Me-in my snowsuit- in front of the family store, aged 2Singing Owl Posted this Cabin Fever Friday Five:
“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?”
So, here in NYC we rarely have more than 7 inches and even that is rare. I’m happy with that because I grew up in NE Ohio with lake effect snow, cold feet, wet socks and boots that leaked, runny noses and wet gloves. Cold and wet, and looking out the window at the street light at night to see the snow fall to figure out if we would have a snow day the next day. Here when we get snow, it’s pretty for a day, then gray and slushy and that reminds me, I have a bunch of stuff to take to the dry cleaners. So let me try to remember…
1 As a kid, I always went out to play, built snow people, built forts with my cousins, had snowball fights, tried to ice skate-not so good, and tramped through the woods to the pond.
2 Now when we get a good snow, I may just stay in bed with a good book. Fortunately in NYC the restaurants still deliver!
3 Play scrabble. I rarely do this but with a few friends around I like to,
4 Make hot chocolate and watch TV. I know it’s cliché, but it’s fun and if the state gave me the day off for the monumental blizzard, why not.
5 OK, wash those no iron shirts that are piling up in the drawer that are waiting to be washed and not ironed.
I'm posting from the office so this will be quick and slushy.