also have one in California, but to me that's the other side of the world! LOL..... Peace, GF!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

peachpurple--It would be neat if you could taste and feel snow a few times! But when it's all the time . . . . I liked it as a child, but I didn't have responsibilities. I have to go to work, and snow on the road makes driving dangerous. If I didn't have to get out of the house, I would be okay. But I also hate the cold, so snow is often involved. I would prefer warmth all year long! Where are you from?


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Effer--yes, I saw pictures! Awful stuff! Yeah, California seems a world away, but Georgia sounds lovely--and warm!!! See ya, girlfriend!!


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

I can be allergic to cats but the rest of winter and the end of winter sound cool!


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fpherj48 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Vee.....OK OK....I like winter just fine...but ENOUGH already! Please. All I want to see is the red red robin come bob bob bobbin along....SOON!


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Victoria Lynn 22 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks for the input, poetryman! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 22 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Me, too, Effer! I want spring!!!!!!! Come, Red Robin!


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PegCole17 21 months ago from Dallas, Texas

This is such a great post. Looking for the good in the worst of situations is the way to go. I love having a warm inviting fireplace during the cold days and of course, a big steaming pot of homemade soup on the stove.


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Victoria Lynn 21 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Peg--I have made lots of soups this winter! That's at least a good thing! I'm ready for warm weather, though!


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Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Hi Vicky, You hit it right on the head with all your positives about winter. Here in NE PA we had a really hard winter this year. The only think I never did was to make snow cones. I'll have to wait till next winter to try those. This was a fun hub. Voted up and interesting.

Blessings to you.


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Victoria Lynn 18 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Rachel! I'm just glad winter is over here! Thanks for the comments. Yeah, try the snow ice cream!

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