The "No More WInter Whining" link party might have to back pedal a bit after the recent snowfall out east. That's okay-- go ahead and whine! The theme this final week is "Favorite Part of Winter." Well, decades ago, I would have answered, "ice skating." I used to love it, but for health reasons, I can no longer skate :( Here are my (quite) old skates.
Those skates were old when I bought them. My town used to have an annual used skate and ski sale. I bought these there when I was 12 or so, and the funny part is there was a name written inside the boots; it was a good friend and neighbor of mine! I talked to her a few years ago and mentioned I still had her skates. She couldn't believe it.
Today, however, with a somewhat broken body and jaded attitude, there are a few things I would have to admit I like about winter. Closed windows so I don't have to listen to my noisy neighbors. Not having to run outside and yank clothes off the line because it started to rain. No tornado warnings. Of course, Christmas, but I would have to say my favorite part of winter is: WHEN IT IS OVER! These are the plants I showed last week, poking through the snow. There is hope!