When I was young, I enjoyed the cold. I do not now. I haven’t for several decades. They say the cold gets into your bones. That cannot be true. Such a condition would indicate a serious case of hypothermia, but the description is quite apt. Cold weather seems to go deep and linger, almost as if it emanates from within.
While I do not like cold weather, I have to say that I do enjoy snow. I do not like the cold that brings it. I do not like the slush and general confusion that it creates. But I do enjoy looking at it. Watching the world around you change in a matter of minutes is exciting. Moreover, that change is generally peaceful. It is not a clamoring apocalypse. It is a soft, quiet repainting of your world. Snow is fun to play in for a little bit, and wonderful to look at.
But I do not like the cold. We have not had any snow in SC yet this winter season. We generally have at least one little snow storm during our cold months, but none so far. What we have had has been day after day, almost week after week or dreary, cloudy, wet, cold weather. For the last month it seems that we have one day a week of sun, and all other days have been either rainy or thick with clouds, and cold.
I do not like the cold. Friday we had sunshine. I seemed to come alive. I vacuumed the place, and ran the carpet cleaner. I did laundry. I tidied up. I did some running around. I was full of energy. The day before was dizzily and it took all my energy to do what I normally do. Saturday it is cloudy again, so dreary after a wonderful day of sun. Once again I felt drained of all energy and motivation.
Cold, cloudy days are best spent with someone special, doing nothing but naughty forms of adult exercise. Sure, they could be used for cleaning house, but if the house is nearly clean and no sun beams in through the windows, I figure the Hell with it. Maybe window shopping? Going out in the cold? No thank you. The right person could bring some warmth from within. But the weather makes me feel closed off, like a bear in her den.
I dislike the cold, and I am not a fan of cloudy days. Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.