Valentine’s Day comes exactly in the nick of time. For what better time to cheer someone with a wish of love and endearment than dark February.
One of the longest time’s of the year is winter — at least that’s what it has always felt to me. If you are like me, you have a “winter plan” to make it through the cold nasty time, when you are kept indoors. Part of the winter plan is simply making a list and dreaming.
The dream-list can be an end in itself. I make it my special time. At home it can be in my favorite chair with some hot cocoa and a nice journal to write in. Or I may choose a coffee shop that has a vintage ambience and treat myself to an excursion. To give me inspiration I have my favorite magazines like Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, Flea Market Style, and Vintage Style. A new seed catalog is always welcome.
The list itself can help pinpoint what I really want to accomplish this winter. I am not holding myself to this list, so I can make it as ambitious as I like.
Knit a sweater
Knit a shawl
Go through my clothes and get rid of things I haven’t worn
Overdye my blue sweater green
Cull through my yarn stash and donate what I am not going to use
Pull out my knitting machine and make something on it
Organize my wool
Reclaim my closet shelf
Rearrange my workroom
Paint and faux finish the stool and shelf
Cook a new soup recipe
Make more raw foods for dinner
Now that my list is made, I feel very accomplished! I know that I have many fun winter things to do if I feel a moment of inspiration. I start to feel more thankful for winter. I look forward to recharging time, to a bit of hibernation.
Happy Valentine’s Day readers! Have a day filled with your favorite things ~ Karen