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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What's so great about winter?!

Those of you who know me know that i am definitely a warm weather person.  A day in the sun slathered in coconut oil with a few drinks and scandal mags by my side- and i could sit my a$$ there until the sun goes down.  I am usually one of the first people at the beach and one of the last- my beach association on Winnipesaukee is practically family.  This year, my last swim was in October at Good Harbor Beach with a random Gloucester fisherman who strutted by my lounge chair and said "this might be the last time, let's go".  And off we went, me and this strange fisherman into the sea.  Fast forward to the here and now... it's the end of December and it's a balmy 50 degrees.  Yet some people are seeking out the man made snow up north- as crazy it is seems.  These people that actually ENJOY the snow and ice and frolic in it- I find that impossible to relate to.  In fact, it sends a absolute shudder down my spine- or was that hoarded coconut oil  my skin just threw up at the thought of the frigid cold?!   My idea of a nice winter night is sitting in a steaming jacuzzi, beverage in hand and shaking my head in disbelief at those people careening down the mountain.  But to each his own I guess.  In honor of the much dreaded winter storms that may get here eventually, here are some of my fave things that give me hope until spring.

* truffle oil (because if you're going to stay out of the cold and cook at home, you deserve it!)
* bonfires (roasted chestnuts and limoncello with the heat from a raging fire on your face- thumbs up)
* jasmine vanilla body lotion from Bath & Body works (so creamy with a slight bit of greeeeze and that scent is just insane)
* cake vodka (just cuz)
* my slow cooker (nothing beats throwing a bunch of stuff in one pot to cook all day and then going off on your merry way- it's kinda like a butler who doesn't speak but your dinner is ready when you get home- awesome)
* downloading a bunch of new music off itunes (music always cheers me up!)
* friends that put up with me endlessly bitching about how much I hate winter

That's all for now

1 comment:

  1. I swear we were separated at birth. I could have written the exact same two posts. Crazy!