This happens every winter.
We get to the last week of January or the first week in February, and the blahs hit. The weather is stuck in freezer mode, the skies are perpetually gray, and the days get monotonous. So it is for me right now.
I know I need to get out of here for a while. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a vacation of any kind, and I really could benefit from the recharge. I have a few ideas in mind– just weekend trips, nothing that would last a full week — but I’m definitely exploring the options.
There are a few fun things ahead, however. Next weekend my friends and I are traveling to Whitewater, WI to go skiing. I’ve never gone skiing before (which may shock some of you), but the idea of just getting away from the city for a while sounds really exciting. We’ll be staying at our friend Jeff’s family cottage which is not far from Alpine Valley, where the resort is. I haven’t decided if I’m going to even attempt skiing or just sit in the lodge and drink cocoa or hot toddies and wave. Either way, I’m really looking forward to the trip.
This weekend is my nieces’ 2nd birthday, so of course a party is planned. I’m looking forward to seeing them, as I always do. I can hardly believe they’re already 2 years old. Time sure flies quickly around here.
In the meantime, I will keep wrapping myself like a mummy and braving the elements. Each day that passes means that spring is coming closer. I can’t wait for that first 50 degree day, when runners hit the paths and the city comes alive. From there, everything will get better. That’s the glory of seasons, right?