Hi! It is sooooo cold in Alaska!! I love Alaska but I’ve always wondered why so many people take off every winter and I swore I would never leave. I came up from Seattle where it rained all winter long and we ignored it and just went on our way. No big deal. So when I moved to Alaska, I adopted this attitude and I pretend it isn’t cold and there is no snow out there. Of course I’m always prepared in case!
But this winter is different and I’ve had it! I’ve tried to live with it, but this year there is NO pretending that it is TOO cold and there’s TOO much snow! I’m caving in! I really wouldn’t mind leaving Alaska and coming back when it’s warm! I certainly don’t want to be around when break-up happens! We are going to have a lot of MUD!!
This winter has been really hard on everyone! I have friends that have literally escaped to their cabins and I haven’t heard from them at all. Some friends who are up-beat people have admitted this winter is the first that they’ve experienced cabin fever. Some have broken bones. I walk through stores and I’ve NEVER seen so many SADD lights. Yup, I bought a Happy Light! Some swear by them. I’ve been using mine and haven’t noticed anything significantly different. But I haven’t had to increase my prozac again………..yet 🙂
But if you have to live and stay in Alaska, this is the time to bundle up, like Joseph! I crocheted this warm cocoon for him when he was little and now his brother is at the right age to use it. I bet it’s cozy and warm to sleep in! I would LOVE to have one for myself! I’d go into my cocoon the first sign of snow and not come out until it’s gone.
It is still snowing and this week we have MORE coming and even a blizzard warning for tomorrow! One good thing is that it gives me an excuse to craft more! I wonder how others “cope” with hard weather??