Preparing for Winter

Winter is coming and I’m getting ready for it. The kitchen is stocked and all the winter garments are clean. With the first snowfall of the year less than a week away (according to the forecast) and the possibility of another next week it is time to be ready for long days and nights indoors.

Last week my parents sent their Cafe Cocoa machine home with me.

Me: “You’re giving it to me?”

Mom: “I never use it. Every time you come over you and the kids have hot chocolate already.”

Me: “Yeah, but you can never have too much hot chocolate.”

Mom: “Take it home and use it.” Then she handed me a bag full of chocolate and marshmallows. It has already been used to make S’mores hot chocolate, cookies ‘n’ cream hot chocolate, and mint hot chocolate.

My closet has a bag full of glue, glitter, cotton swabs, pasta, thread, and puzzles. The Q-tips and glitter will make snowflakes which we’ll use to decorate. The puzzles are to be gifts from my youngest to family members for Christmas. He picked out ones he thought would be liked (wolves for me, horses for sister, Star Wars for his brother) he said he wants to put them in frames. We’ll do this when it is too cold or snowy to go out. The pasta will be used to make garland.

Lastly is my tablet and book shelves. They’re stocked full of books to read. Several books I haven’t read yet and a few favorites that I’ll read again. I just started on my pile of Christmas books. I look forward to snowy days and nights where I can curl up and read.


Do you do anything to get ready for winter?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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8 Responses to Preparing for Winter

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Now that our kids are on their own, it seems the only prep I have to do is to put my summer clothes away and take out my winter clothes. I work on crafts all year long, but when colder weather comes I spend more time indoors working on them. Of course, it takes longer to get anywhere if the roads are bad, so I lose some time with that. Sounds like you’re all set for a fun winter season with your kids!

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  2. Sounds like you are all ready to hunker-down in bad weather…good for you! You’re very organized; I never even got the outside ready for winter, at least, not yet.It’ll be a minimalistic job. I have half of my winter clothes out…and few summer ones put away.Yeah,I’m behind!
    I love the coziness that comes out through this post!

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  3. jeff7salter says:

    I think I want to move to YOUR house. Sounds like a great place to be during the cold months.
    Winter? I guess I should bring in the water hoses, change the oil in the vehicles, and see if I can get the security light (north side of the house) to work again.


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