A Midwinter Afternoon’s Dream.

There comes a point every winter when the cold seeps into my bones and I simply can’t get warm. I spend my days and nights bundling up, burrowing under blankets and sitting in front of the fireplace, but nothing helps.

My knuckles crack and bleed. My toes feel permanently frostbitten. I burn approximately 20,000 calories a day with all the shivering I do. I am frozen.

That’s when I start dreaming of tropical vacations. Of turquoise waters and fruity drinks. Of palm trees and bouganvilleas. Of  places far, far away (and far, far warmer) than Indiana.

Right now, I’m baking in front of my fireplace. But in my mind?

Gazing into the turquoise sea.

I'm sitting on a dock, listening to the waves lap the shore.

A shipwreck in the Caribbean sea.

I'm spinning stories about the people who manned that ship.

Palm trees in paradise

I'm squishing warm sand between my toes as I meander through the palms.

Beach chair in paradise

I'm waiting for someone to bring me my pina colada as I relax in this chair.

Starfish in paradise

And I'm wading through crystal clear waters, admiring the starfish.

Sadly, soon I’ll have to open my eyes and send my mental vacation back to the land of Wishful Thinking from whence it came. But first? I need to finish my pina colada.


Proudly linking up with A Beautiful Mess.

6 Comments on A Midwinter Afternoon’s Dream.

  1. Rebecca
    February 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm (5 years ago)

    I want to thank you for bringing me along with you on the trip of Wishful Thinking. I really loved it and will return in a few minutes.

  2. erica
    February 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I am sooo ready for sunshine. I would even take a day at the regular Jersey shore.

    • Amber
      February 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm (5 years ago)

      That’s a good one. I’ll have to try that.

  3. Meagan
    February 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm (5 years ago)

    I often wish to go back to Tahiti, where the weather was always gorgeous. There are advantages to seasons, but at this point in the winter, I don’t care. We’ve had enough snow and cold!

    • Amber
      February 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm (5 years ago)

      I have never been to Tahiti, but I hope to. SOmeday.


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