Winter Blues

It’s past midnight and I’m avoiding bed.

I should be sleeping; I should be wrapped in warm blankets, gathering my strength and taking advantage of every single peaceful moment that a house with two young children can offer, because at this moment I can feel illness making its home in my body. Undoubtedly just a cold, just enough of a bother to slow me down the rest of the week.

Instead of doing the smart thing—allowing my body some rest before the storm—I’m writing, drinking too much Diet Coke and catching up on Downton Abbey. This is what private time looks like for me, and even though my nose is fast becoming a leaky faucet, the time is still nice.

It’s nice to feel the space of an empty room and to have a little scrap of quiet.

We’re looking at another snow-day tomorrow, and while I’m getting sick of hearing people bellyache about winter myself, I have to say that I’m exhausted.

Winters in Ohio can be long and cold, I know this, but I never get used to the grey. By the time February rolls around and the warm glow of the holidays has fizzled, it’s hard to push away the blues.

A little sunshine can’t come soon enough.

Write about #ThisMoment in your life

Want a good excuse to write today? Sit down and write a post about this moment in your life. This is what blogging used to be all about! Don’t put too much thought into it, just blog. Feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments and use hashtag #thismoment—and of course, I’d appreciate a link back. Maybe I’ll turn this into a weekly linky!

  • Tiffany C.

    I miss this type of blogging. I rarely get over to my other blog and do this, but I should.

  • Marybeth Gregg

    So nice to encourage everyone to write – many people think they can’t because they are not ‘writers’. To focus on the moment helps us to realize the joy in each day.

  • Megan

    Thanks Crissy :). I enjoyed writing in this moment. I just started blogging yesterday, what a good way to kick it off.

    • Crissy Page

      Loved your post, thanks for sharing! :)

  • Apple

    Thank you for this prompt. I wrote a #thismoment post this morning…

    • Crissy Page

      Thank you for sharing your post! I am with you, it’s hard… keep on keeping on, mama!

  • Danielle

    I think I’d enjoy an actual winter. Instead I’m left with “cold” 50s temperatures in the morning and 70s in the afternoon. The kids are so confused as to why they can’t just wear shorts and a t-shirt to school until they step outside and realize it’s cold. I’ll try and will some sunshine from San Diego to come your way!

  • Stacie

    Awesome idea! In this moment right now, I’m working and on my breaks cleaning my house. It’s a good day though. The sun is shining for once and I’m in the mood to get a lot of things crossed off my to-do list.

  • Marissa

    Thanks for the nudge to just write. I needed this since my blogging has turned into the fury of review and giveaway posts. I have been wanting to just get back into writing for the sake of writing, and your post helped me to accomplish that today.

    Here’s #thismoment in my life:

    • Crissy Page

      Yay, thanks for posting!

  • Melanie

    I want to do more of this kind of blogging. I miss it. I would LOVE a weekly linky!

  • Kristy Figueroa

    Thank you for the writing inspiration today.
    Here is my #ThisMoment

  • Tammi Roy

    I LOVE this type of blogging, too often I find myself lost in a simple moment, reciting it in my head, yet it never makes its way to a draft. I need to do this more often!! Thanks for the inspiration to just write for the sake of writing!

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