Chef loves winter. I am not sure if he loved it before he was an ice sculptor, or if the thrill of competition season (which occurs January through March) did it. I’m pretty sure he loved it before, though. He likes heavy snowfalls, and doing donuts in parking lots when the pavement is icy.
I like those parts of winter, too. Snow makes me smile, and while I can’t do donuts in my all-wheel-drive station wagon, I do enjoy it when I’m a passenger in Chef’s car. After I get past the terror, of course.
But right now, winter isn’t so nice. The sparkly snow has mostly melted, leaving only dirty piles in the corners of parking lots. There’s a wet, bone-chilling cold — the damp, hovering-around-freezing cold instead of the nice dry cold that comes when it’s 20 or even 10 degrees. And the sun? I have vague memories of that shining orb, but he’s been MIA for a while.
I keep thinking to myself that we’re over halfway through January, and then February is a short month, and with March comes the beginning of spring! But I don’t want to just hang on until the temps warm up and I can run outside again and the blue skies return. I want to enjoy this time!
I got a new haircut in December and lived on compliments for a couple of weeks. I bought some yarn last week and finished one knitting project and am ready to start on the next one. Seeing the red Netflix envelope in the mailbox almost always cheers me up. If the Colts win their next game, Sunday will be a very happy day. And I’m trying to stay active by going to the gym.
What do you do to keep your spirits up when the weather is gloomy? Give me tips!