I feel it my duty to give you fair warning.
If you ever decide to do a quick Google search of Winter Quotes so that you can post it on your blog and maybe seem all enlightened and everything, you should know that you may have one of two things happen:
A) If you are suffering from the post-holiday, winter blues doldrums you will only have your feelings confirmed as you read quotes with words like “barren” and “dark” and “bleak”.
B) If you’ve been feeling just fine and dandy about winter and how cozy it is you will slowly begin to feel like the person in scenario “A” above.
The only quote I could find that didn’t leave me feeling like person “A” or “B” had to do with the fact that Spring comes after Winter.
Don’t you feel enlightened? Me too!
I find myself waffling between being the person who is struggling with the fact that winter seems to go on forever and being the person who really likes the fact that winter means I can practically live in sweat pants. God bless elastic!
Taking down all of the Christmas decorations also seems to produce these mixed emotions. There is that twinge of sadness that it is over mixed with the overwhelming urge to just leave it all up till next year rather than having to go through the work of packing it away mixed with how much I love my house looking more open and airy again.
Mixed emotions tend to lead me to “puttering” as my sweet husband likes to call it. It can also be called “tweaking”, “fluffing”, “nesting” or maybe even “decorating”!
Despite what all of those poets and authors said in those quotes, to me winter means…
And there is just something about bringing life into the house. Flowers and plants that aren’t related to cedar or pine or fir.
Winter decorating can still involve elements of shine and sparkle but maybe in more subtle ways than at Christmas, don’t you think? Glass jars and silver trays suddenly seem like the stars of the show!
And, of course, there is always that thrill of finding a Christmas item on clearance ($3.99 people!) that you can use in your house long after the holidays are over.
The good people of Target have really brought their “A” game when it comes to faux florals don’t you think?
And when the sun comes streaming in your house and you pretend that you can’t see that it highlights all of the dust, you just close your eyes, fight the urge to grab your Swiffer duster, and savor the moment.
Because even though we know that “If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?” we also know that there is much to be appreciated about this season.
For example…elastic waistbands.
So, how do you feel about winter?
I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for joining me here today at the Fence,
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