Uh, no. Not at all.
I know a lot of you get excited at the prospect of snow, and rightly so. Nothing wrong with that. When I see peaceful winter scenes in Christmas movies, I think it looks appealing too. Then I remember that snow comes with cold. In order for snow to be maintained enough to stay looking pretty, it needs to be cold. No one really wants to be cold. They may want to live in that Christmas card scene for the month of December, but no one really wants to be cold, packed into snow and ice, for 5 months out of the year.
Actually...let's not count my husband when we're making that statement.
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Anyway, I'm not sure what the point of this post is. I think I'm depressed. Like, truly. I'm not sure how to pull myself out of this "funk". You'd think, "Now, Kristin, rock bottom had to have been LAST year. You know, when you had to spend the entire winter in Alaska by yourself while your husband was off (potentially) getting shot at."
Sure, I'll give you that. Last year sucked. Thank God for blogging. It pulled me through.
But, it gave me some great expectations for this year. However, it's still winter. Not much has changed. My 4th gosh-darn winter in tundra-land, and the 3rd gosh-darn winter I refuse to go outside. The first year, I tried. No more of that nonsense.
Anyway, I went to Target while he was fishing. I knew it wouldn't make me truly happy. I knew it wouldn't solve any problems. But I went. Because it's probably a good idea to leave the house at least once during the day, right? Sure.
1. A brown sweater. I wear stuff like this every day. I can't wear non-sweater material in the winter. Too cold here. (I actually keep "second coat" in my classroom. You know, like how Pam has "second drink" on The Office? It's the lighter coat I put on when I take my heavy coat off each day.) Plus, this sweater was $8. I'd be foolish not to buy it.
2. Weeds. We are currently on Season 3 from Netflix. Netflix doesn't work fast enough for this household. Seasons 5 and 6 were $13 and $15, respectively. Again, it'd be foolish not to. If it contributes to my greater happiness (and it really does), I'm gonna do it.
3. I was going to make a dip. Haven't gotten around to it yet.
4. I actually did need this tea. We go through a lot of green tea.
5. And, really, after listening to children of every age (birth through 18) act like miscreants*, running and shrieking and swearing through the aisles of Target, I needed this shot of caffeine.
*I understand that children are supposed to act like children. However, I suppose that high school girls should not be running through the store, shouting and swearing at each other, though.
Did I need any of that stuff? Not really. Did it force me to leave the house and make eye contact with other human beings? Sure did.
I suppose that's a win.
Also a win? I walked right by the Valentine's Day candy without even picking anything up.
What do you do when wintertime depression sets in? I know I harp on this a lot, but they say to "write what you know". I look around, and this is what I write.