Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winter Blues

After remaining in a state of denial the past few days (hmm, since the time change this past weekend, perhaps?) I have officially admitted to myself that I have the winter blues. 

It's dark when I get up and dark when I eat dinner.  It's gray all day.  It's cold and wet and nasty out.  And there's not much to do until it snows officially.  No sunny warm days to go biking.  No cold clear days to go skiing or sledding. 

I've put my mind to finding fun activities to look forward to during the dark days of winter, and here's what I've come up with!
  • swim classes with my Mom
  • workouts at the gym
  • tanning
  • ice skating indoors
  • shopping at the mall
  • painting on my easel indoors
  • going downtown
  • Christmas shopping
  • sledding 
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • parties with friends and family
  • cooking & baking (esp. apple pies and such for Thanksgiving!  mmm!)
  • reading
  • bowling
  • minigolf
  • special projects--sewing, collaging, scrapbooking, photo editing
How about you?  What special activities do you pull out of the closet in the winter months when you're cooped up indoors on dark afternoons?

Spread the joy!

1 comment:

  1. Nice list!! Think I'll make one of my own! And that reminds me of a list I was inspired to make after meeting w/ Kim last week; instead of dwelling on & fretting about all the negative stressful things in my life, to write a list of all the good and positive things/people in my life and put it where I can see it every day. :)