I don’t know about anyone else, but this has felt like the shortest Winter ever to me. I think it probably had to do with Thanksgiving being so late &
then the Christmas Season just flew by & it’s already February!! (I was still listening to Christmas music in January because I didn’t get enough!
Anyway, I used to get a little blue come February & just need the Spring so badly- I would start thinking of flowers & gardening & being outside
& just crave warm weather. (Not depressed or anything but just almost bored & restless… probably a touch of seasonal affect disorder??)
Anyway, it’s been different for the past couple of years: In 2006, I was pregnant & just so excited & happy preparing for the baby.
In 2007, I was so busy with a 6 month old & I joined this great mom’s workout class, that I didn’t even have
a chance to notice the weather. Below, my poor little guy with doilies taped to his back:
And now this year, with a 1 and a half year old & a business & a blog, I’ve been so busy this has felt
like the shortest Winter ever. The busier & more into what’s going on in life I am, the less I notice the weather! (Below, a room I did with my mother-in-law)
of course I go out & enjoy the weather, but I try not to get used to it, to expect it… just so I can get through the winter. BUT, I think
I sort of let Spring in yesterday. 🙁 (I bought a quilt at an antiques fair that will be perfect for Spring, I had the urge to pull out the Spring
clothes, we washed & cleaned out our cars, did a little yard work, and I planned lots of little Spring cleaning/ organization projects in my
mind and desparately had the urge to move out & buy a house NOW.) Long story short: I’m totally craving Spring now.
to have the best time we can, living in my parents’ basement & to not always be thinking about the future, but I totally started wishing the
time away this weekend. I’m sure it was the house-hunting combined with the beautiful weather but anyway, I realized I really need to just stop.
To focus on the now. And it starts with little things: having fun on a daily basis, doing little creative projects, eating good food, getting excited
about the small stuff, enjoying the weather, etc.
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So, I need some more ideas for winter fun. Easy little projects that make life prettier & more organized. Fun activities that keep you in the
present moment. I’ll be compiling a post with these little winter projects & pick-me-ups & would love your input. (Below, our dog Ashby
buried in snow)
If you live life one day at a time, then tomorrow will take care of itself & the past will not torment you. “
again, I’ll be doing a post on winter pick-me-ups & projects/ things to help you embrace Winter and need your help!! What gets you loving Winter?