Beating winter blues with a little green

As I write this, it is currently 3 degrees outside (with a windchill temperature of -12). So fun!

I’m not over winter yet, but I’m getting close. We were teased with a couple of 40-50 degree weather days last week, and it made me a little excited for spring. I’m ready to not have to bundle up to the point I can’t move (think ‘A Christmas Story’) and not have the air hurt my face when I leave the house. It’s also a lot easier to walk your dog and let him out when it’s not subzero temperatures outside.


To beat the winter blues, I’ve found myself adding more and more plants to our home. The greenery just makes me so happy, even when it’s grey and miserable outside.


See? That just helps everything look a little more happy and alive. Or so I think, at least. (Also, I swear my photo is not crooked. I realize now that I took this photo at a weird angle and it made things look… a little sideways. I used a level on the photo! It’s fine!)

ANYWAY, a trip to Mulhall’s on Sunday resulted in a snake plants (above) and quite a few other little greeneries (including an aloe plant because of course I need an aloe plant… you know, for future burns). I just couldn’t resist.

I mean, how could anyone? Look at this place!


I would have left with everything if I could have, but I’m more than happy with what I did snag. And they’ve all made me a little happier indoors, despite the subzero temperatures outside. By the way, subzero temps. are good for one thing and one thing only – Temperature Tuesday at Runza. But I digress.

How do you beat the winter blues? Drop me a note if you’re feeling inspired to share – tweet at meemail me, or leave a comment here.

If you need me in the meantime, I’ll be sitting in front of a space heater.


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