Monday, December 10, 2012

Canadian Winter

Being in denial about winter being here is just not working. The days are getting shorter and shorter, and the nights are getting colder and colder. Winter has arrived. It is real. And it is a season that I do not like. Not one bit. I bellyache about it until the end of February. Sometimes way into March. And I’m always cold, damn it. Always. No matter how I dress, or how many layers I’m hiding under, I shake like a leaf as if I’d never faced a Canadian winter before.


It wasn’t always like this. And I didn’t always feel this way. I loved winter when I was a child, and couldn’t wait for it to snow. And I was over the moon when those heavy snowstorms and blizzards (that were much more common back then) came to town and shut down the schools. Can you say snow fortresses and snowball fights? Joy, joy, joy! Fun, fun, fun!

Bleh!


That was then. Now I don’t like it at all. Sure it’s scenic. And yes, I look forward to snapping some ‘magical winter’ images, but a couple of weeks of winter, instead of months worth that we’re saddled with, would be enough for all that.

Sigh.


So what’s this chilled-to-the-bone-winter-hating girl to do? Well, since I don’t have the option of spending this period sipping pina coladas on a tropical island, I may as well go stark raving mad  laugh (hysterically) about it with some funny images. Like the ones scattered throughout this post, which I hope you enjoyed.

Brrr...


This used to be me during the winter when I was a child.

This is me now.

Spring (sob)...where did you go? Come back...

21 comments:

  1. You found some great Winter Canuckian LOLs! I read somewhere that the turning point for cold tolerance is 40 years. Once you turn 40, then you feel the cold worse and worse with each passing year. Sounds about right to me!

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    1. That is very interesting, and explains completely why it gets worse each year for me! Not that it's good news since it means it's going to get worse and worse over time! I guess hubby and I will have no choice but to spend the cold months vacationing down south when retirement kicks in :)

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    1. I know! She's no happier about the cold than I am.

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  3. I'm chuckling and feeling the misery...you poor sole..ah soul! Love the kitty jokes and yes aren't we Canadian to the core.

    Ron

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    1. We sure are. We manage to get through each winter no matter how cold it gets. Doesn't mean we have to like it!

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  4. Hilarious and oh so true! I agree with Debra too. When Ron and I came back from Vancouver in the early 80's I was in my mid 30's or so and I SWEAR that I have been freezing ever since!! Just ask Ron. He knows what I am talking about....the long underwear from October to May and the LAYERS needed to stop the shivering!
    I rethink I may have been switched a birth and really am NOT Canadian at all!!

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    1. Senegalese? OH I don't know...just friggin' cold all the time!

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    2. I should start wearing long underwear, Jim! Maybe that'll help. Or not. But I'm sure spending January and February near the beach on a tropical island would help for sure! Hahaha

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  5. Maybe Debra's stats & your experience are correct - - I know I feel the cold way more than I used to. I remember tippy-toeing around in high-heeled pumps - through the snow if necessary - (heck, I used to walk to high school on the 'mild' winter's morning in heels, lol!!!) and I it didn't really bother me all that much. I never wore mitts. So ridiculous now in retrospect. No brain - no pain, I guess :D Now you'll find me in bundled in warm boots, coat, mitts, scarf... and I'm cold... !

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    1. I was exactly the same way, Jane! I look back at how my friends and I dressed, and I shiver just thinking about it! But we honest to goodness weren't cold. Or at least, not as cold as I feel now. My own kids tolerate the winter so well, so there must be something to it. Young blood!

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  6. For the opposing point of view... I moved to Florida about seventeen years ago. I was excited about never having to shovel snow again. Now, I want to move back north so bad it is killing me. I was sweating yesterday. Not bragging about it, it is just do dang hot for me. I see green year round. No change in seasons. I don't get to see the trees turn color, the fall of a winter snow, or the coming of spring. Just the same green year round. Extremely hot in the summer, hot in the fall, somewhat nice in the winter, hot in the spring. I will take snow any day.

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    1. I hear ya, WebDebris, and I don't think I could handle that much heat either. I think a place that offers four seasons equally with winters that aren't as long and severe would work well for me. I don't like extreme heat any more than I like extreme cold.

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  7. Its almost over! The light comes back soon,I promise!

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  8. I laughed my butt off, at the cat and his litter box trek,way too cute!

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  9. It is true that it gets harder to take as the years roll by but in the spring it seems worth it. If you can make it to the spring...

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    1. It sure does seem worth it in spring. I will make it, Francie, I will!! Haha...

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  10. Loved all the funny pictures! I've had my share of Canadian winters, and I don't miss them. I still look forward to the winter solstice because that's when the days start to get longer. Just a week to go!

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    1. I know...just one more week! I am counting the days :)

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