Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's a Winter Friday Five

Singing Owl over at RevGals says...

Brrrr! Baby, it’s COLD outside! At least that is the case where I am this morning. We are in a January deep freeze. Have a cup of hot tea and tackle five easy seasonal questions.

1. What is the thermometer reading at your house this morning?
Hmmm... I didn't check it but The Harpist says it was in the high 20s.

2. Snow—love it or hate it?
Love it. But I hate the way Marylanders drive in it!!!

3. What is winter like where you are?
You never know. Three weeks ago we didn't need jackets. A week later we had temps in the 30s, then snow and now it's typical January. Grey, chilly and bare. Most of the time, we have mixed precipitation which is always dicey for driving!

4. Do you like winter sports? Any good stories?
To do? Not so much. To watch? Figure skating for the music and the drama.

5. What is your favorite season, and why?
Fall!!! That's football season!!! (GO BUCKS!) Need I say more???

Bonus: Share a favorite winter pick-me-up. A recipe, an activity, or whatever.
It would have to be mulled cider. Heat apple cider in a large pot. Add 1/4 cup honey and stir. Put 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into smaller pieces, and 6 or 7 whole cloves in a cheesecloth bag (the spices amount is for every half gallon.) Warm in crockpot. Serve with optional cinnamon stick or an orange twist. (Most people find the cinnamon stick too strong.) The smell is warming too!

Stay warm and well...


Sarah said...

Ooooo...might have to try the cider...right now I'm in to hot green tea...good for the body ya know! :)

QuakerPastor said...

Yeah Football --O--H

Deb said...