Bears have the right idea


Ahhh, warm breezes, crashing waves, hot sunshine…

Wait, where am I? Well, I don’t think it’s here.

IMG_00000274No, I’m not on Margarita Island.


I’m here

IMG_1205 copy 3If 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

IMG_00000642South Beach, Florida


And then of course we’ll be complaining that it’s too hot!

Are you embracing winter or just waiting for the warmer weather?


8 thoughts on “Bears have the right idea

  1. Much as I would prefer to be on a beach, I bundle up and get outside every day for a walk. I need the fresh air, even if it’s cold.

    1. I’m usually with you on that, Jane. Get bundled up and get outside for the fresh air, but this winter seems to be different for me for many reasons. I think I’m just going to have to do it though–get out and go for a walk. Like Scarlett O’Hara would say, though, “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”
      Thanks for chiming in.

  2. Well this made me smile, I thought I was the only one hibernating this year. I have a feeling that even the most Canadian Canadian is having a tough time getting out there this year. I hope to leave the cave I have been dwelling in soon, but then again maybe not. Hug B

  3. I’m with you, Christine! I wish we were back on South Beach indeed! It was so beautiful, and we had so little time to explore it. But I’m with you on the hibernation trail at this point in time. I was just speaking to another friend who feels the same way. I think we’re ALL ready for spring! Gratefully, it can’t be more than 6 weeks away.

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