I have a whole different attitude about winter this year: I'm retired, and if it's nasty out, I don't even have to get out of bed, if I don't want to! You have to understand that last year at this time my job had me driving all over creation in all kinds of weather. Getting up before 7:00 a.m. so that you can get the snow brushed off your car and the windshield defrosted is not my idea of fun. Then driving 2 1/2 hours through blizzard like conditions (it happened more than once!) to arrive at a customer's home to have them say, "I've changed my mind. I bought from the guy down the street," was such a delight.
Of course, if it was really storming when I got up in the morning, I could reschedule my appointments for another day. But in New England, the weather conditions can be very different two hours away from where you are, or even where you are standing, two hours later!
On one occasion, I got stuck in a snowbank in my customer's driveway, and prayed that the poor old guy wouldn't have a heart attack while shoveling me out! More than once I managed to get my car back in control after performing a reluctant 180 degree maneuver on an icy road.
Nope, not this winter. When the snow blows, when the freezing rain falls, you'll find me safe and warm in my home, maybe in my snuggies and furry slippers, sipping hot toddy, and thanking the good Lord that I'm retired and don't have to venture out there. I'll watch Ellen and Dr.Phil and snuggle up with my blanket in my recliner! (And I might not even bother to wear that bra!)