Them Winter Nights

Well, here we are! Yet another month of 2020 has come and gone and another new one is beginning. It is officially March and the million dollar question is…

Where is the snow?! Where is the Winter weather?!

TWO million dollar questions! SURPRISE!

And, if you have answers to both of these million dollar questions, you will win the special prize…

Which ISN’T a million dollars!

Quite honestly though, if we are being 100% upfront and transparent, I am not mad with the fact that we have had very little snow.

I dislike shoveling it, I dislike driving in it, and I dislike shoveling it.

Did I mention that I dislike shoveling it?!

In actuality though, I’ll be honest–I haven’t really had any beef with this year’s Winter because it actually has been kind of mild and Mother Nature even teased us with some beautiful Spring weather–like what is happening?!

She. Be. Confused.

But, regardless of the weather that she is sending our way, it doesn’t mean that I don’t still enjoy them Winter nights in the house with me, myself, and my blanket.

And you know what?!

It’s glorious.

Incredibly glorious.

I’m not going to lie, but the negative news about Corona virus and the falling stock market has me a bit anxious, on edge, getting frustrated.

Our world feeds upon this sensationalism of making every happening event around us sound a million times worse than it really is. And it causes people to uproar in a panic.

They are really good at too because I’m falling into that category of “uproar panic” some days.

Quite frankly, I’m sick of this ::insert bad word that starts with S here::

But the one thing that remains a constant regardless of what Mother Nature throws our way and how the media is treating the news stories around us is my love for them Winter nights in my casa.

With all the crap that is happening right now in the news, I physically become ill thinking about it and realize that a night in solitude to laugh, relax, or do whatever I feel is more than needed.

My recipe for total relaxation? It is actually quite simple.

My blanket, my phone on Do Not Disturb, The Golden Girls playing one the TV, and my favorite ice cream flavor. And sometimes, I substitute The Golden Girls for a good read too sometimes. These are the elements that comprise the winning formula to shut out the world and have moments of laughter, happiness, and quiet.

It seems like the news of negative energy will not be going away anytime soon, so it’s time to buckle down and figure out your personal formula to stay smiling and happy.

Then Winter nights are more important than ever, so make sure you don’t take them for granted.

Sprinkle sunshine always,