Living in Minnesota you have two choices during January. You can either hunker down; leave the house only when necessary and try to stay warm. Or you can embrace the cold, the snow, and the ice and go outside and have some fun. I tend to hunker down but will venture out at times.
This past weekend was one of those times to get outside and what a better way than to fly some kites on a frozen lake? Our Neighborhood Association sponsors an annual January kite fest which was held on Saturday. It was a pretty good day, mid-teens, sunny, a slight breeze (could have used more for the kites but the exposed cheeks sure appreciated the lack of wind). Copious amounts of hot chocolate and malled cedar help keep people warm. Likewise watching kids on a treasure hunt, or ice fishing, or encouraging their mom and dads to get that kite up in the air will always warm the heart.
Given the fact that the weather forecast promises more snow and lows in the minus teens(!) I’ll definitely be tending toward the hunkering down over the next week. So it was good to get out, even if for a couple of hours.
How do you survive the cold January days?