What is your way or idea to help beat the Winter Blues?
I Think Parks Are Good Medicine for the body and soul!
Name some of your ideas or activities To help give you a lift with the weather changes.
Nice walk on a sunny day always puts me in a good mood. Finding a nice bench to sit and ponder what I have achieved and what I want to do next helps recharge my spirit!
Our summers are not as bad as you might think, we did not break 99 this year in my part of town and the humidity is supposed to be good for your skin or so my wife tells me.
I loved snow skiing, key word being loved. Speaking of boots and equipment, I still have my boots and ski pants, gloves, jacket etc., and a friend even borrowed them last over Spring Break when their family went up to Ouray, Colorado.
Oh it's fun to go out and play in it once in a while, just rather be outside in shorts and flip flops these days.
I'm miserable at 90 with a little humidity! I'm totally wiped out by higher temperatures or a lot of humidity. Different people are made differently and can tolerate different extremes than others. Perhaps my ancestors' passed on some genes that made me this way. They lived on the shores of the Baltic.
lucky1, I just don't have the winter blues. Perhaps I learned to avoid them as a youth by enjoying the snow and cold in the sunshine. The only winter blues I ever get is from short gray days, not from the cold and certainly not from snow.
There is little that leaves me feeling better than a sunny day on the ski slopes or cross country trails at 10-20 degrees. Fortunately, my wife agrees with me completely.
You are lucky to enjoy the cold. I too loved to play in the snow as a child and in my younger years. Getting up there in age and having arthritis that gets worse with the chill prevents me from doing any winter activities except to walk so I do enjoy that. I am happy for you and wife getting to enjoy the winter activities, sounds like a great time you both have! My daughter loves snowboarding so she sends me videos of her enjoying the snow, that puts a smile on my face to watch her doing something she loves also! Yes the snow looks beautiful. Happy Skiing to you!
I also have to deal with Arthur, mostly in my hands so I really appreciate todays ski glove technology. The time that I pay, however, is summer. I am miserable when the heat index gets anywhere 90.
Incidentally, when I bought my current skis, and boots, I commented that these were probably buying my last skis and boots.
An older man overheard me and asked "why?" I responded "I just turned 72 and I get about 15-20 years from a set of equipment. I can't imagine I'll still be skiing when these wear out."
He smiled and said "I'm 89 and I'm buying new boots, today."
I looked down and he was trying a pair of new boots.
Wow....nice! Great to be able to ski As long has you can still be able to enjoy and your body allows you to move like that it's awesome! I would rather be where it's warm myself my arthritis is through my spine (neck to tail bone) ugh.....
So the cold makes me tense up if out in it cold. I just feel better when it's warm. Everybody is different which I guess is good so we all do our own thing to make us feel better. Like the story you told about the 89 year old and you made me laugh. I am 17 years younger then you and have been dealing with this for already 20 years so take advantage of your ability to be able to ski. Wishing you the best of skiing weather this year!
Nice! Jerryl . Was nicer out today here but not 78 it was in the 50's but sun was out all day. We raked and blew leaves to the roadside, emptied clay pots so they don't freeze and crack, and carried wood inside for the winter, arranged garage so we have room for snowblower and shovels. Lol.... Sounds like you had a much better day.. Enjoy your beautiful weather and baseball games.
It was 75 here yesterday, mostly cloudy and we got it a nice round of golf. Today they say some wind, PM storms that will usher in a cold front to give us a high on Friday of 68. We should get the golf in before the storms approach!
Great thread! I may be one of the few, but I enjoy the snow and the cold. I always make sure I spend some time outside to help beat the cabin fever feeling. Whether it be skiing, taking my dog for a walk, or playing with my nephew in the snow. Fresh air does wonders for the soul!
Depends. I've spent a lot of time skiing in Vermont, as I used to live there. Luckily at the time, I was dating a lift attendant for Smugglers Notch, so that made it cheap and easy. Growing up, my mountain was Jiminy Peak. I haven't been in a few years, but am hoping I'll get there this winter. It's big enough to get the large mountain feel, but small enough to have decent lift ticket prices. Do you have any favorites, phctourist?