Brr. It’s getting cold out there.
In a way, I look forward to it; it’s the end of the year, in terms of farming, it’s a slow time, which means I have more time to write, more time to curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea and a fire in the furnace, more time for creative stuff.
Of course, there are things I don’t like about the winter season. The bombardment of advertising for Christmas shopping, for one. And long-johns. Long-johns, while excellent at keeping a body warm in the freezing temps, bug me. They never fit “right,” and I hate the loss of mobility spawned by the fact that jeans are also never quite big enough to handle the extra under-layer.
But, so long as I’ve got a notepad, ideas, a cup of something warm, and a fire in the furnace, I’m happy.
How about you? What things do you need to survive the winter season?