Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter motivation?

If there were no winter, spring would not be as grand.

That sign I passed on the way to work this morning was far too true. But frankly, I’m tired of waiting. For me, it’s tough to stay motivated on things in the winter months.

Single-digit temps and tricky roads make it challenging to get to our winter farmers market to get what’s left of the seasonal produce.

Stacks of garden catalogs and seed packets lie in wait for the snow to melt and the ground to unfreeze. Here in Indiana, we often have to wait until May to plant.

Longer commutes from snow-packed roads mean we tend to slack on the eating, too, relying on a diet too often of boxed macaroni and cheese and more processed foods so that we can just feed the hungry kids.

Spring seems too far away. So how do you stay motivated?

Join us for the February APLS Carnival on staying motivated in the winter months. It’s not too late to join us! E-mail your posts to goinggreenmama at gmail dot com by Feb. 22. We’ll post the highlights here on Feb. 24.

1 comment:

Daisy said...

May is our planting month in northern Wisconsin, too. The snow is lovely, but I'm getting tired of my frozen compost bin, inability to use the rain barrel, and more. My post will be up for the carnival Monday!