Ahhh, warm breezes, crashing waves, hot sunshine…
Wait, where am I? Well, I don’t think it’s here.
If I think I’m feeling blah about being here, I can only imagine how my father and his wife are feeling. At this time of year they usually are in “Margaritaville” as I call it. This year they’ve been delayed by some health issues but they hope to head south soon—either to the island—or perhaps on a cruise—soon. Lucky them.
Me? I think I’ll just keep acting like a bear and hibernate. I think they have the right idea. I don’t plan on heading into a cave, or even diving under the covers—although the latter option certainly seems like a good idea sometimes. While “cabin fever” may set in soon, it hasn’t yet and I don’t miss going outside at all.
Some people are able to enjoy all of this snow and cold weather—and the smart money says that’s the healthier thing to do. “The cold and fresh air will invigorate you, and you’ll feel better about winter.” Or so the saying goes.
I used to be among those people who enjoy getting out to cross-country ski, or hike on the Cataraqui Trail.
Or closer to home at the fairgrounds.
None of those places is really calling me this year. Nor are my skates or skis. I am quite happy to leave them in the basement. I should likely be questioning my heritage. I’m a proud Canadian. We’re supposed to be used to winter and all that goes with it. We’re supposed to embrace it. I have one word for that:
I think I’ll just keep with my bear-like hibernation and stay cozy in my cave. Soon enough it will be beach weather
And then of course we’ll be complaining that it’s too hot!
Are you embracing winter or just waiting for the warmer weather?