This past weekend I was fortunate to head out of town with a few friends to enjoy some winter activities in the blustery north – where there is real snow! We had a great time of laughing over games, eating and simply being together.
On Saturday we went into town to the outdoor arena for a little skating and, of course, to meet the donkey. Yep. A random donkey just hanging out at the McKellar arena. So weird – love it! We tobogganed. We made snow angels. We walked on the frozen lake, enjoying nature and remembered that even in winter there’s life. Then, the haggis. In celebration of Robbie Burns, we had our very own ceremonial haggis complete with dramatic poetry and address to the lovely Scottish meal. It was something else! The haggis itself is like liverwurst and actually is quite tasty, but then I do like meat. (I know, I have issues.)
Often in January we fight the blues, the blahs and a general sense of gloom. It’s important to remember to go outside and gather your friends around you (even if it is gross out and it’d be nice to simply stay in.) Find something to celebrate!! Even if it’s a meaty, organ filled sheep’s stomach.