Still browsing through old posts which mostly never got read by anyone but my family and a few close friends, and I found this one that seems particularly apt today. http://onlycasualobservations.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-bleak-mid-winter.html .
The advice for coping with Winter doesn't include spending a ridiculous amount of money to fly to California for a long overdue reunion with some of my favorite friends from college, but that's exactly what's going to happen. Auburn is once again going to the National Championship Game...and this time we'll be there in all our Orange and Blue glory.
The trip kind of fits with my mantra of doing things outside my comfort zone as often as possible. Not that visiting my wonderful baby girl and her sweet little family as they await the arrival of the new baby is uncomfortable...far from it. We'll have a deluxe garage apartment, and lots of hugs and kisses from Emmett for sure, but reuniting with folks you haven't seen in fifty years is always a little disconcerting for me.
There have been e-mails and phone calls to firm up arrangements and the good natured banter has convinced me that this is going to be a time to remember. I suspect we're all not just older but wiser, and mostly more accepting of whatever comes our way. I absolutely can't wait!
Please feel free to add your favorite way to cope with Winter below...it's easy now, and can be anonymous if you like!