I have a touch of the Winter Blues. And it’s not even Winter yet. And I live in Southern California. I must be a wimp, because I’m not battling hail storms, shoveling snow, or dressing in more than two layers at a time. In fact, I’m in a tank top at 9pm and have the window wide open. So, what’s my problem?
The GREY weather. The ugly, yucky, cloudy, grey sky. The lack of sun. The rain puddles that aren’t drying up. The flu bug that hit my house earlier this week. The inevitable, not so fun things about this time of year are taking up precious space in my head and heart, and preventing me from thinking about the beauty of the season.
So, what’s a girl to do? Remind herself of the many reasons she used to be in love with fall and winter.
Walks in the Rain
Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows
Spice Scented Candles
Extra Warm and Cozy Jammies
Soups and Stews
Scarves and gloves
Holiday Spirit in the Air
And maybe list a few things to do to “perk up” those gloomy days at home
Play some music
Burn those spicy scented candles
Bundle up and play outside.
Put soup in the crock pot
Go the the pumpkin patch
Do some holiday crafts with the kids
Enjoy a cup of tea
I’m feeling better already. This is my starting point. I’m open to more suggestions!