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What to Do in the Winter

  • March 04, 2019
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My first instinct is to hibernate. It works well for a while but eventually makes the season feel even longer. I’m not a fan of bone-chilling cold or snow or sleet or the gray overcast that makes a sunny day a gift—if I can ignore the freezing temps that go with it. And this winter was rougher than usual. I got hit with a cold that took five weeks to get through and over, my computer crashed with no backup (I know, I know, that won’t happen again), and I had two teeth pulled.

So here’s this year’s list of things I’m doing to get through the season. In no particular order:

  1. Learn something. I’ve been watching YouTube vids learning how to read a foreign language. I added a couple of Apps to my phone and an e-book or two to round things off. Inexpensive and fun. Will I continue into the spring? Does it matter? For now, my brain is getting into a whole different groove. (Some people love Duolingo.)
  2. Performances at colleges. I’m lucky that I’m surrounded by colleges. I’ve gone to wonderful performances of musicals filled with tap dancing to brighten the dreary weather days as well at holiday concerts and happy operas. And many are either free or low cost.
  3. Shredding paper. It may not be as fun or exciting as numbers 1 or 2, but decreasing the amount of clutter is definitely a mood lifter.

That’s all I have so far. What have you been doing to get through winter?

  • Luccia Gray • March 4, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I actually enjoy winter! Of course I’m lucky enough to live in sunny Spain, so no snow in my graden, at all! It’s still chilly sometimes andI love sitting by the fireplace reading and/or writing. I love having friends over for cosy evenings, watching films…

  • Lydia • March 4, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I never would have thought to shred paper in the winter. Does a lot of it build up for you throughout the rest of the year?

  • J. M. Levinton • March 4, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    You’re lucky! I have friends who love to put on skis and snowshoes and head upstate to have fun in the snow. They know better than to call me. LOL

  • J. M. Levinton • March 4, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Well…it tends to build up all the time. 🙂 But when the weather is freezing I can happily sit and shred while watching a movie and convince myself something is getting done. Eventually, the place feels spacious.

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