Friday, January 23, 2009

"A Cabin Fever Friday Five"

Singing Owl says: "Sorry for the late posting! My daughter's car won't start, and I just returned from driving her to work. I think she made need a block heater. Speaking of that...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. Unless it is so absolutely gosh-awful that the skin freezes in seconds, I bundle up, grab the wee doggy and get out there and walk at least a few times a week. I have my Soul Sister S to thank for this. Winter before last she encouraged me, pushed me and even gave me the bundling equipment and I found that I did not succumb and even perhaps mind winter a tiny bit less if I do get out and move through it rather than just sit and grouse about it.
  2. Eat something spicy. Restaurant is ok, homemade is better, especially when made by someone you love who COOKS! (Sorry...can't resist singing those praises).
  3. Listen to great music. Turn it up loud. Dance along. This works alone or with others.
  4. Think about that great warm place that is coming...either in the Spring or on the vacay.
  5. Cuddle as much as possible. This is highly recommended as a chill chaser.

13 comments:

zorra said...

We were thinking alike re: the music!

MumPastor said...

Love the music and the cuddle plans...first dance, then cuddle - sounds like I have a family agenda for the night!

Great play

Rev Kim said...

Love #2 - I'd never thought of it, but I do that a lot in the winter! #5 - oh yes, indeed.

LutheranChik said...

Great play! At our house we like curry on chilly days.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

ah yes... god bless them if they are loveable and they cook! a winning combination indeed... the cuddling well that's just extra!

imngrace said...

Spicy food with a spicy man...what a great idea! I'm calling mine right now!

Purple said...

Music for me and outside is OK if the wind isn't blowing 40 mph...like it is here today.

mompriest said...

so delightful...this love....

Singing Owl said...

LOL at imngrace! I need to get a dog. That is clear from reading today's posts.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

And whom would you be cuddling with these days? Hmmm?

RevAnne said...

Oh the cuddles...no doubt!

Rev SS said...

And, some of us cuddle with our furry friend for warmth!

Beach Walkin said...

That whole cuddling idea sounds really good. Really really good!