The Season of Discontent

Today was not a good day.

Winter arrived today- cold and damp the likes of which you can only feel in a state surrounded by five lakes, biting little flakes of snow snipping at my nose and eyelashes. At the risk of alienating those of you who adore winter, I have come to the realization that I’m not made to be a winter person. The last few days running errands in the cold feels twice as hard – no, ten times as hard – as it does in the warmer weather.

My entire body is in a state of rebellion – my sinuses are clogged, my ears ache (a new symptom, for I’ve never had earaches, even as a child), my throat is swollen, and my lower back feels weaker than cheap styrofoam.

How rude.

To top it off, people here are CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.

I don’t approve.

Not yet. It’s just too early. Santa Claus should not be arriving (by helicopter!!!) at my local mall. Now, added to the discomfort of cold, I have to deal with hoards of holiday shoppers, grappling over sweaters and socks, 25% off today only between the hours of 7 and 10 am.


I am sorely tempted to crawl into my cave and stay there until it all passes (or at least until I can get to Florida, although God knows when that will be).

Oh my, please forgive the negativity expressed herein.

It’s just the season.

PS~Melissa just reminded me that Starbucks Peppermint Mocha’s, (in red cups) are now available.

Maybe I’ll live after all.


5 thoughts on “The Season of Discontent

  1. I’m with you . We don’t have snow, but I went to find “harvest theme” linens for Thanksgiving and they were all gone and Christmas stuff was out! ARGGG. I am going to try to stay out of stores this year. Thanks… I love Peppermint Mochas. Now I have something to look forward to when I drive to Spokane.

  2. I know just what you mean, Becca! How I wish for a cozy cabin tucked away somewhere with a blazing fire, a fuzzy robe and slippers, and a cup of organic Brazilian coffee. To shut the cold (and the world) out would be so nice, wouldn’t it?

    Just think of all the writing we’d get done!


  3. I’m off for FL come December. I don’t do cold very well for very long. If you do come down, look me up! As for the Christmas shopping…or should I call it stampede…I have gotten to where I can’t take it. And yes, it’s too early. I posted about this very thing a week or so ago, so I hear ya!

  4. Everything tastes better in a happy red cup. 🙂

    I don’t miss winter, generally, but sometimes I wouldn’t mind a good snowstorm.

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