Beat the Freeze, Tip 1: Denial.
I crave ice cream in the winter. I think it's sanity self-preservation instincts: if I just pretend it's not below zero outside, then maybe I won't freeze and crack like a piece of ice, or shrink and shrivel in the lack of sun, and blow away on the next chill gust of wind...
Wishful thinking, I know.
But that's the beauty of denial. So tip 1 is to ignore the moaning wind and the drifts outside your door, and pretend you're somewhere else. Grab a beach read, eat some ice cream, crank up the heat and walk around in your skimpiest tank-tops -- pull the old anywhere but here act.
Vicki likes to get her heart pumping with some thrillers; she likes "Books that keep me on edge. There's nothing that'll keep your heart pumping like not knowing what'll happen next. [Or I p]op in a fun movie that I haven't seen in years. Something sentimental, perhaps."
Along the same lines, Liz goes for "just about anything, really, but I think cute chick lit reads can be great."
See? Beach reads to beat the freeze. Works like a charm...
- cute PJs
- 1 pint favorite ice cream
- various other snack foods you'll pretend not to have eaten
- At least 1 of the following: mud mask, deep conditioning hair treatment, exfoliating lotion, hand-soak and/or manicure set
- 1 Fluff read (see suggestions at bottom)
- 1 Sappy Romantic movie, preferably a period piece; Try: North & South, The Notebook, or the trusty standby, P&P (and version will do)
What do you do to beat the freeze?
What are your favorite (denial) beach reads?