A break in the weather.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Mother Nature is a tease!

Thank Her goodness for giving us a break because we really do need it. Unfortunately, she is going to turn around and be the same frigid b*tch she has been for the last couple of months, for the next 3 to 4 months.

I hate the cold. So, Why do I even live here? Because Spring, Summer and Autumn are wonderful. And if it wasn't for winter, I don't believe that those three would be as beautiful here. The summers would probably also be brutal - as hot as winter here is cold. I know there are people who love winter, even in Cleveland. They ski, and ice skate, sled and take full advantage of the winter sports. It just isn't me. The closest thing to a winter sport for me is shoveling. I can bear it because I only do it 20 minutes at a time. I want to go outside to walk and play in the dirt (garden). The days are still too short to fit much in after work unless I stay indoors. And don't forget that the temperature drops can be so extreme. Notice I haven't mentioned wind.

It is this time of year that I become so "s.a.d."

There is something else though too, and it is hard to get a handle on for me. I'm not sure what it is but it points mostly to social disconnect. I also don't have a reason (other than "me") to go anywhere or do anything.

My "Girls Night Out" group is pretty "regular". We get together at least 10 times a year -- generally always centered around food & alcohol. Outside of that there isn't much more. One of them doesn't live too far from me either. She jogs in the same park, but we don't get together to work out. It's like our timing is off. (So are our fitness levels - she JOGs, not me!)

So, from where shall my new motivation come? Will the break in the weather 'spark' some movement and determination for change? Will my rump develop an ample desire to be more active? Will the hunger bear which has not hibernated doze off to sleep for awhile?

If only for a few days... I must go outside and get some sunshine on my face!!
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