Regardless of how many winters I have spent in Ottawa, I don’t think I will ever comfortably bear the cold. Extreme cold as we experienced this week. You would think after spending two years living in Yellowknife, the cold winters in Ottawa would be a piece of cake to get through but alas, I am a Vancouverite at heart and will probably never get used to the feeling of your eyeballs freezing.
During the Christmas break, the weather conditions were so mild my Fitbit stats rocked. I was averaging about 17K steps per day! Yet, once the weather conditions changed, my Fitbit stats seemed to correlate to the weather and the stats dropped simultaneously with the weather temperature.
To keep warm, I did some Insanity workouts with my favourite fitness dude Sean T. If you haven’t tried his workouts, you should. He is insanely good!
I also started a few new baby quilts using only fabrics in may stash because yes, it is even too cold to venture to the quilt store to buy new fabric. That alone should tell you how cold it is considering not much will keep me away from obtaining new fabric.
Keeping warm means drinking a lot of hot, warming tea.
Up until about the middle of last year, I read a lot. For whatever reason, I stopped reading as much and sincerely miss reading great books. To kickstart my reading routine, I signed up for the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge via Goodreads. I’m already behind in terms of reading a book a week but we are still in middle of many, many cold nights which will allow me to catch up.
The reason I am behind in reading is more than likely a result of watching American Horror Story, marathon style, with my daughter. We cancelled cable in our home last fall and haven’t missed it for a minute. Rylee and I find series we can watch together, keeping warm under many quilts. American Horror Story is currently our favourite and we look forward to homework and hockey, etc. being done for the night so we can sneak in a few episodes. For someone who never used to watch any shows on TV, Rylee laughs when I ask her to hurry with her homework so we can watch the series.
So this is how I am keeping warm this winter.
Hoping you are keeping warm, wherever you are and thanks for stoppin’ by!