Monday, February 24, 2014

How to Combat Cabin Fever

This last weekend was a study in how we fight Cabin Fever around our house.  The end of February/beginning of March is always a tough time of year around here.  The weather is still firmly winter, but there are occasional teases of warmer weather. Usually followed by snow. This makes getting out hard to do.  After a while the kids, the parents, the dogs, all of us go slightly nuts.
So this weekend we made some efforts to beat back the winter blahs.
Step one:  Rearrange the furniture.
Our living room furniture has been in the same configuration for a good year and a half, if not two years.  It was time for a change up.  The cleaning that resulted was a bonus. The room looks different, more open and bigger. Nick really likes it.  I like it too.  Now to replace the two chairs that are showing their age.
Step Two:  Appreciate pretty snow fall.
We got about 4 inches of snow this weekend.  It fell vertically, which, considering the wind we have had recently, is amazing.  Having snow fall at night makes the house feel very cozy. We all watched The Fantastic Four and enjoyed the new configuration of the living room.
Step Three: Go outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Snow balls beware--ATTACK!!!
We met up with friends and let the kids play in the park.  They had a good time and we all got some fresh air. The snow didn't last long with the warmish temperatures. More will be coming, that's what spring looks like here.

So how was your weekend?  Fun?  Blah? Somewhere in between?

MMMM this week is songs that inspire us.

I like songs that get me moving.
Chumbawumba: Tubthumping:

 Bon Jovi: It's My Life:

What inspires you to get moving?


  1. See around here, it's not snow but rain. So it's pretty hard to work around. Lots of movies and lots of creative play. We got some large printer boxes the boys are playing fort in.

  2. Amazing songs to get me going this morning! Love Bon Jovi!

  3. thats a huge snow ball!! I love rearranging my furniture makes it feel like a whole new house.

  4. Bon Jovi definitely a heart throb. I didn't know that was the name of that first one. That one really gets me going & laughing. LOL Great choices. Thanks for joining us.

  5. We are getting the warm weather teases too and I think I like it. However I"m not yearning for summer or anything like that :)

    I think we need to rearrange furniture too :)

    What fun with snow! It should be enjoyed, even at least once!

    I LOVE that first song. I used to hear it all the time as a kid! And definitley every Saturday on the Rick D's countdown :)

  6. We had a real spring tease this weekend. Oh my Cathy was it ever warm - highs in the upper 60s and low 70s! That was just too good to last, don't you know. The next couple of days we're going to be pulled back into winter temps. Blah! Great dance tunes you put up for us to boogie to this week!

  7. Both of your choices had me dancing in my chair thank you for the spin around the dance floor this beautiful sunday night.


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