Sunday, March 18, 2012

Will it Last

The beautiful weather I mentioned before, has lasted all week!  It's wonderful to be able to open all the windows and blow some of the winter stink out of the house.

I have to say though, I'm not entirely certain that we're not going to get one last winter storm before Spring finally arrives with normal seasonal temperatures.

We have had a very odd Winter in Southern Ontario this year.  There has been very little snow and the temperatures have been quite mild.  It's actually had me thinking about what it would be like to be somewhere north, where the snow is falling silently around us and we end up trapped in a cabin deep in the woods.  For most people, I think they'd probably panic or freak out.  But, I don't think that would be me.  I think I would embrace the serenity of it.  Good old fashioned board games, cards and charades would keep us entertained.  We could sip wine or hot chocolate snuggled up by a fire and take a moment to appreciate the solitude and wonder Mother Nature bestowed upon us.  I think I would probably get a little stir crazy depending on the length of the storm; but, overall, it would be nice to unplug and unwind.  I imagine the kids and Mr. Twingle would be with me and we would build a village of snow people and maybe even a fort.  A good ole snowball fight would ensue and we'd all end up in the snow in fits of laughter.  Sounds highly romanticized doesn't it?
Of course, if we had had a proper, snowy, cold Canadian winter, I'd probably be singing a different tune!

What about you?  How would you survive if you were snowed in at a cabin deep in the woods?  Would you embrace the chance to appreciate the gift it provides or would you panic and try to figure out the fastest way out of there?

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