Oh winter is really coming.
Daylight Savings Time has ended (the concept to be discussed in a separate post…it deserves one); clocks were adjusted to an hour back. Plus the other day, it was so cold that I added the extra layer – a wool blanket / bed sheet – on our already bed sheet covered mattress to help keep us warm through the colder nights.
I used to be excited to experience real winter, not the kind that we experienced in Dubai. You know the winter in the song “Winter Wonderland”, the winter when “Frosty the Snowman” frolicked with ear muffed, scarfed children stomping through the blanket of shiny white snow or sledding down the hill, the winter where everyone gathered in front of a roaring fireplace, the winter when you’d lie down in the snow and flap your arms and legs to create snow angels?
That winter with the biting cold and, most importantly, snow. And lucky for us, since we live in North Texas, we still get to experience a little bit of snow.
But winter, even if the snow showers are hypnotising, dazzling (I can stare at it as long as the snow falls – maybe a relatively shorter time here in Texas), can be a pain. There are just these little things that I never imagined would make life a little more challenging during the cold months.
How so? Let’s go through a number of day-to-day winter concerns one by one…