I spend much of winter indoors, with all the shades drawn to keep the cold air out and the heat in. There isn’t much to see outside my house anyway, except snow (lots of snow) and the trees. That’s the drawback to living on 13 acres of land and being so far from the public road; there’s never anything new to see.
Every so often though, the sun is strong enough to force me to open the shades and let the light in. Yesterday was one of those days. The light illuminated the crumbs on the table and floors, the piles of papers on the kitchen island, the books and toys strewn about the living room. So I wiped down the table and swept the floor, which isn’t a major thing to do but which almost always gets done when I have the shades up. There’s something about the warmth of the sun that pulls me out of the winter doldrums, even for just a bit.
The sun is out again this morning, but it’s cold and snow is on the way for tomorrow. I’m feeling tired and a bit cranky, so I’m allowing the warmth of a cup of coffee to flow over me for a bit before I dive into the tasks of today. The sun is making its way up over the trees and I’ll eventually open all the shades again, let the light in and hope that the sun pulls me out of the doldrums again today.
Tell me~what gets you out of the winter doldrums? The sun? New clothes? A vacation?