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Yes, January gets tough around these parts. Even if we have faithfully kept up with our resolution to exercise, we yearn for chocolate-covered donuts and thick, creamy soups. Our bodies crave extra, comforting calories just to stay warm.
Our winter clothes get burdensome. Who wants to wear two sweaters and a thick coat? The gloves, hat, and scarf do not improve our mood. We haven't seen our toenails for more than three seconds in weeks--without socks, we're in danger of losing toes.
Exaggeration aside, we've enjoyed one of the mildest winters I remember. I love the fact I haven't gotten stuck trying to navigate our road--not once!--this winter. Squirrels are able to pop out and enjoy their stores of nuts on a regular basis. Geese are hanging out in the river. It's nice.
Still, I'm spending more time with my old friend HGTV. I'm taking more vitamins, leafing through inspirational magazines, and telling myself I should work out. Really, I should.
The heavy clothes won't last forever. But then, the scary pale skin will linger...
Do you get the January blues? Can you blame it on the weather? No? Pick anything else then. I'll support it!
Jill Kemerer writes inspirational romance novels. Coffee fuels her mornings; chocolate, her afternoons. A former electrical engineer, she now enjoys a healthy addiction to magazines, fluffy animals, and her hilarious family. She is a member of ACFW and RWA and also serves as vice-president of MVRWA. Jill is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Agency.
Have a wonderful Monday!