Winter Without Snow

Ok, I know, I know talking about the weather is pish-posh, but seriously is this going to be the winter without snow? I have lived in Illinois for nearly 18 years and while we have had winters without much snow, but we have never, ever gone until mid-January without any significant snowfall. We experienced 50′ weather over the weekend! Today and tomorrow is much of the same. I am not complaining at all and would like to see a very short winter, as it is my least favorite season. I wonder if this will be the latest we will get snow in Chicago? What if we don’t get any?

What I Like About Winter

I love skating, but don’t get to do much of it with many of my little ones needing lots of help, so I rarely get ice time when we go.
I love cross country skiing but we need snow to do that activity.
I enjoy sledding with our children.
I love the first big snow fall or snow storm.
Snowball fights.
Making snow angels with my children.
Even though winter has nothing to do with this holiday, I still love a white Christmas.

What I Dislike About Winter
Being cooped up inside.
The cold.
The shorter days.
Less sunlight.
Driving in snow.

After writing those two lists, it appears that I do not hate winter as much as I thought I did.

How about you? How’s winter where you are?

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  1. After moving from New England to South Florida, I miss so many of those things.

  2. I always hated driving in the snow, but I absolutely love having it on the ground. I miss it terribly!

  3. Marcie W. says:

    I’ve had about 3-4 of my almost 29 winters with one snow day here in Las Vegas. They are rare but that’s okay with me. If I crave snow, we drive 40 minutes to the mountains to play!

  4. I would miss snow, if I never saw it again. That being said, once a year would be just fine with me!

  5. I think Mother Nature is about to change all that!! :)

  6. Yes, I think so! My husband just said that we are to get 4″ between tonight and tomorrow!

  7. I wouldn’t want to drive in the snow or ice.

  8. HilLesha says:

    The weather has been bipolar lately, but I’m not complaining, because I hate winter! Some days it feels like Spring, which is my favorite season. :)

  9. We’ve had an unusually warm winter here in Florida this year. I am just waiting for it to hit hard between now and spring.

  10. Penelope says:

    Around here it’s been pretty mild

  11. We are getting that snow too, so it has definitely changed here!

  12. Minnesota has been weird, we have a dusting down right now, I want snow if it is going to be cold. I hate being cooped up :-(

  13. Oh, I know! Being cooped up is no fun! Hope you get some of the snow we are getting here in Chicago! Go north, snow, go north! ;-)

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