Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Five - Winter's on the Way

Today's Friday Five invites participants to consider the things that come with cold and snow. It's a little bit harder for me to get into a "winter" frame of mind. The high for today is still in the low 70s (which is absolutely perfect to me!) I'm wearing my flip flops and actually spending today out on the lake. I don't know if we'll go out in the boat, but it'll still be great. Snow is a rarity around here, so winter is a very different experience for me. Fortunately, I enjoy the change and I like dreaming about "real" winter, so although my experience may be a little less severe than that of others, I still want to share it!

What is your favorite movie to watch curled up under a wooly blanket? Generally, winter movies are synonymous with Christmas movies to me. I don't have a particular favorite, it just kind of depends on my mood!

Likewise, what book? Any book I can get my hand on. My current favorite authors are Jan Karon, Janet Evanovich, and Joanne Fluke.

What foods do you tend to eat/cook when it gets cold? My all-time favorite is chicken and dumplings, but I also love hot cider and hot chocolate.

What do you like to do when you get a "snow day"? True snow days are a very rare thing around here, but snow days based on the threat of snow are pretty common. I usually do some of the same things, but generally I just stay in and watch tv and drink hot chocolate!

Do you like winter sports and outdoor activities or do you prefer to be inside? I definitely prefer to be inside. It is still fun to get out and try to make a little snowman or something, but most of the time I would rather be warm and dry! Puzzles and movies and checkers are always fun!


  1. Love Janet Evanovich. Hot cider is yummy, too.

    PS -- I have your bowls and spoons to mail to you. I just need to get off my duff and get to the post office!

  2. snow days called on the threat of snow days--love it! hot cider sounds spectacular right now!

  3. I miss having hot cider and hot chocolate. Maybe eventually it'll get cool enough here. . . .

  4. Jan Karon certainly is a great read for snowy days, especially Shepherds Abiding.