Ugh. Winter in Maine is not my favorite time of the year. I am not a big fan of the cold or the snow. Why do I live here? The rest of the year is darn nice. So, as I was standing in out in the cold at the Augusta Dog Park (Yeah, I hate the cold, but I will stand out in it for my fur-baby!) it dawned on me I have a short list in the last couple of years that have made winter much more manageable for me.