Saturday, January 17, 2009
The cold has descended for sure now and there's no denying it's winter! We're in Pennsylvania today and I'm looking forward to being in the house most of the time anyway, just enjoying the family and playing games with the kids. I have my knitting with me - and the laptop for blogging - so its the perfect time to be kept indoors. I imagine there will be a lot of "Eloise" and "Winnie-the-Pooh" in my day today!
I've never been much of an outdoor person. When I was young my mother was always shooing me out of the house and I can remember at school during recess, while the other children ran around playing jumprope and tag, I was usually standing with the teacher having a conversation or huddled up with a couple other girls making plans for a school project or sleepover party. I'm not an active person by nature and that has always been a problem for me. Going to the gym to work out or taking a nice long walk is something I force myself to do. I wish that were not the case.
I've often wondered whether being raised in a family where ski trips and nature walks were part of the regular routine would have made a difference for me, but I'll never know. My parents were more sedentary, like I am, and I assume there might be some genetic factor - but who knows? I wish it weren't such a struggle to get moving, I know that much.
And I wish I had been smart enough to make the effort years ago so it wouldn't be such a challenge now. I'd still rather be inside reading a book or knitting a sweater than outside doing some kind of physical activity. And I know that the older I get, the more challenging it's going to be...