Friday, December 16, 2005
Friday' Questions - Winter Weather
1) What is your area's winter weather usually like? What range oftemperatures are typical? Do you get lots of snow and/or ice? Haveyou had much snow so far?
~We have all 4 seasons here in PA, and right now it's chilly like it should be. I'm not used to the humidity, so it seems so much colder than I'm used to in CO. We've had about 12-14 inches of snow so far this year. It can get down in the the single digits and up to 45 or so, depending on the mood of the jet streams (i'm just trying to sound smart, is it working? )
2) How do you heat your home? At what temperature do you usually setyour thermostat in the wintertime? Do you have a fireplace, and do you use it often? Are your heating bills usually expensive in thewinter or about average?
~Since we're in an townhouse complex, our heat is inclued in our rent, but Geoff likes it cold & I like it warm. Many times his office window is open, and I'll be downstairs freezing! The thermostat pretty much sits at 70. I'd love a fireplace mainly for the atmosphere. Maybe someday.
3) What are some of your favorite winter/cold weather activitiesand/or sports? What type of winter coat do you have, and what accessories do you usually wear with it? [Scarves, hats,mittens/gloves, etc.]
~I love to be inside during the winter. Like I said I'm cold almost all of the time. Why would I want to be out in it too? I always have my scarf & mittens, and sometimes I'll wear a hat depending on if moisture is falling from the sky.
4) Do you enjoy winter, or do you prefer a different season? Why/whynot? Do you ever suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder [SAD] in thewintertime? Do you ever travel to warmer climates to get away fromthe cold temperatures?
~I love a hot dry summer, and if I had more money (as if we all wouldn't), I'd definitely go someplace warmer.
5) What are some of your favorite winter foods and beverages?
~My friend Liz (Eckman) Lovelace got me hooked on Chai Tea. I love it! I als will have the usual hot chocolate and occasionally a coffee. Egg nog is a must for Christmas time.