Snow, oh no! 10 ways to cope

Snow, oh no! 10 ways to cope
Get out and enjoy the season.

If the snow only could have waited one more week, Chicago would have broken an amazing record.

A winter without snow.

The last measurable Chicago snow came on December 17th before the official start of winter.

With spring, only one week away–on Monday, March 20th–we came close but, no cigar.

Snow in March, is no big deal. With temperatures expected to be in the 50s by the weekend, you may not even have to shovel.

So what to do until then. Enjoy it.

  1. If you can work from home, today may be a good day to do just that.
  2. Hot yoga is a great escape, if you’re into that.
  3. If, not hot chocolate works.
  4.  Or if you’re looking for something stronger, a hot toddy. I just had a good one–an Irish Hot Toddy with Tullamore D.E.W.– at The Tortoise Club (350 N. State Street)–perfect for St. Patrick’s week.tullamoredew1-1
  5. Cross country skiing is something I have missed this winter. Today’s snow looks like it may be perfect for that. Many area golf courses allow skiing as do forest preserves–some even rent skis. Check first.
  6. A good book is never a bad idea. I’m reading Harlan Coben’s “Fool Me Once.” Although not great literature, nor his best, it is still a good escape as well as a fast read.
  7. Don’t forget to obey the city snow regulations which may have slipped your mind this winter.snowbanovernight-parking-ban
  8. Comfort food is another way to cope. Don’t count calories today or tomorrow–just go ahead and order whatever you are craving.
  9. It may seem a little strange, but I crave ice cream more in the winter than the summer. One of my favorites, Rainbow Cone (9233 South Western Avenue & Navy Pier) is back for the season although not open today. Graters ice cream has several area locations or you can pick up a pint or two at most supermarkets. My favorite is double chocolate chip which just happens to be on sale at Mariano’s for $4.29.
  10. And remember, baseball is just around the corner. Can’t wait? Catch the spring training games on MLB.com.

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