Singing Owl Writes:
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. Go play outside! Depending on where you live, bundle up and go snowshoeing or grab the rain gear and go for a hike.
2. Hop Amtrak to the nearest fun place (in my case Portland). If your cabin fever is reaaalllly bad, while on the train you can act out a 'train scene' from an old movie. For example, go to the dining car and sing "Snow" from White Christmas:
3. One word: Netflix! (And of course this can help you find potential 'train scenes' for #2.)
4. Another word: PROJECT! Dive into a project such as genealogy or creating a photo book on Blurb.
5. If all else fails, throw a Cabin Fever party. If you do have such a party, having the group sing this song is mandatory: