When I was a kid, summer days were spent outside from sun up to sun down unless it was raining or way too hot to be playing under the sun. If we sat in the house trying to play Nintendo, my mom would tell us to go play a game or ride bikes or do something outdoors.
I’m not a big fan of summer weather in Ohio. It’s muggy, sweaty and many times, it feels like you’re wading through a swimming pool when leaving the air-conditioned office on a humid day. As someone who has naturally frizzy hair—think Monica from “Friends” when she visits Barbados—I’m not big on dealing with humidity. I prefer to spend my time indoors when the weather gets that torturous.
This year has been rough, to say the least. When 2020 began, little did we know that a virus was going to sweep the world and change almost everything. People panicked; people overbought toilet paper and canned goods; other people denied it was happening all together.
Growing up, I didn’t have a pet. I was desperate to have a golden retriever. I imagined myself playing with said golden retriever, telling him all of my secrets and curling up at night with him. I dreamed of the day I had my own place so I could have a golden retriever.
It’s finally March—the first exciting month of the year. Why is it exciting, you ask? Let me tell you. March signifies spring. The days get longer thanks to Daylight Saving Time, which starts March 8 this year. And just 11 days later, spring starts.
This time of year, it can be hard to know what to focus on. The holidays are over. The New Year’s resolutions are well underway—or already over. It’s too cold to do much outside for long periods of time. So we’re essentially stuck inside.
The holidays are here, and I bet you’re busy decking the halls and checking your lists. While it’s so easy to shop online and have presents delivered to your door, I challenge you to shop local and shop small this year.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass