So far we’ve had a shockingly mild winter, so heading south hasn’t been necessary. Unfortunately, our usual Ohio snow and misery are likely waiting for us in February. If you’re unable to flee to warmer climes, there are a couple of things you can do to stay warm and happy.
Fire up your stove with some great recipes from the UA Library’s (now defunct) Holiday Happiness Cookbooks. Former Upper Arlingtonian Betty Rosbottom has also just released a new soup cookbook, and we have many other wintry cookbooks to help tide you over.
Find some great books with NoveList Plus. NoveList Plus will recommend authors and titles based on your favorites. Many readers might prefer light and cozy mysteries in the winter, but if you really want to take your mind of the weather, may I suggest some intense science fiction? This will make the snow and ice seem like a minor problem.
If you’re feeling bold, you can also go outside. Our Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center provides guidance and information on skiing, snowboarding, bird watching, and much more. The Columbus Metroparks offer winter hiking and other outdoor activities if you don’t want to strike out on your own.