It is the final weekend in February and I cannot lie, I am thrilled that winter is almost over. Now, to be fair, this winter in Maine has been VERY mild. My plow guy only came seven times (so far) and I think a couple of those days he was just itching to plow; the snow accumulation didn't necessarily require plowing! But, I LOVE having a plow guy. I am an outdoor kind of girl when it comes to being on the water in my kayak, but winter is my least favorite season. I was extra worried about this season because it was the first winter I have spent as a home owner and on my list of preferred activities, shoveling has been at the bottom, even falling below doing dishes and emptying the litter box! (Yes I hate it that much!) This winter, again, probably because of its mildness (Is that even a word?) gave little reason to shovel. That, combined with the skills of my plow guy, meant that my shoveling requirements included shoveling my steps, a path for the oil delivery guy, and a couple of very small parts of my driveway... plus, I found a shovel that seems to work really well, so it was not as torturing as I anticipated! No matter how non torturing it was, I would prefer to be paddling! Don't get me wrong, I have felt bad..well bad may be a tad strong, but I have felt something for the people who really love winter, the ski bunnies and ice fisherpeople... I can see how they would feel that Mother Nature didn't give them what they hoped for, but... I have been more than okay with it!
So what does MaineKayakGirl do when she can't be paddling? This winter has been busy. I continue to settle into my house (I love being a home owner!), working -of course and socializing, and have used some of my creative juices to do some painting and am also doing some writing. Kayaking is one of my favorite topics when I write and also find other topics interesting as well. I have also spent some time perusing social media and have decided to take the plunge and join Twitter. I have a lot to learn about tweeting and have been searching for some paddling and sporting goods tweeters to follow as well as some local eateries (After all, what's better than finding a great place to grab a bite after paddling all day??!!)
If you have suggestions of people/organizations who are on Twitter, and who you think I would enjoy 'following' I would love to hear from you. (Comment here, shoot me an email at MaineKayakGirl@gmail.com, or find me on Twitter @mainekayakgirl , all lowercase letters!)
Since I always include photos in my posts, today I am going to include a picture of me and my mom.