Friday, January 21, 2011

Cabin Fever...and a few links to help.

Cabin fever is an idiomatic term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in, in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period (as in a simple country vacation cottage during a long rain or snow). Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow or dark. (via Wikipedia)

Yep. That's about how I feel right now. Except for the distrust thing and an urge to go out in the snow or dark. I'm sure you can relate. We've been on a lovely little spiral of sickness since after Christmas, it's really crazy. It has been mostly flu-like, with the exception of "K's" little episode where he just had a little of everything. I'm ready for it to be over...pretty much by yesterday.

We don't often get sick like this. In fact, last year we just had a couple of colds and that was it. I haven't gone anywhere except for the grocery store, and I'm pretty much going crazy. And to top it all off, my hubby has been gone for the last 3 days.

So, there's one thing that I do when I feel "cooped-up". I scour the internet for ideas!

Frugal Family Fun Blog has 5 Creative Ways To Beat the Winter Blues. I think the indoor snow blizzard looks like fun. I find myself craving comfort foods all winter long and this Baked Potato Soup from Smitten Kitchen looks like it would hit the spot. We read a lot around here but, especially when we can't go anywhere. The kiddos like reading by the fire. Kara from Simple Kids shares what they have been reading lately.

What are your ideas to cure Cabin Fever?


Rachel said...

I'm feeling a bit of cabin fever today. We don't have tons of snow, but it's wicked cold, so I don't want to take my toddler out in it. Instead, I really want to eat popcorn and watch old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not sure it's a cure, but it's a treatment!

G. said...

I haven't seen Buffy The Vampire Slayer in years! The popcorn sounds good, too. :)