Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cabin Fever



It's that time of year again...

...when the boys look so pale their skin is almost blue. Their hair is mouse brown and highlight-less. We all feel anemic and vitamin deprived. I'm itchy and dry and static-y all over. I wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep because, I realize, I'm just not tired. Why would I be? I haven't breathed fresh air since Sunday except for a few mad dashes to the mailbox and I have been wearing these same slippers now for days...

I once heard it said that you should never make any major life decisions in February and that seems wise.

So, for the next few weeks I will try not to change my name or the color of my hair. And I will try very very hard not to run away to some exotic island where there is sunshine, green grass, colorful flowers, clear water and fresh air...breathe deep...sigh...sigh again.

13 comments:

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Margaret in Minnesota said...

You are not alone in your singular outtings to the mailbox. That is the only time I get outside, and with the local temperature hovering at a mere 10 degrees, it takes all the courage I can muster to do even that.

Unlike you, however, I am running away to a beautiful, exotic island where there is sunshine, green grass and colorful flowers.

Soon. :)

Ann Y said...

I remember that bitter cold! Right now the temps here are low. I really think the clouds at 6:45 am look like they contain SNOW. (I can see the sun rising) There's a definite cold wind off the ocean: but this is all temporary for the grass is green, some plants do have flowers and the sun will shine today.

Suzanne Temple said...

Ahhh yes, Margaret. Well, bring back some vitamin D for the rest of us.

Cay G. said...

LOL! You are too cute, Suzanne.
I know what you mean though. We have had non-stop rain here in Louisiana for over a month now. What drab existence!

Angel said...

I have been remiss in my daily mailbox outing, and I think it is beginning to show. Fortunately we now have SNOW and lots of really warm snow pants and parkas, so at least the big kids can get outside occasionally. It's just me in here with the babies going crazy!

Crafty Mom said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. When the claustrophobia sets in, I hope for nice sunny days like today and open every blind in the house. Then pretend I am on a nice warm island and bask in the sun. Of course inside the house, it is only 15 or so outside!!

Cheryl said...

Yep...I'm feeling it also here in not-so-sunny south LA....where oh where??? is the sunshine. :)

helene said...

Dry here, too. I'm afraid to kiss my husband goodbye in the morning these days. We both get the shock of our lives every time!....but I didn't mean for that to sound so weird.

Michelle said...

If I weren't already heading to Florida in April, I would surely be planning a trip for next month. And I'll bet "summer" in April will feel good too.

Anonymous said...

so, does this include having a baby as a major life change?! yikes! i am in for it!
I don't know about you but we rarely get together with friends during these cold days too- way too cold to venture out and don't want to bring any germ tyrants home, ya know?!
Had a bad return today...alas, the kids wanted to go outside- took me 15 mins with my big ol' belly in the way, to get them dolled up. THen, 8.5 minutes later- they were in and on the computer. Hum...there has to be a better way...any advice for fun inside?!?!

Beth Pack said...

My husband always says February is his least favorite month - but this time our baby might be born (She's due the first week of March), so I think that will make it a little more exciting! But my mom just told me that Saturday's high temp is 3 degrees. And on Superbowl Sunday, when we wake up it will be -2. Fun Fun.

Suzanne Temple said...

Having a baby in February would certainly make the month more interesting! All the best to you ladies!