Wednesday, November 19, 2008

'Tis the season

So winter is officially here. My favorite time of the year. It is treacherous though since the sun is shining real bright but should you step out without adequate insulation, you would freeze instantly.

I have rediscovered my love for hot chocolate and the Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate powder has never tasted better. My sister-in-law and I picked up a box each from the Ghiradelli square in SFO and while her stash goes into the yummy cakes she's been baking ever since we got back, I have been ODing on hot chocolate. I finally get to wear my lovely, soft sweaters and my ankle length boots to work. I also get to feel super hot in my knee high Aldo leather boots and woollen skirts. My craving for chai at all odd hours of the day is no longer frowned upon and my co-worker willingly agrees to accompany me to the local desi joint.

And the shopping.Don't get me started on the shopping.This year the Black Friday sales have started earlier than usual to try and lure unsuspecting, hapless folks into parting with their hard earned money in exchange for some incredibly satisfying retail therapy.I have decided to do my part by jump-starting the economy with my shop till I drop policy.

Thing at work are slower than ever since most people are on vacation. It gives me time to take stock and get some fresh perspective on the way I want my professional life to be from this point on.

Did I mention that I love winters? And you?

14 comments:

asaaan said...

The first winter I faced was back in 1999, in Boston. It got dark at 4.the snow would stick around and get all yucky. I freaking hated it and went back hom to Singapore in mid Jan and come back in March. Thats how much I hated winter.

The next year, I appreciated the New England fall.

Then we moved to CO,where it snows and the sun shines the next day and everything melts. But now, I had 4 kids and imagine putting on gear for 4 kids. It used to take 1/2 just to get everything ready.plus the whole soggy mess left by the door..The snow boots, the caps, the missing mittens.Arggh..
so no winter is the season I dread the most. :)

PS:The adarak wali chai whether its at 3 in the afternoon or 11 at night. :)
I love that though plus all the baking I do.

La vida Loca said...

2nd most fave is winter for me..first is fall...all ur reasons

Dee said...

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrvvveeeeeeee winter... The heavy blanket weight on u while sleeping, the cuddling, catching glorious sun rays like a cat, the misty mornings, hot cups of beverages, soaking in a hot water tub... I could go on & on & on.. :)

Divya said...

:( :(
I miss winters!!! Though I have never experienced the snowy winters from abroad, which means no winter fashion shopping as well, I used to LOVE the frosty, foggy winters while back in school! Delhi and around used to be awesome.
Hyderabad, does not know winters. Period. Sigh!

DewdropDream said...

Bleddy weather cannot make up its mind here. It's really cold when we walk out of the house in the morning and then the sun comes out in 30 mins... been wanting to wear my mini with stockings but cannot trust the weather at all.

Winter's nice... I'll enjoy it better when I go home though :D

And we demand shopping list post.

I love Lucy said...

@asaaan : Aaah, from that perspective, winter does sound like a pain! And the chai, oh yes the chai.I am game for a good cup of chai anytime of the day!

@Loca : I love Fall too, just that Fall in my neck of the woods is not a big deal.

@Dee : See,there's a girl after my own heart!

@Divya : Winter shopping rocks! It's way too addictive though :(
If you have experienced Delhi winters then Hyderabad must truly be disappointing then.

@Dewdrop : The weather here too gets really unpredictable sometimes.But just like any other fashion conscious woman, I wear my skirts and boots irrespective of how cold it is outside and get yelled at by M when I am shivering like leaf while walking from the car to the restaurant!

asaaan said...

I never owned a nice pair of boots. Firstly because how pratical is it going to be with 4 kids, one who is permantely grafted onto my hip. Secondly, I always wonder whether its going to affect my driving. Thirdly, I am 5'8 and my dh is 5'8.5 so thats another issue.

But I am going to splurge on one this year.

asaaan said...

I never owned a nice pair of boots. Firstly because how pratical is it going to be with 4 kids, one who is permanently grafted onto my hip. Secondly, I always wonder whether its going to affect my driving. Thirdly, I am 5'8 and my dh is 5'8.5 so thats another issue.

But I am going to splurge on one this year.

I love Lucy said...

@Asaaan : Oh you should absolutely splurge on some good knee length boots.They are really cool and the ones I have don't have much heels either so that aren't all that uncomfortable either.
And when you do get yourself a pair,I call for pictures of the hot mamma!

Mama - Mia said...

i want that box of dark chocolate powder now!!! bwwwaaaaaaaaaaah!!

M used to always get Ghiradelli squares for me on his trips to US! and the though of hot chocolate is making me go nuts!! :)

i am not totally fond of winters because i feel VERY cols very quickly! plesant Bangalore chill suits me just fine!

cheers!

abha

D said...

I've learnt to love winters, though I'm a summer child.

DewdropDream said...

Oh and I've gone shopping for boots and cannot find anything with decent heels... they all look like tiny mountains, the height they are!grrrrr... I want to add two inches to my height... not look like a stooping camel!

I love Lucy said...

@Abha : I, somehow, instantly took to the winters here even though I have been in Bangalore all my life!
You love dark chocolate too huh :) Lets see what we can do about it when we visit Blore next time :)

@D : I used to love summers as a child because of the vacation and it mainly meant monkeying around!

@Dewdropdreams : I hear you! I had a really tough time finding a pair of boots that fit me snugly at the knees and that had decent-sized heels.Finally managed to find the perfect pair albeit at a really high price.But it was so worth it!

chandni said...

I LOVE winters!