Friday, January 23, 2009

CAbin Fever? WHat Cabin Fever?

Over at the RGBP Singing OWl writes:
Here in snow country we are settled in to what is a very long stretch of potentially boring days. The holidays are over. It is a very long time till we will get outside on a regular basis. The snow that seemed so beautiful at first is now dirty and the snow banks are piling up. Our vehicles are all the same shade of brownish grey, but if we go to the car wash our doors will freeze shut. People get grumpy. Of course, not everyone lives in a cold climate, but even in warmer places the days till springtime can get long. Help! Please give us five suggestions for combating cabin fever and staying cheerful in our monochromatic world?
  1. Hot tub, good book and a restful spell of reading. Granted this has to wait until the chilluns are in bed (and hopefully asleep).
  2. Weather be what it may, find time to get outside. OR failing that, find time to get the kids to go outside and enjoy the quiet :-)
  3. "Snuggles" with a significant other
  4. Check out the weather websites and find someone whose weather is worse!
  5. Curling up in front of a fireplace (conceivably combined with #3)
BONUS: Who has time for cabin fever when busily shoveling all that snow?????????????? BEsides it almost got up to freezing here earlier this week (compared to -30C last week and wind chills of -25C this afternoon). ALthough to tell the truth I rather it stay below -5 until Spring--the roads stay in much better shape that way -- freeze-thaw just makes them icy


  1. I hear ya about the colder temps keeping the roads more passable. Snowing her now, and cold front moving in...below zero (F not C -- argh) tomorrow. There are lots of snuggling, reading, rev gals and pals!