This morning I was greeted with a few inches of fresh snow and temperatures well below zero. I wanted nothing more than to crawl back into bed and stay there until spring. It's the dead of winter in Northern Michigan and the simplest daily activities seem like tedious chores. Shoveling the sidewalk, warming up the car, scraping thick layers of ice off my car windows, and at times shoveling my car out of the snow bank, all must be done before I even leave the house. I also feel like I'm permanetly frozen, no matter how many layers of clothing I pile on.
With the worst month of the year (February) quickly approaching, I decided over my cappuccino this morning to make a list of all the things to look forward to in the coming weeks...
Only 20 days until pitchers and catchers start
Valentines Day - an excuse to eat as much chocolate as my little heart desires!
An excuse to guzzle down as much coffee as I can to keep warm
Top Chef on Wednesday nights
My baby brother starting his first year of college baseball
Everyday the sun sets a tiny bit later
My first column will be published this Thursday
Lobdell's, our student restaurant, opening in 2 weeks
Dinner at Blu with my classmates :)
Another month or two of snowboarding
So, even though the weather has the ability to bring my spirits down, I'm not going to let it. There are too many things to look forward to and be thankful for this winter! What is on your list of things to get you through the winter months?
My coffee this morning reminded me of a little trivia from class last week...
Which of the following food groups do coffee beans belong to?
To be continued....