If you are anywhere north of the swamp that I live in, you have probably started experiencing, Cabin Fever. Maybe you have been shut inside one day too many, and you are one cup of cocoa short of going cuckoo. The symptoms of Cabin Fever are even more intense if you have children who are also cooped up indoors. How do you know if you have Cabin Fever? Here is a list of potential symptoms:
You may have Cabin Fever if:
Your patience is growing thin. You find yourself telling the microwave to hurry up or rushing the dryer to finish. Before long, you are walking around the house and scolding other inanimate objects.
You are feeling increasingly claustrophobic and you suddenly want to start a home improvement project which involves demolishing walls in your home. Your husband comes home and finds you with a sledge hammer and makeshift blueprints of your new “sun room”.
You are dreaming of mowing the lawn, pulling the weeds, picking up trash on the side of the highway with the local prisoners, and other mundane outside chores.
When someone asks your dog if he wants to “go outside” you suddenly get really excited, bark, and spin around in circles.
You have developed a irrational fear of winter clothes. Your snow boots make you feel anxious, your scarves make you sweat, and your coat makes you want to cry like a baby.
So, if you have one or more of the above symptoms, know that you are not alone. Millions of other folks are suffering from Cabin Fever right along with you. Except for us lucky ducks here in Florida. Please don’t hate us right now. In a few short months we will be enduring 100 plus degree heat, humidity, and your bad driving. Oops! Did I just say that? But really, hang it there. And as a very famous mouse down here says, “See you real soon!”