So, don’t you kind of like the dismal quality of January?

Maybe I am crazy, but as much as the gray skies get a little old, I find comfort in them. I feel that January and February are months that I can recharge and get things done all at the same time. We don’t go to as many events, we stay in more, we do simple things like board games and reading a whole lot more. I mean, our schedule is probably still super booked for a lot of people’s taste. But, I find that I like the extra hours of solitude and nothingness because the rest of the year we are running like chickens with our heads off literally.

As you know, I have been gabbing on and on about getting rid of things and cleaning out the cobwebs and clutter. There is a peace in that too because we are at home in our habitat, chilling with our favorite movie in the background with our fave fat cat. Though we aren’t true couch potatoes, we veg during this time more than any other time.

I also tend to wear my glasses out of the house more during the winter, and less of the contacts. My overall ensembles are more chill. I still wear my almost daily dresses, but they are more dressed down with leggings and often times Uggs. I know, the shoes of the suburbs, and a real turn off for a lot of people. But I yearn for them after Halloween and am ready to throw them out of the door when April hits.:)

I digress. Do you guys enjoy the lack of sunshine during the winter and the more lazy feeling that comes along with the first 2/2.5 months of the year? Or is it depressing for you?

There are ways to make days brighter for those who don’t have a glass half full mentality about winter:

Keep Christmas tree up longer (if you have one and if it’s artificial), the lights are so pretty on cold winter nights

Create projects to fill up your time indoors like scrapbooking or organizing:)

Take a class that you have always been interested in like glassblowing, knitting, or cake decorating, etc

Work extra hours to either make more money or to accrue extra vacay days and you can spend spare time planning that fab trip

Plan a winter get together like a Valentine’s party or a Star Wars marathon or wine and cheese shindig

Hope some of these tips help you guys beat the winter blues if you have them. If you are like us and like the more chill time of the year, the parties and classes are still useful. We are throwing a Valentine’s sleepover party for my daughter and her closest friends in a few weeks that includes baking and fun heart inspired games. I am also signing her up tomorrow at our local Michael’s for a couple of 2 hour classes to help her hone some skills. They are 50 percent off tomorrow. Check your local Michael’s!

Have a lovely rest of the night and Saturday!

simply~

Dee

 

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