I live in a cold weather climate, but I’ve always likened myself to a bear. Once the days shorten and the snow comes, I want to hibernate. Since that’s not really a viable option, I do the next best thing—I hunker down inside.
5 Things To Do Inside During the Cold Months of Winter
- Binge watch a series on one of the streaming services. There are such diverse offerings, there’s something for everyone. Some of my favorites have been The Bridgertons, The Umbrella Academy, and The Mandalorian.
- Binge read a book series. When the cold winds are howling and the temperatures plummet, I reach for a comfort read—a book I’ve read before and enjoyed. I tend to go back to series I may not have read in five, ten, twenty or more years. It’s wonderful to rediscover what I loved about them in the first place.
- Try out a new recipe—or dig out an old one. When the snow is coming down and the grocery store seems too far to go for something yummy, it’s time to go through the pantry and get creative. I live alone, so I’ve scaled back many favorite recipes so I can make half batches. That gives me some to enjoy and some to freeze for another day.
- Clean out the closets, cupboards, and drawers. Bet you weren’t expecting this one. But on a sleep winter afternoon it can be fun to pull everything out of a closet and really look at it. My family tends to combine households for a big yard sale every summer, so I look at the contents with an eye to getting rid of items I no longer use or want. Once the yard sale is over, we donate what doesn’t sell to a local charity thrift store. It’s a win/win. I have some extra cash and room in my home for things that suit me better.
- Curl up and take a nap. Maybe give yourself a deep hair conditioning or a manicure, soak in a hot tub of water. Selfcare is important year-round, but it’s especially important during winter when the cold and wind outside and indoor heating play havoc with skin and hair. And face it, we’re covered in so many layers of clothes it’s nice to do something to make yourself feel good.
If you’re one of those people who embrace the outdoors in winter, my hat is off to you. I hope you have many happy hours frolicking in the snow. While I love a walk on a lovely winter’s day, I don’t enjoy the cold for long periods of time. Whatever you do to enjoy the long winter months, be sure to take time to read a book. It’s good for the soul.
Forgotten Brotherhood Book 6
It’s taken Viking hunter Sven Knutson six frustrating months to find her. To track down the angel responsible for compromising the Forgotten Brotherhood and waking the drakon. She may be clever. Resourceful. But no one ever gets away from Sven. Ever.
All Rivka longed for as an angel was a chance to serve on Earth and help humans. Instead, it all went impossibly, horribly wrong, and she still doesn’t understand how or even why. All she knows is that she’s on the run—not only from Heaven’s dangerous elite guard, but also from the Brotherhood, who want answers.
She might just have to trust the immortal Viking whose icy blue eyes make her feel almost wickedly human. Because someone wants Rivka dead and the Brotherhood eliminated. Someone powerful enough to take on the most dangerous assassins who have ever lived. Someone who could unleash the fury of both Heaven and Hell…and Rivka is the key.
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N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, assassins, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.