Cabin Fever


The cemetery disappeared in fog all day yesterday and I’ve been nursing a severe case of cabin fever the last couple of days. I had the day off Wednesday of work and I kind of just wondered around the shops in town. Most of the time I can handle being couped up in the house but after several months of it my brain just cannot handle much more. It happens every year. It’s just part of life living in Michigan I suppose. (Or anywhere with heavy winters.)

I’ve been slowly working my way through the first book in the Wheel of Time series, The Eye of the World. I’m enjoying it but my brain isn’t letting me read it for any extended period of time with it’s current state of cabin fever eating the fun out of everything. My husband even bought me this great new reading lamp for V-Day and I can only sit still for an hour.

Next week is something to look forward to. Not only is it meeting time for book club, I’ll also finally be seeing Ignited Moth and getting to exchange Christmas presents and celebrate her birthday. (She’s old.)

What do you do when cabin fever hits you?



16 thoughts on “Cabin Fever

  1. I work outside all day 5-6 days a week. I love it but I’d love some cabin fever please. To be couped up inside all day reading books sounds like bliss. My suggestion would be to drink a cup of concrete and harden up love Haha. OR get on your tabogan and slide down those snow slopes. Make snow angels and snowmen. Make a giant snowball. I haven’t been to the snow since 2006. Haha. Can you tell. Say hi and happy birthday to Miss Moth for me. She did tell me her age once but I forget as I’m elderly. I think she said she’s 30? I turned 75 last birthday. Crazy how fast the time goes hey?

    1. It’s funny that I posted this and now we have SO many plans for the next week. Two nights out drinking, book club and Moth extravaganza. Snow is only cool for like the first month. After that you’re just tired of being cold everytime you leave your house lol. If I lived where there were wombats, koalas and kangaroos everywhere I would probably just have to give up reading. 😛

      1. Haha. My only memories of snow are really happy ones. When I lived in the U.K. As a kid I loved the snow and here it’s a novelty. I can see why you’d get sick of it though. It’s funny though because I never get sick of the weather here. Where I live it’s known for having four seasons in one day. You wake up and it’s raining by lunch you’ve got sun block on and working up a sweat hehe.

      2. Ok that just sounds like Michigan lol. It’s notorious for cycling through all four seasons either within one day or two. We however only have 1 poisonous spider & 1 poisonous snake. :3

      3. Hahaha. Luckily we are quite tough and eat spiders and snakes. As mentioned I work outside and in the last month I’ve encountered two snakes, a blue tongue lizard, a rat and about a dozen spiders haha.

  2. I’ll usually read, game, or (god forbid) clean. I read the first Wheel of Time years ago. I need to read it again and give the series another try, because I didn’t get through many pages of the second, but it’s beloved of fantasy nerds, and I think it deserves another chance.

    1. I’m enjoying it so far but I’m going to have to really consider if I’ll do the whole series. SO many people complain about around 4 books in the middle before Brandon Sanderson took over and that’s a heavy commitment to be bored with. That’s roughly 4000 pages to drudge through.

      1. I want to at least try to get to that point. I gave up on Terry Goodkind’s series after the third book. I couldn’t even get through the fourth’s first chapter before tossing it aside in disgust. The first two were decent, though they had problems, but I was done after that.

  3. Woo! Christmas/Burfday weeeeeekend!!! 😀
    I’m so over winter, too. Mostly because driving in it blows. It’s like if it isn’t ice on the road it’s massive potholes. lol So lame. The cabin fever part sucks, too, of course.

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