Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tomatoes

This photo was taken last summer during a relaxing trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

When I find myself bemoaning the normal weather for this time of year, my dad is quick to remind me that even if it takes a turn for the worse, it can't last much longer! Those encouraging words, coupled with frequent daydreams about sun, sand, and surf, tend to get me through the bleak winter months. Not that this winter has been especially bleak. In fact, the above-average temperatures have propelled this cold and flu season forward at a record clip! I can't imagine what my propane bill would have been if it had actually gotten COLD for more than five days... Suits me just fine.


I stepped outside during my lunch hour today and was greeted with bright sunshine and a mild breeze. As I soaked up a few rays, I thought back to my trip to the beach last summer. It's time to start planning this year's trip...up to and including ensuring that I have plenty of those luscious fresh tomatoes to place in the sunny kitchen window of the cottage!!


What is your secret to surviving the winter months? Do you prepare certain comfort foods? Do you need a special heat lamp to ward off Seasonal Affective Disorder? Do you wrap up in your Snuggie and hibernate until spring??!! Please share your tips, and commiserate...it's not for much longer:)

6 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

I don't mind the cold. It is the gray days that get me down. So if the job doesn't have us in a warm and sunny locale, I daydream about warm and sunny. Or even cold and sunny. As long as it is sunny:)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hey - I'm planning a trip down there week after 4th of July - the 8th in Avon. Haven't booked the house yet but will do so by week's end. Would be wonderful if you were down there at the same time....

The winter has been mild but my mood has been worse than ever. Spring can't get here soon enough!

Daryl Edelstein said...

I tend to hibernate ..

Mental P Mama said...

Well, I'll be there to help you pack. And buy some wine;) Miss you so much!!!

Meg McCormick said...

I sleep a lot and just put my head down and grind through each day until, eventually, inevitably, it's March and I start noticing that the sun is up when my alarm goes off and my drive home from work is in the DAYLIGHT, hallelujah! Only a few more weeks till we start complaining about bugs and weeds.

Caution/Lisa said...

Detroit is said to be the third gloomiest city in the country. It's so hard to feel happy when the sun doesn't shine. But that first sunny, warm day here is glorious. I always promise myself that I just have to make it to that first sunny day and things will be okay. It mostly works. Well, kinda...