Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Five: Winter’s on the Way

Winter's on the Way SingingOwl at RevGalBlog Pals tells us: “The picture is of my back deck after the first heavy snow last winter. I am looking at the weather forecast with a sigh of resignation. You see, our glorious unseasonable stretch of sunny days is ending and rain mixed with snow is in the forecast. The weather guy actually said, "This is probably the last nice day till spring, folks..." So, I am trying to plan ahead. Help me out, please. When it is cold outside:”
1. What is your favorite movie for watching when curled up under a wooly blanket?

I think I’ll have to go with Bell, Book and Candle with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak.
2. Likewise, what book?
Mostly, I read new books. But I do like to go back to Jane Austen from time to time. And I have a book (actually a series for each season) called Winter: A Spiritual Biography which is nice to dip into – it’s an anthology of writings about the season.

3. What foods do you tend to cook/eat when it gets cold?

Beef stew, bean soup, pie, gingerbread, pot roast…you get the picture.
4. What do you like to do if you get a "snow day" (or if you don't get snow days, what if you did)?

In that case I’d really take the day off – bake or cook only what I wanted to, do some reading, watch a movie. Enjoy the snow with the dog.
5. Do you like winter sports or outdoor activities, or are you more likely to be inside playing a board game? Do you have a favorite (indoors or out)?

Inside, thanks. Board games are fun. We like Trivial Pursuit (I just got the “Lindbergh to Eisenhower” edition at a church sale, so watch out, Sisterfilms!), Scrabble, and Twenty-Five Words or Less. Cribbage can be fun too.

7 comments:

Jan said...

I'd forgotten about cribbage. My husband really likes that.

Sally said...

A Spiritual Biography for each season, that sounds great!

angela said...

I've heard about Bell, Book and Candle but never seen it. Good play--I learned from each answer!

Purple said...

Gingerbread...the smell...the taste...my the treats today have been "so good".

Mompriest said...

Yes, I like that book series idea too...will have to check it out....

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

definitely getting the picture with your food choices! and a hungry one at that :)
you might like the info i posted on news from jane austen a couple days ago...

Sisterfilms said...

OMG! Trivial Pursuit! Can't wait to be cooped up with you guys this winter - we are going to play so many games!