Winter Withering ……that’s what I call it….the cold, the snow…..it makes me lazy…..I’m like a big (big) bear wishing I was asleep in my cave not awaking until the first signs of Spring. Although winter doesn’t present an immediate danger as do most earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis or tornadoes it produces (in some) a very slow and sure dampening of spirits. The older I get the less I tolerate it (winter).
I miss my windows being open and having fresh (warm) air to keep the (winter) aches and pains at bay. Sunshine (not accompanied by cold). Walks in the forest. Camping. I despise wearing winter boots, hats, mitts, scarves and coats. You bundle up to go ‘out’ and then you die of heat as you tromp indelicately through the grocery store aisles in your winter uniform with unseemly perspiration rolling down your face (maybe it’s just me?? :).
Walk in the cold and then come home, immediately upon entering the warmth of your home the nose drips. The cold has somehow found it’s way into your bones and it takes a big blanket or a warm bath to turn that bone chilling cold into warmth again.
Winter is my time to day dream. Planning what I will do during the active 5 or 6 months of my year keeps me focused. Researching and orchestrating the next great vacation (which passes all too quickly).
9 more sleeps until the next great vacation ….. booked in August (6 months ago). Night 1 in Managua, Nicaragua. Night 2 through 3 through 8 in Big Corn Island, Nicaragua, Night 9 through 15 in Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, Night 16 in San Jose, Costa Rica…then back home. I won’t have daily internet connection during this trip. The Corn Islands are remote, electricity isn’t guaranteed, internet connections even less so. Little Corn has no cars. Big Corn for $1.00 (US) per person you can get a cab ride anywhere on the Island.
Yup, 9 more sleeps until I feel the warmth, the fresh air the sand between my toes . . . . .
p.s. just realized I forgot to mention that I am on Day 3 of a cold…congestion, runny nose, general malaise……*sigh*