Getting Real With Shadra Bruce

Winter doldrums have set in and the weekends have you cocooned tighter than a hibernating bear. Don’t let winter get you down! Here are some great ideas for turning the weekend into something to look forward to again.

Indoor Weekend Fun

Bowling. Bowling is the perfect winter activity, and everyone in the family can participate. If you have different skill levels, get two lanes, one with bumpers and one without, and hold a mini family tournament.

Concerts. From local school concerts to philharmonic performances to rock and roll, indoor music venues offer a great option for new adventure.

Movies. Hot buttery popcorn and big screen entertainment. Is there really anything better?

Outdoor Weekend Fun

Skiing. OK, I don’t ski. The idea of sliding uncontrollably down a hill at mach speeds with trees presenting all kinds of smack-you-in-the-face danger, I can’t bring myself to do it. But I’ve heard it’s a great way to spend a day. Even if you don’t like skiing, hot chocolate in the ski lodge while watching other fall down the hill is great entertainment.

Sledding. Why else have snow? Grab anything from a plastic bag to an ice blog to grandpa’s toboggan and find the nearest hill.

Fun without Leaving the House

There are times when leaving the house simply isn’t possible or desirable, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fun.

Movie and popcorn. What’s better than going to a theater for a movie and popcorn? Healthier popcorn and movies in the comfort of your own home!

Scrapbooking. Take a trip down memory lane by pulling out a box of old pictures. Do some scrapbooking or just enjoy the moments.

What Do You Do for Weekend Fun?

Share your ideas in the comments below. We’d love to know what you do to beat the winter doldrums!