Each Friday Heart of the Matter online hosts a meme. This week the theme is: Beating those winter blues. What a great topic! I love Angela's description over there because it sounds like she lives where I live. I, too, am used to the warmer weather and relief from the mosquitos! Have you seen the ones where I live? They are NOT mosquitos. They are dino-squitos. And they HURT! We also have dino-ants. Big, fat, hairy red ones. Ouch! And let me tell you, they can outrun you, so beware!
Anyway - getting back to the topic at hand... how do we beat the winter blues? Here are some of the things we do.
1. We get moving. Being shut up inside the house all day, all week long can make people go stir crazy. We've taken to walking in the mornings around the subdivision. Mainly it's so my hubby and I can stick to our New Me Challenge, but it has the added benefit of waking up those sleepy kids who drag in the mornings with their schoolwork. Nothing like a blast of cold air in the face to wake you up, right?
2. Play board games. We've discovered that we actually like playing games together. It passes the time and gets us all together for quality family time that our regular routine wants to sabatage! The only one we don't like to play is Clue. Well, I mean...we LIKE to but we refuse to play with Dad because, well, he does that sort of work for a living and we cleans our clocks every single time. We're going to try Risk next - but I have a feeling he will own the entire world. I think he cheats.
3. Let in the light. I agree with Christin when she says to open the blinds. I'm a fan of light and it cheers me up and wakes everyone up when it sunny outside. I love natural light and if I could I have walls of windows.
Hey, Jennifer - trying to send some sunshine your way - way over there in Alaska!
How do YOU beat the winter blues?