I might even be dying.
That’s not an understatement – it is currently -2 degrees here in Illinois, and I’m in the garage (which is a balmy 20 degrees or so) typing up a blog post for the new and improved CWS.
Are my hands still attached? I can’t tell.
I’m excited. I’m excited about where we’ve come, and the fact that winter is dying. My buddy George Stathis thinks I’m nuts – the man loves all seasons. I understand that. I respect that. I like parts of winter – mainly Christmas, or the few times I get outside with the boys to play in the snow. But SPRING… that’s where it’s at. Summer is even better… Fall is OK but it’s a reminder that a cold icy crust is on the way.
We’re close. Soon the trees will be turning green, the snow will be melting away, and I will once again begin my season outdoors. I can’t wait to get out. There’s just something about the warmth that makes it so easy to get outside and enjoy nature – and that’s the point, isn’t it?
This brings up an interesting concept – as I write these words, I’m kicking myself. Should I be looking for activities that we could enjoy in the winter months instead of hunkering down and hibernating?
I guess that’s the thing… we should be outdoors this all year long… or better yet, throughout our entire life. I can think of no greater sin than not experiencing nature both by yourself and with your family and loved ones. It seems foolish to hole up for 5 months just because it gets a bit chilly.
So maybe next year that’s what I’ll do. I’ll look for things to do next winter – I mean that’s the whole point of CWS. We aim to help people do more outdoors. Last summer I posted a video on repairing my broken fishing rod. It was nice and warm… but maybe next winter I’ll post some things about making the most of the frozen months.
Where do I start? Any suggestions?
Damn it’s cold.
Wish I had a heater out here… hey… maybe that’s the next video?