I’m over winter
I live in a resort town near the Ski slopes. Many people come here to ENJOY winter sports. MY sport is dodging winter. It is a FULL CONTACT sport. RUN from the warm house to the cold car. WRESTLE with the cover on the windshield. BEND to the winter windy blast. It’s just a 2 mile drive to work and I drive a minivan. So it’s just getting warm when I get to work, so I DODGE snowflakes and ZIGZAG around the ice in the parking area. Whew! No wonder I’m tired!
My office has a big window and I look out all day and see a beautiful blue sky that tells tall tales. It says come on out its beautiful and warm out here… I know better! It is frigid and waiting to catch me unaware!
I’m on to your tricks winter. I’m staying inside with a space heater at my feet, marking the days off my calendar. Go on and huff and puff and snow, if you must. All too soon, mild temps will sneak in and wildflowers will bloom and I will venture outside and be able to slow down and enjoy the outdoors. Until that time, if you are in my area and see a lady doing the 50 yard dash, just cheer her on and hope she beats winter at its own game.