After a brief tease of warm, spring-y like temperatures here in the northeast the past few days, winter has reared its mischievous head again and this morning blanketed our area with a coating of snow. There wasn’t too much of an accumulation only 2 inches or so, not enough for a snow day, but just enough to wreak havoc with each of my kidlet’s school openings as well as my commute into NYC to work.
Footsteps in the snowy/slushy mix that met me at the train station this morning
I wish I could have just pulled the covers up over my head, gone back to sleep and forget about everything, work, family & life – at least just for a little while. It’s only mid-January and I’ve already got the winter doldrums. To me, this winter has already seemed long, cold and confining. I’m seriously craving sunlight, warmth and the freedom to run around (okay, I don’t really run – I skip though) outside.
A beach or tropical resort vacay would certainly do the trick to bring my spirits up and tan back, but sadly, with the kidlets back in school and The Hubs & I are each entrenched knee-deep in projects at work, no such trip is in our near future.
Well, I’m not going to let the winter doldrums bring me down today. Instead I’m thinking back to some fond and fun outdoor memories that to bring a smile back to my face.
Now it’s your turn to share. What gets you out of the winter doldrums?
Today’s post was inspired by “Pour Your Heart Out” with Things I Can’t Say….
A Serious Case of the Winter Doldrums by The Harried Mom, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.