With the fun & festivities of the Christmas holiday season sadly over, we now find ourselves past the midway point in January - an opportune time for the Winter BLUES to set in.
We're experiencing, in my humble opinion, quite a harsh Winter here. When my sons were boys, I eagerly embraced all of the various seasons. Winter represented hockey along with skiing and snowboarding, all activities that my boys participated in from the time they could walk. But my sons are now men and they don't rely upon me any longer to accompany them to their activities.
Maybe it's the fact that I now find myself a middle-aged woman. The bitter cold of our Canadian winter seems to go right through my clothing and settle in to my bones. I'm left always feeling 'chilly'! Maybe it is my fear of slipping and falling on the ice. I don't want to end up like my Dad!
Owning 3 dogs forces me outdoors at least twice daily, no matter what the temperature or weather conditions.
Due to my work schedule and our days of 'shortened light', my first walk of the day happens in the AM before sunrise and my last walk of the day is after sunset in the PM. My daily dose of fresh air is experienced in total darkness.
I now eagerly await & will joyfully embrace our next season!
No wonder I'm feeling BLUE!