So Christmas and New Years have come and gone….. it’s too early for the garden catalogs and dreaming of summer. Cruise wear is starting to pop up and trying on a swimsuit is NOT fun with pasty white legs and a few extra pounds. Days are short and nights are C-O-L-D!! You know the feeling. It’s harder then ever to get out of bed and when you do you might be feeling cranky and bored. I am not going to give you any tips on how to cope, sometimes it’s enough to just wallow in it for a while and then move on. So what’s your favorite winter pastime? I like to read, curled up with tea and a good book. Or work in my studio (gee, I do that at ALL times of the year) At the very least I like to look at winter scenes….. photos and paintings. And wait…… for Spring to come.
January 2013 archive
Yes – we celebrated in our usual fashion with a movie and dinner. And YES – we went to see The Hobbit! It was a tad long but I wasn’t restless in my seat. Some of the scenes could have been shorter but then a lot of the rich detail would have been left out. And we are so used to soundbites of 2 minutes or less aren’t we? So it was nice to relax and enter another world entirely. Oddly enough I spent quite a few of my vacation days making beads (I work a full time job that sadly doesn’t involve glass) that mimic rocks one might find in nature. I was at a loss for names and came up with the Middle Earth idea! Did you see the movie? The scenes with the rock giants? Seemed like a perfect fit.