Upstate New York is finally paying for the lovely October – okay, so there was one small snow storm, beautiful November and almost pristine December weather that was had. It is January, a new year, a new decade and evidently a new weather trend – cold.
What is one to expect when living in Upstate New York? I have lived here most of my entire life so should be use to the cold that comes but this was quick. It is not welcome at all. Yesterday morning when I crawled out of bed, the temperatures quickly started going down. That’s right the sun was coming up but the temperatures were doing a nose dive. By 7 am, the wind chill was below 0F and it never came back to zero, let alone to positive numbers.
I woke this morning to air temperature of a single digit. I know nine is so close to ten but still, it was a single digit. And the wind chill was a negative nine. Glad I didn’t have to go across the road to get a newspaper out of the box. If I had, it probably would have stayed there all day.
So what is one to do with this frigid clip of weather? There are all kinds of indoor activities. One child is heading to the movies today. One child is heading back to college today. This activity will end up making me cold, of that I am sure.
I tend to plunge into writing or reading when the weather dips below the zero mark. I like to do my workouts – especially my runs – outside but not when I can’t breathe. I will run inside which is not quite as effective but does keep me active.
I will write. I have tons of blog entries in my head. Out they will come! Aren’t you readers in for a treat??
I will create. I have some art projects in mind. I will find the space I left covered up last year and will draw, paint and create.
What do you do when it is too cold to be outside? What are your favorite inside activities?