Last summer I read a blog post written by someone heading into Northern Hemisphere winter. She prepared a long list called Winter Blues Busters which I thought sounded positively sensible.
It’s since been removed from the author’s blog, so I won’t link to it, but it’s still sitting in my RSS feed so I will just be a bit sneaky and cut and paste the list (with a bit of editing to make it more Sarah).
Now that it’s the tale end of winter here, I’d better get on with it and make the most of the list.
Winter is for…
– Making the mundane tasks into projects (I’ve just printed up a bunch of lists and charts – life organisation 101)
Planning Thinking about a garden – ordering seed catalogues, planning a summer of vegetables and canning
– Getting to all those
craft projects that get pushed to the side in the Summer
– Walking in wintery
– Lighting a wood fire and pouring a
– Reading awesome books –
downloading audiobooks for the kids
Discovering weird vintage dolls in your grandparents’ crawl space and calling them Lucy and Nancy
– Watching old and odd movies (
we’ve been having a 1980s teen movie-a-thon — 16 Candles, Say Anything) (Woody Allen films – Interiors, Scenes from the Mall)
Taking the kids on their first skating field trip – ever!
Potluck dinners with friends and neighbours
Wearing goofy fake glasses and banging out a first draft
– Trying new recipes
– Redesigning a blog
– Drinking lots of water
– Drinking coffee
in cafes at my desk. Finding a favourite coffee stand, becoming a regular
– Talking endlessly
about finally getting a dog/chickens/a potbellied pig
Munching on delicious crystalised ginger to help with sore throats (Illness-free winter so far!)
– Finding a good friend and making a habit (or at least a promise) of getting fit together (yoga! walking! etc!)