10 Things To Do Indoors When It's Freezing Outside
What are you doing when the weather outside is getting too cold? When you can spend just five minutes outside and feel that you can't stand it anymore because of the freezing temperature, it's time to go inside, stay there and find something to do. Here are some tips for the really freezing days, when you simply don't go outside if you really don't have to.
1. Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets
This is something many people do before Christmas. They clean the house, every little inch of it, and it all needs to be done before Christmas. Otherwise there will be no Christmas, they tend to think. Relax, don't do this in December! You have thousands of other things to do, when you prepare for Christmas. Normally it's getting colder in January, February or March. Then you have time to do all the things you didn't do before Christmas – like clean your kitchen cabinets!
2. Bake A Cake
When it's really freezing outside, you do everything to avoid going out. Then you can use the ingredients you have at home and bake a cake. If you don't find a recipe in any of your books at home, go and look on the Internet. Google will be your best friend. You can even watch YouTube videos to see how you bake a cake. Why don't try this Chocolate Heaven. Bake the cake, make a hot cup of coffee and enjoy.
3. Read A Book
If you have a really good book, you now have the opportunity to read it. Look for the most comfortable armchair you have, take a blanket and put it on you, open your book and continue reading where you left off. Let the journey inside of your head begin. Nothing is that enjoyable like a really good and exciting book you just can't stop reading. One of my favourite authors now is Mons Kallentoft. He writes crime novels.
4. Write A Hub
If it's too cold to go out, you simply have to read hubs and why don't write one?! If you are out of ideas, go to the answers section on HubPages and maybe you'll find a question you can make a hub about. Read the hubs that give you advice how to write hubs or write about something you like. Publish your hub! Now, look what the cold weather did to you! It made you write a hub.
5. Play Games On Your Wii
There are many games you can play on your Wii. If you like Zumba, different kinds of workouts or like to dance, there are games for those things. There's a also games like Wii Sports and Wii Sing if that are any of your interests. You can play together with your children if you prefer that. This is fun for a whole family, which can't go out skiing or ice skating because of the freezing weather. Wii is really great if you want to move your body, burn some calories and just don't want to hang around and do nothing.
6. Watch A Movie
You know that movie you bought a year ago and never watched. Now is the right time to look for it and watch it. Why don't you invite some friends to watch it with you. And while you are watching one movie, why don't watch one or two more? I mean, it's going to be freezing outside for a while. Watch movies, eat some snacks and chat with your friends. That's a good excuse for not going out. Notting Hill and Bridget Jone's Diary are two of my favourite movies.
Enjoy A Good Meal
7. Defrost Your Freezer And Cook A Meal
If you have that type of freezer that needs to be defrosted, now is the time to do it. The temperature outside is the same or colder than in your freezer. At the same time you empty your freezer, throw away all the food that's old and has been in the freezer for too long. Maybe you'll find some food you've forgotten about. That piece of meat can be your dinner. You can cook a good meal from some of the ingredients you find in your freezer.
8. Call An Old Friend
Something that's going to make you warmer on a freezy day, is to call an old friend of yours. I'm sure you have a lot to talk about if you haven't spoken to each mother or seen each other for months. If you for some reasons run out of things to talk about, you can always talk about the weather. If this friend is a really dear one, you can end up talking to him or her for hours. Do it! This will be something you can remember when meeting this friend later in the summer. You can both think about the three hour call five months ago, when you both were sitting at home, isolated from the world because of the cold weather, chatting with each other.
9. Knit A Pair Of Socks
If you don't already have a pair of knitted socks, you sure need a pair now. Even if it's warm inside, it gets freezing after a couple of days. If you've never knitted a pair of socks, now it's time to learn. Maybe your grandmother has provided you with a pair of socks every Christmas, but she won't be around for that many years. Who will be knitting your socks then? You will, and make sure you teach your children to knit as well.
My Children Playing Inside
10. Play With Your Children
If you're sitting at home, surfing the net and looking for a recipe for some chocolate muffins or if you are writing a hub, you need to take a break. After you've defrosted your freezer and played enough Wii with your family, you need to play with your children in the old fashioned way. Take the big box with Lego and start building houses and cars. You can do this for days if you have a place to be and don't need to clean it up after a couple of hours. You can build jigsaw puzzles too, which can be a challenge for both you and your children depending on how old the kids are. There are numerous of things you and your children can play with inside, when it's freezing outside.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
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