I wish we left Christmas lights up until the end of January. In winter it gets dark so early and it is so cold and drab, the lights help to put a smile on my face. I appreciate anyone who lets their lights linger past Christmas Day.

I never want this time of year to be over. Heading into winter is hard, but I have found having fun winter activities and plans helps. Last year I started cross country skiing and now I’m actually looking forward to the cold, snowy months. I’m planning on going to a chocolate festival in New Hampshire in February and that is just something to be excited about during the winter months.

Look at your calendar and see what fun you can add to your winter plans.