Boy has it been a long winter.
At least it seems like it.
I guess I always feel that way at some level each January/February. After Christmas, I’m ready for it to warm up, to see the plants and trees budding, and I’m so ready to get in the dirt!
Yet, this winter seems more challenging than others. Every time I turn around we are plunging well below zero and with added wind chills, we are nearing -50. And when we aren’t dangerously cold, we are getting several more inches of snow.
Yikes! Is it spring yet?
On the other hand, I am blessed enough to be in the situation where I work at home and we homeschool, so we don’t have to go out in the cold and snow unless we have errands to run, and I try to keep those for the milder days.
One thing we previously did during winters was to head to a nearby conservatory on a near-weekly basis to be surrounded by plants and warmth. Since we have moved, it is not a reasonable possibility. I really miss that time, sitting, enjoying the greenery, warmth, and scent of the plants. I could simply sit there for an entire afternoon. I always feel refreshed and reinvigorated. Maybe it’s time for a drive. Maybe it’s time to make the trip for an afternoon. I’m sure it’d be a healthy one and well worth the time.