Top 10 reasons Winter is AWESOME

SPOILER ALERT: Winter happens every year!
And just as predictably (in these parts at least) it gets COLD and SNOWS.

Last August was a hot one.  Many, many people bemoaned about how miserable the weather was… how they couldn’t wait for winter because they couldn’t take one more hot, sticky day of summer. (You know who you are, don’t make me go back on your FaceBook feed for evidence.) Now that we’ve been slogging through some serious snow every one is complaining about winter and longing for the beach again.

Dear friends, I say to you… don’t fritter your days away pining for “better” weather. Find something to enjoy about the NOW.

 In the  Richard Rodgers and  Oscar Hammerstein classic My Favorite Things  Maria  finds lots of lovely wintery things to help her keep positive. So we’ll start there…



1. Warm Woolen Mittens


English: By Richard Wheeler (Zephyris) 2007.

English: By Richard Wheeler (Zephyris) 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


2. Sleigh Bells



3. Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes


Honey 1744


4. (Thanks Maria, I’ll take it from here) Fluffy Dogs who want to curl up on your lap


5. Hand knit socks

6. Hot chocolate

7. Baking days

8. Reading by the fire

9. Snow men


10. (back to Favorite Things) Silver white winters that melt into Spring.
Because a little patience yields some beautiful things.






Snow Ice Cream!

  • 1 big bowl of fresh snow (mixing bowl)
  • 1/4 c Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Flavoring

While you are shoveling off the drive (again) send the kids into the yard to collect a big bowl of fresh snow (making a snow man is optional, but will get some of their energy out as well.)

Inside split the bowl of snow into two separate bowls. In the first bowl slowly add the Almond Milk (regular milk will do if you don’t Almond Milk) until you get it to a smooth Ice Cream consistency.

Add Maple Syrup and Almond Flavoring to taste.

Add more snow if you necessary.

Divide into serving bowls and enjoy.













About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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