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Winter Is Not So Bad

I've been thinking about my poor forgotten blog a lot lately. I have no intention of giving it up, even if no one reads it. I've been writing here for 10 years and still like the process of coming here and writing a few things, marking moments in my life with photos, cataloging my fibre-pursuits and the emphemera of my life.

The sad thing is that when there's too much going on, I don't have the time (or more rightly the energy) to compose a post, upload and edit the photos and contribute to the space that means a lot to me.

In the last month there's been more time spent on work than is normal and than I like and it's been duties that take a lot of mental effort on my part. Sadly it's sapping my energy to even knit some nights, so instead I read tweets or mindlessly play spell tower which makes me feel even less ready to face another work day. The weather has been cramping my small desire to exercise, another blow to morale.

This weekend, I did some fun things and hope they'll recharge my energy levels and get me moving both physically and emotionally. I went skiing for the first time in 20 years and it was fun! I've only skiied half a dozen times and i was expecting a minor disaster. Instead I had a great time and I'm not even very sore. The kids and Craig tried snowboarding and we all got plenty of fresh air and time away from the pressures of work and school.

There's no pictures--we were all too busy! But here's one from our Sunday walk out on a frozen Lake Simcoe.

(I posted a few more on Instagram--I'm docsteph)

I used to think I didn't like winter, but now I realize I don't like typical grey soggy damp Toronto winters. That bright snow and blue sky were so gorgeous.

Let's not be so crazy as to believe I don't want this one to end; another week of really cold temperatures, no biking and little motivation to run isn't what I want. But having the chance to be out doing fun things in the snow is pretty fantastic and got me back here to write a bit.

Now I'm going to cast on the body of a sweater. Let's see of I can get my knitting groove back too.



Been reading your blog since, oh, maybe 2004? I'm still here and still loving your posts be they infrequent or not.
Your in the rush hour of life with your work and the age of your kids, etc. Not to worry. Most of us will still be here when you've the energy and time. Hugs to you, Steph.

oops. that was "you're". ack.

agree with caroline

The February slump has hit me hard this year too. I'm glad to see you had a bright and active weekend away to (hopefully) recharge.

Hang in there! We like to see what you knit :)

I read your blog.

Please don't stop writing--I've been reading your blog for longer than I can remember, and I love it when I check in and see a new post.

i read your blog! don't quit, don't quit!

Add me to your loyal readers...I'm with you on the "unmotivated because it's winter" but please don't give up on your blog nor on Twitter.
I love both-my 'teens' are now enduring teenagers of their own & I love to read how your kids are doing, their homework & their struggles. Plus as a non-Torontonian-I value your opinion on your Rob Ford-glad he is your mayor & not Mine!

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