Winter really can suck the life out of you and it sure does beat me up. Every. Year. This year it did so quite literally.
I’m trying to be more positive this winter so for my post for February I decided to focus not on the people I love (since I love them every day, not just on that ridiculous made up holiday) but on some of the things I’m loving right now that are helping me push through this season of misery.
I need to find a way to kick these winter blues for good. Life is too short and I can’t waste three months of my life every year being moody, sluggish, and irritated. Well, I think I found my savior.
Well, Christmas is officially over. The decorations are covered in dust and need to be packed away. The lights outside are frozen to the house and need to be unplugged. The inflatable snowman and Santa are half buried in snow and one has a broken light bulb. The elf has returned to the North Pole. The remaining Christmas cookies are stale. The magic of the season is gone. And in its place we have winter.
My last post focused on why winter is simply not for me. I actually used the word “hate”…in the title. You can read it here if you… Read more “Five Things I Love About Winter”
Well here we are in the thick of winter. The excitement of the holiday season is long gone and the beginning of spring is so far off… Read more “Hello Winter, I Hate You”
Six more weeks of winter?! No thanks. Part of why I love being a New Englander is so that I can change my mind and mood along… Read more “Punxsutawney Phil, I Reject You.”
I write this from a Vermont mountainside condo. The steep slopes, which should be covered in lovely white snow and peppered with skiers, are strips of brown… Read more “Family Ski Weekend, courtesy of El Nino”
As I write this, it is negative nine degrees. NEGATIVE. NINE. DEGREES. I give up, Mother Nature. You win. It’s no secret that this winter has… Read more “Trying to Stay Sane During a LONG Winter”
All through the house, not a creature was stirring not even…. oh wait a minute. That’s a lie. It’s 4:30 in the morning and I’ve been awake… Read more “Mom’s Twelve Days of Winter”