The sky turned white and it snowed (sideways) for 36 hours this weekend.
With the return of feels-like-January weather, I can feel that I have a severe case of cabin fever (it’s a real thing).
irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter.
Yes, that’s what I feel—listlessness. A complete lack of interest in doing anything. I have no energy to engage in any of my usual modes of entertainment: reading, going outside, garden planning, conversing with others. Instead, I have spent a substantial amount of time napping and doing essentially nothing.
This afternoon the sun came out and we did go for a short ski, but didn’t stay out too long on account of strong winds.
In retrospect, I wish we’d have bundled up better, taken the snowshoes, and spent more time outside.
Last week I was in Massachusetts, where the weather was comparatively more spring-like. I made a quick trip to a nature area that I’d been to last year, also in late March. There was no snow, open water, and ducks and geese. I cannot tell you how happy I was to hear the familiar quacks of a mallards and to see waterfowl swimming through flooded forest.
It will be another month before we have ducks floating through our flooded woods, and today the wait feels like forever!
Do you get cabin fever?