Here are several ideas!
- Snow Camping. Sleeping outside in the snow is not for the faint of heart. It is also not for the ill-prepared! If you have never snow camped before, please go with someone experienced! Also, take a group with you to ward off temptations! The inner fires of attraction can entice us to give in to desire even (or, especially) in sub-zero temperatures.
- Start a Snow-Shoveling Side Business. Are you looking for a part-time business venture? Are you looking for opportunities to work with your sweetheart? This could be your chance! Do you and your sweetie work well together? This is one way you can put it to the test. ~smile~ Some people go door-to-door after a snow to see if anyone needs their snow removal services; whereas, others plan ahead and let people know they are available before the snow comes. Either way is fine, depending on how serious of a business you want this to be. Be sure you have good equipment and a way to get to your intended or scheduled destinations. After three consecutive snows and a lot of shoveling, Eric and I practically threw money at a snow remover who approached us for a job! ~smile~
- Get In Touch with Your Inner Pastry Chef. Christmas is not complete without COOKIES! Find some new, unusual, but tasty cookie recipes and become an expert on them in the next few weeks. Have a willing party to taste your masterpieces and consume your mistakes. Otherwise, you will consume your mistakes and January will find you in the gym! (Maybe I am just admonishing myself. ~smile~) Enjoy the process of baking with your sweetie and use the opportunity to visit some lonely hearts who would love nothing more than a tasty treat and encouraging company.
- Make a Snow Day Bucket List. And, before the snow “kicks the bucket,” enjoy all the activities on your list: snowball fight, snow angel, sledding, snowshoeing, snow cream, etc. When we get snow, we watch it, let Ramsey play in it, shovel it, and then it is gone. It seems like such a waste! Enjoy the snow until you are desperate to see it leave. ~wink~
- Put On Your Favorite Movie and Put Together a Large Jigsaw Puzzle with your Sweetie and Friends. My dorm-mates and I used to watch the same surfing movie every time it snowed. What is your special snow movie? Light a fire (or plug in the space heater – if you can afford the electricity!) and enjoy cookies, milk, gorgeous snow fall, a movie, and a new challenge!
- Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer! Kick those cold weather blues to the curb by pouring out your time and energy into someone else. This is another prime opportunity to work with your sweetie and to see his or her heart for others.
- Write Meaningful Christmas Cards to your Family and Friends! Not just simple one-to-two line Merry Christmas cards, but paragraphs to let them know what they mean to you. Start early, maybe writing one or two each evening. Say something specific you love and admire about each person. When they open this card, give them an emotional gift – not just another piece of holiday paper to hang with all the others. (Speaking of gifts and the upcoming Christmas season, check out our Gift-Giving by Personality Type in the store – it is sure to bless you this holiday season!)
- Build and Decorate the Ultimate Gingerbread House with your Sweetie and Friends! When you are done, take pictures of it, and show it off! Consider even having a gingerbread house competition!
- Take Up New Activities In Front of the Fireplace. Curl up and try your hand at writing poetry. Learn to knit and enjoy the warmth of the fire as you do. Or, just read to each other in front of the crackling fire. If you have no fireplace, find an app on your phone that mimics the sound of a crackling fire while you bundle up! ~smile~
- Build Relationships. Use the cold as an excuse to spend time indoors bonding with new friends, old friends, elderly people, and shut-ins who could use your companionship. Take your sweetheart with you and build a legacy of reaching out to people together.
Cold does not have to equal misery! We can feel sorry for ourselves and gripe until spring comes, or we can use our time wisely and put Winter to good use! Which will you and your sweetie choose?
What experiences do you have planned for the upcoming winter season?