Brrr. It’s definitely winter in New England. But I’m not complaining. Well, not until mid-March anyway. I’m done with winter by then. For now, I am going to enjoy the season. Which is why my husband Rick and I decided to head north to Jackson Village, NH on New Year’s Day. If you’ve never been, there is a wonderful selection of Inns and Bed & Breakfasts with cozy rooms, glowing fireplaces, yummy breakfasts, and hot cocoa and warm chocolate chip cookies waiting for you at the end of the day. It’s downright fantastic. But also dangerous.
If, like me, a good book or a pair of knitting needles and a roaring fire are all you need to be content, it can be very easy to hibernate through our chilly-sometimes-freezing winter season. But I was determined. Having purchased new x country skis (with edges this time) and boots, I was ready to re-commit myself to this winter sport. I would cross the snow-covered golf course. I would glide along the wooded trails. I would stop and chat with the other skiers. And that’s exactly what I did. In 12 degree weather, I enjoyed the sunshine and the fresh air and the exercise felt wonderful. And that cozy room and fireplace…it felt even better when I returned to it.
Are you a hibernator? What can you do to get outdoors this winter. Don’t like to ski? Try snowshoeing. Don’t like snowshoeing? Bundle up and go for a walk around the block. We all have something within our reach that we can do to get outdoors in the fresh air and get our body moving. It’s winter in New England. Enjoy it. Until March anyway.