10 Positives About Minnesota Winters
I may just be one of the biggest complainers about winter. It sucks, in my view but I realize many people enjoy a variety of winter activities, so I am attempting to put myself in that frame of mind.
With these frigid temps moving in, there's no time like the present to start getting mentally prepared.
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Be advised, Winter is only temporary, although it can seem like forever. Here are ten reasons to embrace a Minnesota Winter.
- This is the obvious one but NO bugs. In the summer months bugs, mostly mosquitoes account for the majority of my cursing. Winter, no bugs!
- You can fish in the middle of a lake without the expense of owning and maintaining a boat.
- This is just one of my theories. We may be semi "freeze dried" for a few months allowing us to age a bit slower.
- We can pack on a few pounds and cover it with layers of clothing.
- No yardwork. Maybe an occasional cleaning of the driveway but no mowing, trimming and all that other fun stuff.
- Being stuck working indoors isn't as torturous as watching a beautiful summer day out your window at work.
- Winter doesn't last forever.....so far
- If you absolutely can't stand winter and need a break, we have these handy places called airports.
- I rarely have the urge in the Winter to take an impromptu jog. Not that I do in the Spring, Summer, or Fall but I'm struggling to find 10 good things.
- And finally, It's much easier and less smelly to gather up the dog's butt nuggets when they are frozen.
So, it's not all bad. I guess, it just depends on your mood, your mental attitude.
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