Friday Five

Friday Five: Cabin Fever

As posted by Singing Owl at RevGalBlogPals:

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?

This is a tough one. It's been very cold here, and there is LOTS of snow on the ground, and it's all very tiresome at the moment. But I'll try.

Eye of jupiter
 1. I ordered some yarn in a cheerful and geeky colorway, and even though it's a pre-order, just going to look at the picture makes me Battlestarishly happy. This is sock yarn in a colorway called the Eye of Jupiter. Visit the Yarn Harlot to see it wound into a Starbuck-artwork-ball. (I ordered the yarn because last Friday, Battlestar Galactica started again, but I have to admit, there was nothing cheering about it. So depressing.)

2. Light Princess is helping me. She listens to "Dango Daikazoku," a song by a Japanese recording artist she likes. Now we are going to listen to it. Be right back.

Oh, that is cute. Maybe you should listen, too.

Feel better?

2008 Pictures 261
 3. On the Bearnaise Sauce Dog email list homepage, they have been running pictures of dogs in the snow, and yesterday they featured this one of our dogs. Soon after I got an email from a painter in the Netherlands, asking if he could use it as the basis for a painting, to be raffled as part of a fundraiser for a Bearnaise Sauce Dog cause.

Um, yes!!!! Woohoo!!! Molly and Sam in a painting!!!!

The painter does a print for the people whose dogs he features, and I imagine we will buy more than the usual share of raffle tickets, when that day comes.

Pink phone

4. I use my pink cellphone and get the weather report from a friend in a faraway warm climate.

I also ask for cat reports.

5. Finally, I do my best to think of spring, and the place I will go to get warm the week after Easter, the RevGalBlogPals Big Event 2.0 at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Hope you're keeping your spirits up, however you do it.

9 thoughts on “Friday Five: Cabin Fever”

  1. I’m playing the Dango song and both of my cats immediately came over to my lap to check it out! Is there some magic cat message in there??

  2. How cool about your dogs.
    And I’m envious of your pink cell phone. Michael and I share one, although I have it most of the time. So he didn’t want a girly color. Ours is silver. (I wanted red, but even that was too much for him.)

  3. Just having a kid is good for winter. I’m further (farther?) north than I’ve ever lived now, and we’re outside so much more, b/c kids don’t want to stay inside so much. I’m sure she’ll get cabin fever, but not before dragging me out for skating/sledding/walking whatever.
    But I need to work on adult remedies for the greyness here.

  4. I got a swift and ball winder for christmas if you need help winding… I love that pattern and may make it next.

  5. What a beautiful picture of Molly and Sam!!!
    And I’m looking forward to BE 2.0 SO much. I booked my tickets today – so exciting!!!

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