The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was winter.Is it weird that some of my fondest memories are of winter, but I still hate it?
Regardless of how long you’ve lived in Quebec, whether you’ve been here for 5, 10 or 15 years, or maybe you’ve lived here your entire life, nothing can truly prepare you for winter.
It always sneaks up on me, at least, a born and raised Montrealer. One day you’re looking outside, leaves tumbling to the ground, mild weather, and then, BAM, it’s a winter wonderland.
You wake up and suddenly you’re dreading the walk to the car. You need to find your winter jacket. Your boots are stowed away somewhere you don’t remember. And you’re shivering.
Did you leave the snow brush and ice scraper in the car? Did you refill the washer fluid? Will you make it to work? Because, be honest, you probably haven’t switched out the summer tires.
Aside from the initial shock, though, I am looking forward to going into hibernation.