I’d like to offer a disclaimer that what I’m about to say is not necessarily a popular sentiment among those in the middle of a plains winter. In fact, I’m certain it isn’t. All the same, I’m going to come right out and say it anyway. Here it goes…
I’m glad it’s freezing.
Before you raise a snowball and aim it at my head, hear me out. As uncomfortable as sub-zero temperatures and blowing snow might feel, I take them as a sign (even if it’s a small one) that Mother Nature has her seasons in order. Following last summer’s drought, everyone has been forced to spend more time thinking about the weather and its broad-reaching effects. From produce in the grocery store, to food for our pets, we’ve all felt the effects of a lack of moisture.
It’s impossible to predict exactly what the future holds when it comes to weather. The drought could very well continue into 2013. Most hot/dry spells in the past have lasted 2+ years. If that’s happens, it’s something we will all have to be ready to deal with. For now, though, I’m not afraid to say I’m thankful for the cold.
Even if it means I have to dodge a snowball or two.