January 29, 2009

52 Blessings Challenge

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If you haven't noticed I really am not a big fan of, "WINTER." For me I just don't see the point of freezing your, well you know what, for 3-4 months out of the year. While I may have grown up in Utah, the decade I lived in California did not help endear me to cold. 

Freezing cold, snow, ice, will this ever end winter!

Sorry, I got a little side tracked there. It just goes to show you how my dislike of winter takes over.  However, being as I have a husband who loves the cold and short of a job falling into his lap and relocating us to a much warmer place, it looks like I am here to stay. Spring, Summer, Fall I don't mind but Winter, grrr, grump, mumble, whine.

That being said, this week I went on a look out for reasons, to like, possibly even to love freezing, well we already covered this didn't we?

Once I found some reasons not to detest winter I decided that they would be my blessing of the week.  Kind of  a silver lining in the cloud.

Speaking of clouds here is my first reason not to totally detest, hate, cringe in disgust, winter. (Sorry last time I get sidetracked I promise) (That was a lie, you know that right?)

Utah has some pretty decent landscapes.  Living along side of mountains, lakes, and wide open prairies can be nice.  However, our winter sky's are glorious.  With the rise and set of the sun happening during those hours that we are awake, I have seen more then one, take your breath away sunrise.


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The above pictures were taken from my very own backyard.  All I did was point my camera up and snap away.

The second reason to not completely HATE winter is the fireplace.  There is nothing that sends you into a cuddle position quicker then a nice fire, a cozy blanket and a good book. Being as it is to cold outside to do anything, you don't even have to feel guilty about it. 


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Finally, when the snow falls and everything is coated in white it is beautiful.  It is kind of like a fairy tale, where everything sparkles and is frozen in place.  While the snow is falling there is a strange quiet that settles around you. Walking in fresh snow is about as close as you can get to walking on a  cloud.


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Wow, I am even feeling a little like winter isn't the worse thing in my life.  Now if I could only figure out how to sustain this feeling.

I hope your having a fantastic Thursday one more work day and it will be the weekend. WOO HOO! If you would like to join the 52 Blessings Challenge click here.

2 comments:

Me, Myself and I said...

Yeah. So I decided to jump on the 52 blessings ship. I had to start it's own blog:

http://52blessings2009.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

I do love it when its snowing and by some miracle its all quiet outside and the sky is all pink and purple even though its full on dark outside.
Thats as far as I've gotten so far into trying to like winter. If I had a fireplace I could definitely like that.
I've impressed with the positive thinking. Good job for January!

p.s. I did blessing #3 today.