As I read that news story this morning, I got a little depressed. I've had a serious case of the February "blahs" lately. Sadly, I don't really see an end in sight. I, mean, seriously this is South Dakota. We've known to have snow storms in May.
I started looking over my winter to do list from a few months ago and realized that it was pretty holiday-oriented. After some thought, I decided to put together add a few things to the list:
- Moisturize (& Floss) Daily -- The heater and that wind is getting to my poor face. It's dry and chapped, and I noticed a few small wrinkles around my eyes a few weeks ago. Also, I think that making sure I do things like moisturizing and flossing make me feel a little more productive. (Okay, I feel like such a loser admitting that I don't always do those things daily. And, I also want to clarify that this is an ongoing goal. I'm not going to quit moisturizing and flossing once spring hits.)
- Buy a new pair of snow boots-- I live in ballet flats. It's my thing. After years of people saying, "Aren't your feet cold?," I finally decided I should buy a pair of snow boots. I'm just not sure how adults go about doing that. Do you carry your shoes to work in your bag? My biggest fear is forgetting them. I was totally that kid in elementary school who forgot my real shoes and ended up trudging around school in my snow boots because my mom refused to take me home to get my shoes. Hopefully, I'll be a more responsible adult. (Also, I'm hoping to find a semi-cute pair on clearance now that the racks are filled with swim suits and rash guards and sun hats.)
- Become more involved in my community-- This means a few things. I really want to take a community education class. I found one that involves making books. I thought that would be fun. I also want to volunteer more or become involved in a community organization. When I was in college, I felt like I was pretty involved on campus, but for some reason when I moved to our current town, I never really reached out and tried to meet people. I think it's because I wasn't expecting to stay long-term. Now that I've been a homeowner in this community for almost three years now, I think I should make a point to become more involved.
- Since I kind of failed at making the side dish for Thanksgiving, I want to cook one new recipe each month.