It's beginning to feel a lot like winter

  • November 11, 2011
  • INK Team

This post comes from INK alumna Rachael Genson.

Living in Texas, we rarely get to experience nature’s common reminders that the holiday season is upon us.  We of course get Christmas lights, but our leaves always stay the same color and there is a never a “first snow” signaling winter’s arrival.  And this year, as if Mother Nature was laughing in our faces, the weather stayed unreasonably warm through October.  I’m sure I wasn’t the only Texan who worried if it would ever feel like winter.

Then just like that, all our dreams came true.  An overnight cold front brought those chilling temperatures that many of us wait for nine months out of the year.  It doesn’t matter if that cool air is here to stay.  What matters is that this change in temperature is the statewide signal that the holiday season has arrived.

Allison claims that December is the best month of the year, a fact I wholeheartedly agree with and I’m willing to bet Kari does too.  Not only because we all get to celebrate birthdays, but also because December brings tradition and lots of holiday cheer.  In Allison’s words, “Everyone is happy.  It’s just a fact”.

And here at INK, everyone is happy.  Take a look at some of the other reasons why we are so excited about this time of year:

The winter accessories.  We can finally break out those boots, mittens, hats and scarves without worrying about the social repercussions.  And we can’t forget about cardigans (everyone knows how much INKers love their cardigans).

Actually getting to enjoy an afternoon football game or a run on Town Lake without sweating profusely.

Non-stop Christmas music on the radio and at every retail location

The Holiday Trifecta: Great drinks, delicious food and quality time with the family

Nothing says holiday season like Starbucks drinks that warm your throat and satisfy your sweet tooth – think Gingerbread Lattes, Apple Cider and Peppermint Mochas.

With all these things to look forward to, what’s not to love about this time of year?  Reply in the comments section and let us know your favorite part of the holidays.


One response to “It's beginning to feel a lot like winter”

  1. Adrienne says:

    Oooh, this post makes me giddy for the holidays! As part of the aforementioned “holiday trifecta,” I really appreciate the triumphant return of pies to the culinary landscape (I think a couple of INKers might agree with me on that one). Cherry pie, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie are my favs.

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