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How can I Savor Winter?

By Sheri Cyprus
Updated May 17, 2024
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You can't always successfully fight winter weather, but you can savor the season. Somewhere in all the time you spend shoveling the driveway, scraping the icy windshield of your car and trying to keep the pipes in your home from freezing, you can also savor winter by taking time to enjoy its beauty. Even something as simple as building a snowman or sitting by the fireplace on a cold night can be a way to savor winter.

Spending a quiet evening by the fireplace is a great way to help ease the winter chill and avoid going out on icy streets. You can work on a hobby such as knitting or another craft project while listening to music. A warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate can help you savor winter while being warm and cozy indoors.

Popping popcorn and watching videos is another great way to spend a winter evening or afternoon when it's too cold to spend much time outside. You can also savor winter family times by playing board games. Winter is also a great time to make gifts for the holidays in your spare time if you start early in the season.

Engaging in fun outdoor activities is a great way to savor winter while getting fresh air and exercise. Whether you go ice skating with a friend, have a family snowball fight or just take a walk by yourself to smell fresh pine trees and feel the crunch of snow under your feet, it can be refreshing to enjoy the winter weather. Don't forget to dress for the weather with gloves, a hat and warm clothing.

You can also savor the giving holiday spirit of winter by shoveling an elderly neighbor's driveway and/or baking some extra muffins or cookies. You can savor winter's comfort foods by enjoying warming soups, stews and mashed potatoes. A bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon is a healthy and delicious way to start a winter morning and if you fill a slow cooker with food in the morning, you can come home to a hot meal after work or school.

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Discussion Comments

By anon61453 — On Jan 20, 2010

I like to come in on a cold winter evening after work, shake off the chill, fix a bowl of chicken noodle soup and have a hot chocolate with marshmallows by the fireplace. If it's snowing, I open all of the curtains and turn off all of the lights and just watch it come down.

By anon61445 — On Jan 20, 2010

I'm lucky in that I don't have to do a lot of winter driving, which is the worst part of winter! But I do, and always have, found much to enjoy. The thing is, you have to stock up on necessities ahead of time. Buy extra t.p., canned goods, pet food, medicines, alcoholic beverages, frozen food so you don't get caught short.

Slow down, sit back and relax and find enjoyment at home in the evening! Go for a walk in the snow, it's beautiful falling from a dark sky, or a white blanket in dazzling sunlight. Wear warm comfortable clothes. Feed the birds and squirrels, a bag of peanuts or sunflower seeds don't cost much! Cook something good in the slow cooker, watch a good DVD, listen to music, work on a hobby, exercise (there are lots of TV exercise shows, and DVDs), burn some piney incense. Winter won't last forever, it'll be hot and humid and sweaty again soon enough!

By anon61423 — On Jan 20, 2010

I've never been a "crafty" person however, I've been wanting to learn something i could do during these months. I was at pat catan's getting gift cards for my sister for christmas and found they offer all sorts of short-term craft classes! Exactly what i want and need. I love working with my hands and staying busy.

Baking smells too delicious for me to resist over-indulgence. (Especially while warm!) Along with learning new crafts; stamping, scrapbooking, making jewelry, etc., I also love to cook "out of the ordinary" meals i find in "taste of home" or "simple & delicious" magazines. They aren't difficult but are, like they say, delicious. Experimenting. That's the key for me. It keeps me busy during the winter months. The only drawback is having to go outside and drive to these places to purchase ingredients or take classes! Once done though, it's smooth sailing!

By leilani — On Jan 18, 2010

I like to bake during the winter. Baking has a two fold benefit, the house smells delicious and the baking process also heats up the house. Yum, just no overindulging.

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