There is something exciting about each season change- an opportunity to do things that you might only do certain times of the year. But sometimes i find that a season can totally pass by in a blink, and all the fun things I meant to do didn't quite happen. Does that ever happen to you?
So I decided that this winter (and I think of winter as being pretty much the middle of November to the end of February), I'd make a small, do-able list of things to help me focus on what I'd like to get out of the season. Nothing crazy, not a checklist of a hundred winter activities that I'll never get around to doing, just small things that would make me feel like I had a good winter:
I went a little crazy with the winter themes on picmonkey, so it looks a bit more christmas-y than I really meant for my winter list to be!
The first one is something that I've really been wanting- a new, super warm pullover to get me through the winter, and hopefully something I can wear to the office, too. I'm thinking something in a cuddly alpaca!
As for eggnog from scratch, this stems form my desire to have some low-fat eggnog, and never being able to find it. Surely I can just make it at home with 2% milk or something, right? I'll google.
It occurred to me recently that I haven't built a snowman since I was a small child. I think this might be the toughest one on the list, because we tend to not get a lot of snow in Toronto. But I'm putting it on the list in hopes that it will encourage the snow to come. Winter is so much prettier with the snow.
There are lots of great winter festivals in Toronto, like the Royal Winter Fair, The Winter Music Festival, Toronto Christmas Market, City of Craft, to name just a few. There's something about attending festivals that make enjoying any season super easy- they've got it all decorated, the atmosphere is on target, you get to wander around and enjoy.
As for a new-to-me craft, I'm thinking of sharpies/painting on mugs. In my head, I have a secret fantasy where I'm amazingly good at this craft, so much so that my fantasy self has opened an etsy store selling my stunning artistic mugs and painted porcelain. But have I ever actually tried my hand at it? No. It's time to fix that.
Do you have any goals for yourself this winter?