The Grind BeginsPosted by Kevin on January 07 at 03:15 pm
Christmas is over. New year’s eve and new year’s day are over. Now, it’s just cold and snowy for the next 8-10 weeks and glimpses of the sun will be few and far between. In Michigan, we call this period the grind. I must admit, I occasionally have a hard time keeping a positive attitude during the grind. As Ali can tell you, every year I start talking about how we need to move to northern California where my sister lives or to Florida where her sister lives.
For those of you that live in colder areas, the midwest in particular — what do you do this time of year? Does anyone else experience the annual desire to seek a warmer climate? I’ve messed around with various winter sports, but nothing too serious. I’ve always thought that if I were to ski or snowboard on a regular basis, I might enjoy the winter more. I used to love playing pond hockey, sledding, or having snowball fights when I was younger, but I haven’t done those things on a regular basis for quite some time.
Did anyone grow up in a cold area and make the move south or west? What made you finally do it? I have friends and family that moved for a job or to be closer to family, but I don’t know anyone that took the plunge and moved just because they wanted to. As we get older, it is more and more difficult to think about relocating. Now we have a family settled here and a growing business — we’re no longer two kids that can just load up the car and go.
January is always a very busy month for us at Lima Beads. I’ve always thought that it was because everyone stayed inside to bead more during the cold winter months — is that true? Another theory is that beaders use up all of their beads and supplies creating for the holidays and need to replenish. I like to think that you’re all sitting beside a fire under the soft glow of your beading light toiling away on fresh designs for a new year