Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Full-on Winter

Last night on the news, the newscasters spent five minutes talking about world events and about 20 talking about the recent change in the weather. That drives me crazy. It reminds me of the Grande Prairie Herald Tribune, which would have one page of Canadian news, another of world events and a whole sports section each day. Of two sections to the paper, one was sports. "What? There was a conflict in Rwanda? Um, I'm not sure about that but I could tell you which of our two high schools had the best curling team."

Anyway, back to winter. To stave off the winter blues, I've decided to write about the things I've been enjoying this fall/winter.

1) Mittens: I just love mittens and my sister Heather has made me two fantastic pairs. Not only are they cute but they also make it so that I don't have to touch doorknobs all winter. My mittens are a fashion-conscious germaphobe's dream!

2)Pomegranates: I am having such a great time eating pomegranates. Kyle thinks that they're too much work but that's part of what I love. Picking out the seeds is like some sort of meditation for me.

3)Puffy birds: I love waking up and looking out our kitchen window to see the round little birds puffing up their feathers to stay warm.

4)Less time for playground zones: We have a playground zone down the street from our house. I don't really mind slowing down during the day but I relish being able to whip through there at 5:30pm. Take that, kids trying to play at the park before supper!

5)Mandarin oranges: Everytime I break the peel of a mandarin orange, the Ghost of Christmas Past bursts out and flies up my nose.


Avey said...

Heyyyyyy Jamieeeeee!
I also share your love for mittens and pomegranates.
However, the puffy little birds have always made me so sad! They look so MISERABLE and cold. And can you imagine what their tiny little feet feel like!?! Probably like they have elastics around each of their toes.

Jamie said...

Wow. I guess it is sad. Especially your description of how their feet must feel. Well strike one off of my list of things to love about winter!

Paige said...

As a fellow germophobe, I also love not having my bare hands touch anything because of gloves. I just try not to think about everything my gloves have touched in their journeys.

heather said...

Jamie you are too funny. I just sat and giggle while reading your old posts. I've decided to start bloging again, I don't really have anything to write about but just thought I'd let you know that I'm back!

Celia said...

You enjoy ghosts flying up your nose? that is weird.

Heather M. said...

You crack me up, as usual! I'm with Kyle, pomegranates are WAY too much work for what you get out of them (so are sunflower seeds). However, I love wearing mittens for the exact same reason you do! Germophobes unite!

Heather M. said...

p.s. you should see Helayna pack back a mandarin orange - wow, she LOVES those things!

Dave said...

I dont get pomegranates either. They have so little juice they just end up tasting like the rind. I think they're a waste of a fruit!

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