Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sickness and cabin fever

Nice to have several  hills surrounding our house!
This is the time of year I dread.  The holidays are over. My daughter's birthday is over. My husband's extended vacation is over.  I am battling a sinus infection.'s here. It is the dreaded time of year when I get cabin fever- horrible cabin fever.  There are the days I don't even want to get out of my pajamas. Honestly, being a stay-at-mom, that is not hard to do.  However, I am the type of person that cannot accomplish much of anything if I am not 'dressed' for the day. There are so many items on my to-do list to get done this winter in order to put our house back up on the market, but even those items are hard to accomplish when cabin fever hits. 

Also on my to-do list: exercise. I had good intentions well before Christmas (so, yes, this was NOT New Year's resolution) to work out more often.  The elliptical and two weight machines in my basement are collecting dust.  This sinus infection has taken its toll.  The antibiotic I am on now make me tired beyond belief. I have never been this exhausted in my life. Whew--another week of these meds and I am done! I really do have every intention of exercising more.

My daughter using her new animal print snow shoes!
My daughter on the other hand has forgotten that it is winter or just doesn't care. I wish I had her ambition.  Even in the snow and 20 degree weather, she is outside right after school to play in the yard with our neighbor. Watching her and her friend take me back to the days when I, too, didn't care how cold it was. I would be out in the neighborhood sledding, building snow forts, and having snowball fights with the boys down the street. I did get out and sled with her last week and it was quite fun.  I just don't understand how the cold doesn't effect her as much as is does me.

Now that we are back on schedule after the holidays and this lovely, crazy antibiotic is working, I am mentally forcing myself to get back into the exercise groove. If anyone has any tricks up their sleeves for combating cabin fever, I would be welcomed to the advice.  I am counting down the days until spring!


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    1. Thanks for following! I will follow you back. Keep checking back--I promised to write more this year but so far sickness around here has preoccupied our time. Need to catch up!


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