It is fall in Utah which means it will soon be snowing. I saw a prompt that asked what I did on a dark and stormy day and I figured it would be a good topic to write about because that type of weather will soon be taking over in Utah. There aren’t a ton of things that I do when it is storming out but a few things that I really do enjoy doing.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this prompt was I love to watch football when it is stormy and nasty out. I don’t think there are many things better than curling up and watching a good football game when it is cold and nasty out. On with that theme I also love to just put on a good movie or even watch reruns of my favorite shows curled up in bed. I love not having to go out and being able to watch it storm and be warm and comfortable in my house watching TV.
The only other thing that I really love doing when it is storming is to get whatever book I am reading and find a warm spot to sit and finish the book. I love being able to read books when it is gross outside because I can read about warm places and forget for a while that it is snowing and freezing outside for a little while. I also have started to love listening to audiobooks because there are days where my head hurts so bad that I can’t read but being able to listen to an audiobook is great for passing the time as well.
Those are a few things that I love to do when it is stormy and gross out. What do you like to do when it is storming outside?
This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is list 6 things you are going to miss about summer. I chose this one because I don’t usually like the summertime and I wanted to list reasons why I will miss it when fall & winter roll around.
Anyway let’s get on to the list of things that I will actually miss when this fall & winter come.
I will miss the warmer weather. The only reason I list this is because when it is 5 degrees outside I will be wishing it was hot because no one likes to freeze their ass off all winter long.
I will miss not having to worry about when I leave the house in the morning. I hate that I have to try and figure out how long it will take me to get to work because you never know what the roads will be like and how long it will take.
I will miss everything looking alive and pretty because I get so tired of everything looking dead all winter long. During the fall things start to look dead as well because by then the heat has killed everything.
I will miss all of the fresh fruits & vegetables that I pretty much live on during the summer. There is nothing like eating vegetables out of the garden every day.
I will miss not having to worry about forgetting a jacket or layering because of the cold.
I will miss being able to drive around with my sunroof open and the windows down listening to music on my way to and from work. I love having my sunroof & windows open and to be honest I am not 100% sure as to why but I do love it.
Those are 6 things I will miss what will you miss when the summer comes to an end?
If you want to join in this week here are the prompts:
1.) How do your kids remind you of your own siblings growing up? 2.) What grade is your child going to be in? Share a memory you have of yourself at that same age. 3.) List 6 things you are going to miss about summer. 4.) Write a blog post inspired by the words: whoops. 5.) Tell us about something somebody did that made you happy.
I am thinking about starting a new post series about things that drive me insane. I will just post one when something people have done drive me crazy. Today I want to write about idiot drivers. As most of you know I live in Utah and the past few months it has been snowing quite a bit which always makes for interesting drives to and from work. What drives me insane is it is like people forget from one day to the next how to drive in the snow. I also love the idiots that drive big trucks or SUV’s that think they can drive 100 MPH when it is snowing and the roads are icy. It never fails that I see them a little farther down in an accident and I just laugh at them.
You would think after driving in the snow for a few days that people would remember to slow down and not follow so closely but they still drive like total idiots and then always seem to act confused when they get in accidents. I have driven to the job I have now for 6 winters and lets just say that the drivers seem to get worse every year. I have started leaving my house super early because I don’t want to deal with the idiot drivers anymore than I have too.