The sun though is exceptionally deceitful in its presentation for temptation to send us outdoors. It's been freezing cold the past few days, in fact the thermometer has dipped to -28C allowing for times of pouting lips and total despair from children who so desperately wish to get out and have fun outdoors.
"Mom, it's so beautiful out there, the sun is so bright it feels like summer, that is until I open the door."
Amazing as it sounds, a white icy frost is visible and clearly evident INSIDE on the door and the INSIDE garage window panes are thick with an ice build up from the moisture on the garage floor from the dripping thaw off the vehicles.
Alas it's warmer today. The thermometer reads a balmy -9C, perfect for skating, or tubing, or sledding, or just walking the dogs.
One of our grand-daughters shouted to me one fine early September morning;
"Nana, we're going to go outside okay? We need to get some Vitamin D."I had to contain myself from the giggles about to spill out from the depths of my belly. She was right though. Oh yes, she was.
If not - why not? If not, really? What's holding you back?
Remember how refreshing it is to wander outdoors for a short while, or a long time?
Might I recommend using the sun to your favor during this winter blah time of year? You'll feel so much better if you head outside for a little while each day. Believe me. You will.
Or? Something else? :)