Christmas is over. The strings of lights are boxed up and the decorations are also tucked away until next year. For me, it is now a matter of getting through the winter and counting down the days until to spring. It is such a chore to put on the layers needed to go outside and an even bigger chore when getting the kids ready to go out, as well.
I just don't think I am a winter person, I would much rather have the windows open and the sun shining in. But, what can I do? Living in Canada my whole life, you would think I would be a winter enthusiast!
I think I will just have to make the most of the season and enjoy being snuggled up in a hooded cotton pullover with a favourite novel, or maybe a travel magazine. The winter is a great time to find a new hobby or rekindle the love of an old one. I used to know how to knit in a very limited capacity, and often wish I could pick it up and knit myself and children beautiful button down cardigans to keep us warm this winter.
Honestly, I really wish I could embrace the cold and snow during the winter months. It can be very pretty, especially when freshly fallen snow is sitting on evergreen branches and roofs of homes. With a January thaw predicted this week I will enjoy the little taste of spring before the snow and cold returns next week!
So, when you look out your window during January do you see a winter wonderland? Or, do you cringe and pull the blankets up over your head and wish to hibernate until April?