01 September 2014

Reflection Monday September 2014

Thinking of summer is easy when the New England weather forecasts a temperature of 85º Fahrenheit (29.4º Celsius). Letting go of shorts, sandals, picnics, and summer toys is the challenge. Minds have things to feel about that are apt for the weather. 

Spring mode is to plan for summer. In days gone by garden success meant surviving winter. On the see saw of seasonal mind sets, the autumn harvest days brings to this mind, preparation to survive winter's blues.

Winter List 12 Things to Do:
  • Hot toddies...beverages with or without alcohol for cold winter evenings
  • Recipes...that speak summer salad language
  • Learn to knit mittens...wear them to make a snowman
  • Sew a T tunic...fleece and one piece pattern 
  • Teach yourself to read music
  • Learn a new language
  • Chocolate Cake Day 27 January 2015...Bake!
  • Umbrella Day, 10 February 2015 plan a theme party outdoors!
  • List all the exercises you hate and do them after a good warm up
  • Spend time at your local library exploring
  • Plan a garden
  • Learn Yoga


  1. An interesting list. I would have to pass on making a snowman though. We'll see if winter will visit our shores this year. Sometimes daily blue skies make me feel a bit

    1. Hi Loree,
      I agree, always blue can be blue. I think we depend a bit on the sky to inspire creativity.

  2. This sounds like a great winter list, May!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thank you. The T tunic is an easy pattern. Made with fleece, it can feel like walking around in a blanket.

  3. Dear Maywyn - these all sound like good plans for winter - especially the library one. Hope you are enjoying what is still remaining of these wonderful warm days. P.S. I am not giving up picnics, shorts, sandals and such until it gets so cold I must! Hugs - have a great day.

    1. Hello Debbie,
      I'm with you...sandals stay until toes freeze. lol
      The sun has been silly hot that last few days.
      Have a great week!


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