It’s just about that time here again… you can feel it in the air on cool days with a gentle breeze from the east. Winter is coming. Fall is knocking on our door. Frosty months will be here in no time at all. That signifies a lot of things to a lot of people – the delight of a full Thanksgiving feast with family, the wonder of the first snowy day, the warmth of a festive winter holiday. Also, clearing snowy driveways, freezing as you crawl into bed at night, and longing for heat in any way, shape, or form. That’s why the top of my Fall to-do list always has one bold bullet point; Get Boyfriend. I hate that one. In fact, Winter is the only time of year that I ever want to go through the whole horse and pony show. It’s for survival, really. It’s not that I even want a boyfriend, so much as I need a warm companion to keep me alive through the brutal cold and keep my spirits high when temperatures are low. It’s hard for me to get comfortable with people, and I’m not exactly “touchy,” but when it’s -10 degrees outside I’m surprisingly friendly. Suddenly I understand the appeal of sleeping next to someone at night – for the warm cuddles when you have to turn the furnace off at night. I feel better about the ice cold mornings when I have to heat up my car and dig out the snow, because I’m freezing my butt off with someone else. I know my love will chill when the temperature rises, but a hot romance during a frigid winter is the only way to make it every year.