Quiet times of the year

I think we are fortunate in Minnesota that there is very little doubt about that distinct feeling of winter. The cold bites at us, and we notice. It will get down to single digits this week and it is inescapable.

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Our fat cat Calvin loves to use my husband as furniture in the winter. Shamelessly.

I have come appreciated quiet times of the year, when I take my time. There are less events, though some people attend holiday parties (I manage to avoid most). There are some family gatherings at the holidays, but right now feels like a nice quiet opportunity for reflection. I enjoy my peppermint tea with a dash of eggnog in it, and I snuggle with my cats.

Working from home, some days I am not required to go anywhere. I typically make it outside at least once for a yoga class, a dance class or a walk (at the very least a trip to the mail box). My grandmother used to say she enjoyed winter because there were a lot less yard work chores, and plenty of time for reading. I agree. SO many good books on my shelves.

What is your favorite way to spend quiet times of the year?

cristy@meximinnesotana.com

 

3 thoughts on “Quiet times of the year

  1. I have read: Women of Mercy, By the River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept (The Alchemist), The Zahir, The Broken Cord, The Golden Ratio, Showing Up For Life, and many more this year alone. I’m making up for lost time; all work and no play. I’m trying to learn to paint (YouTube), it’s very soothing and of course-trying to improve the writing skills. Those are the “extra” things beyond the normal life I do to relax and create with the imagination.

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