Question: How many snow days an you have before you reach a critical mass and go completely stir crazy?
Answer: It depends on lots of things.
I have a Cold Temperature Phobia so I wanted to stay inside all the time. But I also have a Cabin Fever Phobia which is at odds with the Cold Temp Phobia at the moment. Yesterday, on the third snow day for the local schools’, I finally ventured outside for longer than the five minutes needed to fill the stray cats bowl with food or the bird feeder with birdseed. I brought my camera for consolation (it gave me A Purpose).
We walked to the pond and investigated the thickness of the ice, I tidied a pile of coal bags and opened one to get some coal for the bucket that sits by the fire (packing in as much as I could so I wouldn’t have to go out again later), I gathered kindling and logs and fought a small drift and some icy wind off the field to get them back to my back door (all fifty feet or so). Then feeling quite intrepid I convinced my daughter that we should walk down the lane to the church and back. Because I had worn wellies with thin socks socks (even though I thought to put thermals on my legs) my toes were in that painful stage just before numb by the time we got home. I looked at my watch. We had been out 45 minutes. Plenty of time to keep cabin fever at bay. We then went in and made giant chocolate chip cookies and made ourselves sick on them while watching Toy Story 3 in front of the fire.
After the film, daughter logged onto the school’s website to find they had set loads (even in my eyes, loads) of homework. Oh dear.
How have you all spent your snow days?