There are places in the world, of course, where it’s warm and sunny and gorgeous out. Sadly, where I live isn’t one of those places. After being assured by meteorologists all over the greater Boston area that we were going to have a “mostly rain event” with possibly 1-3 inches of snow, we’ve been bombarded by snow.
Normally this doesn’t bother me, but in March, when our crocuses were just peeking out and green things were arriving at our doorstep, another round of snow is just plain depressing.
So, here are some cool things one can do to chase away snowstorm blues (or just to check out if you have a little downtime in your warm, sunny locale.
- Make some healthy Thin Mints: Elana’s Kitchen has concocted a version of the classic (and woefully addictive) cookies without a lick of white flour or refined sugar in them.
- Check out some excellent writing advice: On Writer Unboxed, Donald Maas puts forth the kind of questions every author should ask about her characters at some point. So simple that it should it obvious, and yet it’s not!
- Try out one of the 29 Ways to Stay Creative: Studio Mothers presents some good ideas to keep the creative juices flowing. I think I’ll read a page of the dictionary today. Seriously.
- Get inspired: Burmese journalists are gearing up to launch daily, censorship-free newspapers for the first time in decades. Long live free speech—there and everywhere.
- Make a St. Patrick’s Day fortune teller (or, less elegantly, a cootie catcher): Fill it with “lucky” fortunes for kids and adults.
Stay warm and have fun!