1214 Is it spring yet?

Snow Day
Photo by di_the_huntress

I ask because the winter angst is hitting me hard.  Shane picked me up from work and I immediately burrowed under a blanket and refused to come out.  I wouldn’t come out to exercise.  I wouldn’t even come out for Taco Tuesday, not even when Shane offered to brave the cold for Sabor Latino takeout.  I regretted it later when he was enjoying his tacos, but still couldn’t be convinced to come out from under my blanket until Shane consented to turn the heat up a few degrees.

I just can’t handle the cold.  I can’t do it.  I like all the things you do to avoid the cold, though.  I like knee socks and hot chocolate.  I like sweaters.  I like cuddling under blankets in front of a fireplace.  I like coffee, coffee with whiskey, coffee with Bailey’s, coffee with Kahlua, coffee with whipped cream.  I like soup and oatmeal, though not at the same time.  Most of all – perhaps more than any of these other things –  I like taking baths.

So that’s what I did tonight.  I took a long, very hot bath.  I read the August issue of Bon Appetit cover to cover in an attempt to pretend that it was still grilling weather.  I thought warm thoughts, and then I bundled up in my pajamas and read in front of the space heater.

What do you do to cope with the winter?

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0 thoughts on “1214 Is it spring yet?

  1. What do you do to cope with the winter?
    – live in a place NOT called, ya know, “Mitten” (burrr!)
    – leave south-facing sliding glass doors free of all obstruction so as to admit max amount of light max hours all day
    – go to large arena twice a week and holler my brains out at a bunch of 20-year-old millionaires on ice skates (i.e. care TOO much)
    – begin to plan my Spring Road Trip
    – take art workshops/classes/time in studio = immerse in art making one way or another
    Hang in there, my dear friend! Spring is indeed coming. XXXXXOOOOO

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