I host the Rev Gals Friday Five this week.
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.
Here are mine. Now I just need to DO them!
1. Have a party. I'd like to have a beach party if my house were larger. Without the beach of course, but with towels, tropical music, summer food, and so on. Alas, my home is small. My backyard is large, but parties in the snow are no good...
2. So many a small dinner party. Bright colors on the table, flowers (from the supermarket), happy food, fun and games.
3. Movie night with girlfriends...popcorn...pajamas...sappy chick flick or two...problem is I have to get Ken out of the house.
4. When we lived near Minneapolis we'd go to the Como Park Conservatory. I posted pictures of a winter trip there a couple of years ago. It is fabulous to go inside a humid space and see brightly colored flowers and lush greenery. I haven't found a local place that fits the bill, but I do think a trip to The Domes in Milwauikee (not all that far away) is in order soon.
5. Indoor games are a must...dig out the Monopoly, or cards, or whatever you can find, make buffalo wings and other junky food and have fun.