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?
Well, while the weather guessers threatened it would snow as much as 6 inches earlier this week, we have none. And since my job would require me to get rid of it from the sidewalks and parking lots of a 30 building facility, I am okay with that. Very okay in fact. But none the less, I will do what I can to offer help to those in the more “warmth challenged” areas of the country and world with my five suggestions for combating cabin fever. I will warn you…some of them are ridiculous.
- Trucker night. Dress up in flannel shirts and ball caps and eat dinner with your hands. (No offense intended to truckers…it’s just something ridiculous to do)
- Breakfast for dinner. This might help break up the monotony a bit.
- Eat dessert first. ‘Nuff said.
- Look through old pictures or boxes of art the kids made when they were small(er). That is if you have kids. I don’t, but then again this isn’t for me.
- Make a time capsule. True, you can’t bury it if the ground is frozen, but maybe it can go up in the attic.
- BONUS: Purge! Not sure if this is true of everyone, but getting rid of stuff I don’t need is very energizing. Granted you would have to take it to the car through the snow, but maybe that wouldn’t be so bad? *shrug*