I totally understand why bears and other animals hibernate in the winter. It’s too darn cold to do much of anything else.
I’ve really noticed in the past few days how tired I feel. I think it coincides with the latest stretch of cold weather that we have had. I know that throughout most of the country, there are cold temps, so I’m not trying to one-up anyone’s winter experience!
This is the second stretch of below average temperatures we have had this winter, although yesterday and today seem downright balmy in comparison with the sub-zero stuff we had a few days ago. Looking at the little weather station on my desk where I’m writing this now, it is 12 degrees Fahrenheit now with winds around six miles per hour. It did get down to six below zero at some point since midnight.
It could be worse. We could also have massive amounts of snow right now, too. We haven’t had any measurable snow in about three weeks. I think we are supposed to get more within the next week, though. It is what winter is about, so I can’t complain too much!
Anyway, the point of all of this rambling is that the cold makes me feel lazy. I would much rather be on the couch or under the covers in bed than being out and about. It’s ironic for me to say that as I do love this time of year and crispness in the air. A lungful of cold winter air will wake me up. Maybe I do need to be out more.
I think, though, it is just a sign of my overall lethargy rather than being specific to winter time. I don’t do resolutions, but I think getting up and moving around on a regular basis is a good idea. It is something that I will strive to do more of in general.
So, I’m going to try to not be like a bear and sleep all winter. There’s much to be done and seen and experienced, and that sort of thing leaves bystanders wondering what the heck just happened. Nope, I would rather experience things than just wonder about them.
Time to bundle up, bet outside, and live a little. Until next time….