Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Battling the winter blahs



the 10 on Tuesday prompt was appropriated considering what greeted me when I landed in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon.  Honestly, winter in the south is generally not to bad-unless we several inches of snow dumped on us every 3-4 years! Last year's snow jam made us the laughing stock of the rest of the country.  The hotel I stayed in has proven to be very cozy and homey,  but I am looking forward to getting back home.  Some of the things I do-
10. Knit-winter is the perfect time to for quick cozy knits like hats, mittens and cowls.  Doing these projects in bright colors makes me happy.
  9.  Enjoying a spicy and hot beverage or one with some zing
  8.  Having a fire going in the fireplace
  7.  Making sure the blinds/curtains are always open-especially when the sun is shining!
  6.  Go for a walk-like #7 especially when the sun is shining-i like the idea of banking the good days to off set the gloomy days.
  5.  Work on quilts in bright colors-nothing better than cheery sunny fabrics
  4.  Indulge in a margarita! mmmm lime
  3.  Read a book set in a warm/sunny place or the beach
  2.  Listen to upbeat music
  1.  Remind myself that every day of winter brings me closer to spring!



6 comments:

  1. I'm sorry Philadelphia didn't greet you more warmly! Hopefully you didn't have to travel any further north where we had ice, sleet, and the dreaded wintry mix. I really like your idea of banking the good days to offest he gloomy ones - true in winter and true in life!

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  2. I like to work on projects with bright colors during the winter as well. It makes me happy! I'm sure you anxious to get back home. I know the weather up here in the northeast has not been real sunny of late.

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  3. I love going for walks especially when it's nippy outside!

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  4. I love having all the curtains open too! Most of my windows don't even have curtains anymore. That's how much I love the sunlight. Visiting from Ten on Tuesday

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  5. I'm with you about a beachy read.

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  6. Love the idea of "banking" the sunny days...it would've been nice these past few rainy weeks to have a healthy balance of sunshine in my account!

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