Monday, December 8, 2008

Bracing For and Hopefully Embracing Winter

I finally just finished racking and bagging the leaves and now the first snow has fallen. It was just flurries but winter has set in. I love the winter sky and the freshness of cold winter air after a snowfall but I miss the light and long days of summer. I'm bracing for the cold and hoping not to get down because of the short days. I'm definitely believe in Seasonal Affective Disorder and am determined not to get down. Here's a list of things I think might help keep lifew bright over the next few months:

  • Put up a Christmas tree (Mame was right, we need a little Christmas right this very moment!)
  • Get a great fake fur throw for snuggling up with a good book
  • Making an inspiration wall
  • Paint my toenails a vivid red or better yet splurge on a pedicure
  • Build a little snow girl for my daughter
  • Feed the deer apples and carrots and fill the bird feeder with seed
  • Find time to draw
  • Send notes to friends via the post
  • Catch up on missed movies (the list is huge)
  • Learn something completely new and outside my normal interests
  • Visit the library and check out a book on an exotic subject or place
  • Plan my garden for spring
  • Finish one of my knitting projects so I have a sense of accomplishment
  • Take on a tough corner of my home and make it happy
  • Take on my abs with the help of the Ab Lounger Pro (on my list to Santa) and win!
  • Put candles in the windows
  • Listen to a new musical genre
  • Keep the Christmas tree up as long as possible which shouldn't be a problem as this year's model was grown by General Electric! Sadly, there is no fir scent but also no skin rash requiring a visit to the dermatologist either.
  • Be unnaturally optimistic despite everything!

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