Winter and Guests

img_7980Ol’ Man Winter has arrived for his annual visit, bringing with him pals Biting Wind, Frigid Temps and Dreary Sky. Pretty Snowfall may drop by during his stay, but her presence is unpredictable most years. The others are easier to put up with if she makes a couple of appearances.

It’s the little things that add up to make Winter’s layover manageable. Here are a few of my favorites.

*Fuzzy socks
*Holding and drinking cups of hot cocoa
*Holding hands
*Jumping back into bed before the warm spot is gone
*Scent of wood smoke from neighborhood chimneys
*Sitting close
*Hot toddies
*Burrowing under layers of quilts
*Soft fuzzy throws
*Cat that has decided he likes lapsitting
*Steaming crockpot suppers
*Clandle glow
*Laughter and chats that warm from the inside out
*Getting into a warned-up car
*Watching funny black-and-white movies
*Warming inside of coat by a fire before getting bundled up
*Furry hoods, boots, mittens and muffs

Share the warmth with a donation to a worthy charitable event. Give coats/scarves/mittens or dollars to help warm the bodies, tummies and hearts of local families in need this winter.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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