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Since the cold is here and I can't hibernate until the spring thaw, I'm thinking about activities I can take part in. So here's my list, which I'm making no guarantee that I will attempt. (Sometimes it's really just too cold.)

  • Walking along the nature trails. As long as the wind isn't bitterly cold, I find it a pleasant way to get in some exercise.
  • It's a perfect opportunity to walk around the city & take some winter photographs. Outside photo's have taken a back seat since the weather has turned colder.
  • Build a snowman. I haven't done that since I was a kid. Okay, I'll have to think about this one.

  • Go for a walk after dark, while snow is falling. It can be peaceful & it reminds me of my childhood. I used to run outside in my pj's and boots to catch falling snow on my tongue.
  • Be the person that brings out hot chocolate or hot apple cider to your chilled friends/family. Someone has to do it, so why not me?

What are some of your favourite outdoor winter activities?

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Till next time,


Well, a lot people are feeling January's bitterness by now, after a long delay in the cold weather. You may also be seeing some snow.

As I've written before, the older I get the less I like the cold. This sudden snap into January has confirmed this. If I don't have to be anywhere, I'm not venturing outside.

10 Things To Do When It's Cold Outside

1. Sleep in. Good if you don't have kids or pets that need feeding.

2. Have a full-on hearty breakfast, if your a breakfast person. Eggs; hash browns; pancakes/waffles/toast; sausage/bacon; coffee; orange juice, or some other variation. After all it's cold outside.

3. Batch cooking. I don't have much happening on Sunday's, so it's a perfect day to get a sometimes tedious task out of the way.

4. Laundry. If there's more than 1 person in the house, there's always laundry that needs tending to.

5. Return phone calls. Catching up, can make the time fly.

6. Clean out your purse/wallet. It's amazing the amount of receipts & crap that you can accumulate in such a short amount of time.

7. Start a knitting or crochet project. I have 1 that needs to be re-thought. Yes, I'm still thinking about it.

8. Play a long board game, like Scrabble or Monopoly. It's a fun way to make time fly.

9. Curl up with a warm blanket or by a blazing fire and watch your favourite movie or read book.

10. Have a nap. If you can, why not?

What are your favourite activities to do when you don't want to brave the cold?

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Till next time,