What an intriguing idea. How do you define a Bad Winter? I think there are actually two schools of thought on this.
Bad Winter…Blizzards Bad Winter…Too HOT
High winds and snow Heat and Humidity
Power outages Turn on Air conditioning?
Hazardous driving conditions Who dreams of a Brown Christmas?
Good Winter… Blizzards Good Winter…Just Right
Smell of pumpkin bread No coats
Hot Mulled cider Ice Cream on Pie
Quiet of snow landscape Thunderstorms and Lightning
Sledding Football outside, no coats
Ice Skating Skateboarding in Park
Holiday Inn and White Christmas Latest blockbuster at the theater
Which camp do you belong to? I’m weird…I love the snow. As long as it’s OUT THERE and I’m IN HERE. Baking bread, pies, soups, and other wonderful warm savory foods, and experimenting with different teas and coffees. Netflix binges. I love watching the kids build forts and snowmen, and making hot chocolate for when they come in, red nosed and laughing.
I didn’t love it when I was hanging out a window working drive through in the fast food joints. I’m warm, I’m a Popsicle, I’m warm, my teeth are chattering, I’m warm…I remember thinking, “OH LORD! Please don’t let me get the ones that have to count out their change and they’re 2 pennies short and HAVE to find those 2 pennies!” “O Please! Don’t want to talk to me while you’re waiting for your food! My left arm is frozen!” I didn’t love it when I had to walk 3/4 mile to my class from the dorm with a head wind and sleet and snow pelting my forehead. I didn’t love it when I had to drive 180 miles on the interstate at 12 mph because of bad roads and accidents.
The idea of a Brown Christmas is not appealing to me. Spending Christmas in Florida or Hawaii just doesn’t do it for me. I’ll take a White Christmas please.