Friday's Top Ten

Top ten ways to survive the rest of winter:

10. Use these last few weeks to make favorite winter foods

  9. Wear favorite sweaters one more time

  8. Clean at least one closet

  7. Plan spring flowers and veggies

  6. Paint a room a bright cheerful color

  5. Get a different haircut

  4. Go for a walk on a sunny day

  3. Teach your dog a new trick

  2. Go shopping

And the #1 way to survive the rest of winter:

  1. Take your own Spring Break to someplace warm


Where I live never really HAD winter this year - just check out the pictures coming to you from the Olympics! However, shopping is always good. I like making winter foods - stew is yummy! I'd love to take my own Spring Break, but my teenagers might get a wee bit cranky about being left behind!
Southpaw said…
I love winter, but I am looking forward to spring this year.
Carol Kilgore said…
I love winter and winter foods, too. But come mid-February, I'm ready for it to be over. I don't know why that is. We'd been at the coast for five years, too, so this was our first winter in a while.
Joanne said…
I do like winter, it's a great time to be indoors and write. But I must say, your #7, plan veggies, has me missing summer. We grow a tomato patch each summer, and there's just nothing more delicious than one of those Jet Star tomatoes right off the vine. Can't wait now!
Kathy McIntosh said…
I'm a summer person living in a winter state, but this one's been mild. I DO love wintery foods, so I'll take you up on that. Chili? Soup?
Planning vegies for summer sounds fun, but we always have cold, wet springs, so have to wait a while to get out there and work in the dirt. Which is great for creativity.
Carol Kilgore said…
Joanne - Spring arrives sooner here than it does in most places. We have some herbs and one tomato plant already. But everything is in pots and gets hauled in and out depending on weather.

Kathy - I'm glad your winter has been mild. Ours has not. Probably mild for the rest of the country, but not mild for those of us accustomed to living in a warmer climate. It's still too cold here to plant much of anything outside.
Oh, this was so needed today, Carol. It's been a tough winter, what a great reminder, it too will end!
Mason Canyon said…
I'm all for #10, but every place I go that's usually warm is cold this year including my favorite place - Texas.
I like winter too, but we've been spoiled by too many short winters with plenty of sunshine. A long dreary winter has made me ready to spend time outdoors. I'm planning to live outside this summer.
Carol Kilgore said…
Conda - Winter's been long and cold and wet here. I want to be outside.

Mason - Even here in San Antonio we're still having freezing temperatures. And a lot of rain. I'm thinking it's time for the tropics.

Patricia - I know that feeling. We moved here from the coast last January. So we haven't had any winter in a few years. This is the coldest in San Antonio for several years.
My daughter is going next week to Florida...just to get away to somewhere warmer. Now I ask you is that fair- I mean to the one who gave birth to her? She should take me along or have kept it a secret.
Laura Eno said…
Definitely #1! But don't bother with Florida unless you consider low 60's to be warm...I don't. It's been miserable here for a couple of months now.
Carol Kilgore said…
Some children just have no respect for their parents :)

It's supposed to warm into the low 60s here today, and I'm thinking that sounds pretty good because it's supposed to freeze again in a couple of days.

Where are our 100+ degree days from last summer?
I'm glad Karen had a link to your blog. What fun! Thanks for the Top Ten of winter things to do. :)
M. Gray said…
OH survival is key. I hate winter!! We've been painting here and it does help with the drab cold weather.

Thanks for being willing to be a contact for my story! I just might take you up on that!
Carol Kilgore said…
Kathi - Welcome to the Tiki Hut. I hope you'll stop by often.

M. - Anytime. I'll do what I can. Stay warm.