The other day when I was teaching a Relief Society lesson at a local nursing home, I told my little audience that life is way, way, WAY too short to hate an entire season, so from now on, people, I am going to EMBRACE WINTER!
So I got up this morning with a plan to embrace winter. Here's a recap.
1. At 5:15 a.m. I put on an insane number of clothes so I could go on MY morning walk with Kathy and instead of grumbling I went WINTER, I EMBRACE YOU BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING I'D RATHER DO THAN PULL ON LOTS OF UNCOMFORTABLE UNDERWEAR TWO HOURS BEFORE THE SUN COMES UP.
2. Between 5:30 and 6:30 Kathy and I went on our walk, which caused me to say WINTER, I EMBRACE YOU BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T WANT TO SLIP AND FALL ON HER BUTT SOMEWHERE ALONG SOUTH TEMPLE BEFORE BREAKFAST? WHILE IT'S STILL DARK? BECAUSE THERE'S STILL ANOTHER HOUR BEFORE SUNLIGHT?
3. At 10:30, I drove over to Stephanie's house and did a little fishtail thing along 9th East because it was icy and apparently going 15 mph was too fast, so I exclaim WINTER, I EMBRACE YOU BECAUSE DANGER MAKES ME FEEL ALIVE AND ALSO GIVES ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO LAUGH IN ITS FACE. HAHAHAHAHA!
See? Aren't you proud of me? Meanwhile, I am sipping some herbal tea because THAT'S one of the real pleasures of the season.