Right now in the Northeast the days are short, cloudy and cold.  My main goal is how quickly I can get from Point A to Point B and spend the least amount of time outside.  Even when I take the dog out, I stand in the tiny bit of warmth the garage provides and look around the corner at him.   I guess I’m still waiting for my thick winter blood to form, because it’s awfully frigid outside to me.  





For me, the most soothing way to deal with winter is to look for the beauty in it. As I gaze out the window at the barren trees, I’m guessing they’re taking a rest in order to prepare for spring, when they’ll gently come to life.  Every day the sun gives us another minute of sunshine to remind us of the gorgeous days that are just ahead.  Winter provides an opportunity for me to be lazy, to curl up on the couch, under a blanket, with a good book and take it easy.  With all the activity that summer and spring bring, that’s a luxury I seldom give myself.

But even while I relish the peace and quiet of winter, I can’t help but think about taking a vacation.  There’s an adventure calling me off this couch.  Whether it’s a warm sandy beach, a bit of history to be explored or a concert in the park, my mind is not on winter or it’s limitation.  I’m almost out of breath picturing all the things I can do and places I can go, once winter loosens its grip.  Oh, there’s no doubt about it, I’m in a vacation state of mind.  Tell me what’s on your mind right now?


  1. Your thoughts made me smile, because I can relate. In a way, I’m hoping for one or two big snowstorms so that I have good reason to hunker under a blanket and read without feeling any guilt about staying at home. I hope you get to take a nice vacation to escape the winter blahs!

    • jackikelly says:

      Yeah, the thought of curling up on the sofa, with a blanket, a book and a whole pack of cookies does sounds like a dream come true. I’ll take one of those.

      • While I am totally a sun worshiper, I’m actually waiting for winter to come. We have had such mild weather, it feels like spring. I love all 4 seasons. I love winter(when it’s cold) to clean the air from all of the germs, to nest with a good book, hot chocolate and/or a good movie. I love to wake up to a snow fall and realize I don’t have to leave the house.

        When this is over, I look forward to spring/ then summer, then fall, and back to winter.

        • jackikelly says:

          RNicholas, I agree, every season brings something that I enjoy too. They’re all beautiful in their own right. I think might just need a vacation.

  2. Vacation sounds good right about now. I could do with a warm getaway at least once of month. How I love to dream! As we come to the end of January, we haven’t seem a lot of snow, in the Northeast, but it has been cold. Oh my I better shut my lips because we still have February to get through.

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