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Four best things for cold weather. November 18, 2012

Posted by ourfriendben in wit and wisdom.
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Your faithful bloggers here at Poor Richard’s Almanac, our friend Ben, Silence Dogood, and Richard Saunders, aren’t fans of cold weather. We all hate frigid, bitter weather almost as much as we hate hot, humid, steamy weather. If we didn’t need regular intervals of rain for our gardens, we’d all opt for clear blue skies and 70-degree weather all year (but we all love fall, so we’d need to have regular autumn leaf displays). We love the cold-weather holidays (Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas), but hate the weather itself. Hey, who wants to be cold?!

Over one of Silence’s excellent brunches this weekend, we challenged ourselves to think of four things we really loved when the weather dropped below freezing. Here are our top four:

Silence: Beautiful yarn to knit, a roaring fire in the woodstove, a warm cat cuddled up beside me on the sofa and the dog sleeping on the rug nearby, and of course, I love to cook (and eat) all the hearty, comforting, delicious winter fare. 

Our friend Ben: Yes to the fire and dog (and, of course, to Silence’s delicious cooking), and how about some bourbon on the rocks or hot cider and dark rum? Let’s not forget classic jazz or vintage rock on the CD player.

Richard Saunders: I love feeding the birds and watching their antics at my feeders. I’ll take hot buttered popcorn with that drink and fire, and the newest book on American Colonial history and/or the Founding Fathers to read between watching the flames.

Mind you, we’re not talking about four best things for Christmas here. We’ll get back to that when the time draws nigh. Meanwhile, what do you love about winter?

           Your friends at Poor Richard’s Almanac

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1. narf77 - November 18, 2012

Imagine having a hot Christmas day…thats what we get here in Australia. Imagine trying to cook a full Christmas dinner…thats why I HATE the heat! This year we are on our own for Christmas and so we volunteered at a local free Christmas meal for the lonely and the destitute and will have a simple Christmas meal to celebrate when we get home. I love the cold. I love being able to race inside and warm myself next to Brunhilda our massive great 4 burner oven. I love the whole process of rugging up…you can always put more clothes on, in our hot summers its impossible to take more clothes off once you get to skin…by the way…jazz or vintage rock sound just as sweet on the CD player on a gorgeous spring afternoon with a nice glass of white and the view of the river to absorb along with the atmosphere

Hey Fran! The closest I can come to imagining a hot Christmas is a Jimmy Buffett song about a Caribbean Christmas where they celebrate with Santa riding a dolphin float! But I certainly agree with you that you can always put on more clothes, but there are only so many you can take off! Still, I hate staggering around for months looking like the Michelin Man. Give me lightly cool weather any day!


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