Curing Cabin Fever

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It’s the first week of February and I feel something coming on.

Diagnosis: Cabin Fever.

I ski in the snow. I play in the snow. I even like just walking in the snow.

But today I am feeling a little hemmed in… and restless.

I always know when I’ve reached my winter limit because I don’t want to shave my legs. Ever. Again.

Definitely Cabin Fever.

Fortunately for me [and my beloved], I know the cure. My favorite prescriptive activities for Cabin Fever are:

  • Indoor picnics on the floor with lots of pillows and delicious gourmet food from our local Pirate O’s.
  • Pillow fight. Really. Make it a surprise attack. You’re never too old.
  • Long, hot baths with a bath bomb and a good book.
  • Taking off for an hour to snap photos in the canyon.
  • Star gazing. The sky is clearer in the winter so the stars are brighter and more prominent.

For the rest of the family the website Family Education has a comprehensive list of great indoor and outdoor activities to help combat the blues.

Spring will be here soon, then the heat of summer and I know I will be longing for the sharp, crystal beauty of the snow but for today, I need that bath bomb.

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Firecracker. That’s how my husband described me when we first met. I like to think that it was a compliment pertaining to my penchant for high-energy go-go. I am the token baby boomer in this group. The one who is stalling when it comes to elastic waistband pants and evenings in the recliner. This fearless desire to roam the earth started quite early, when as a toddler, my father would nail my bedroom door shut so that I wouldn’t head out in the wee morning hours going door-to-door in search of breakfast or a toy. True story. Today, our beautiful life consists of an empty-nested, second marriage, 10 children, 13 grandchildren, and a yen for travel and discovery. I ski. He golfs. And together we play tennis and work on creating memories and traditions that bind our collective hearts together. After years of shopping center marketing, ad agency ownership, and some social media giddy up for the education and medical esthetic industry, I’ve learned that I am most at home sharing my love for a good story and the next adventure.

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