Thursday, February 18, 2010

a winter's manifesto


One of the blogs I read occasionally is Soule Mama. She created the above image for download over at her blog with the written winter manifesto. I found it inspiring since I'm having a serious case of the winter doldrums! I miss my year round sun. I've lived here in this God-forsaken wonderful place for 10 years now and I'm still not settled. I'm working on it.

I especially like the part that says, "Get out there everyday, no matter how cold or quick the visit may be. Through crunchy snow underfoot and breath-warmed wool on your face, remember the magic and wonder of it all. Try not to take it for granted."

How do you other winter dwellers survive the long months of winter?

8 comments:

Slamdunk said...

Blog surfing to find folks who live in warm places.

Momma Val said...

I like the first month then I loathe it after that. Lived in Chicago and Chicagoland for 37 years now and this has been my worst year. Going sledding, skating, downtown Chicago, is fun but if it falls right after you have a baby, it has been very difficult. I do bake and play in snow and bundle up. In years past I would even get some relief from a tanning bed. Not really for the tan as much as the warmth and the happy therapeutic rays. I think I suffer from SAD. I.NEED.WARMTH!

April E. :) said...

OMG! I am totally craving the SUN, but I have actually really enjoyed the snow and cold this year. Even though at once we had nearly 40 inches it seemed! Thanks for sharing!!

Cop Mama said...

Go tanning! Just kidding, I haven't been in years...seriously, about now, we are all going NUTS!!!

Lovely poem, thanks for sharing!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I moved to the South in hopes of avoiding the winter... we've had a historic one in terms of snow where I live, and it's just as bad as the Ohio town where I grew up!

I get by by taking G to the park any time the temperature is higher than 45 degrees, and going to indoor swimming pools. Nothing says "summer" like the smell of chlorine!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Dori said...

Having grown up in the tropics I usually do not adjust well to the cold. But this year has been different--while I still don't like being cold, I have loved watching my children love the snow. However, I think even they are ready for the warm days out playing in the yard and park!

corvedacosta said...

Although we do not have snow in Jamaica it is very chilly right now..I can't wait for it to go ....I love my warm weather....I know it is much colder in certain parts of the states and around the world...all the best

Jillian said...

I don't survive it very well... I grumble and complain all winter long. I HATE it so much. Ugh. Maybe I should make friends with winter and I will like it more?