I keep thinking I will close OtherSpeak, but I keep getting good submissions. Today’s post is shared by Bethany Engbretson. She lives “in Grangeville, Idaho with my husband Joel, and our two children Dustyn and Kate, who keep our world entertained.”
You know you have cabin fever when…
- You plan your phone calls for the next day before bedtime.
- You lose track of how much coffee has been consumed and all you feel is dizzy and slightly delirious.
- Your 4-year-old waxes witty and you can’t stop laughing, and soon you don’t know if you’re actually laughing or maniacally cackling out of insanity.
- You find your kids intolerably distracting you from deep discussions with yourself.
- For the life of you, you can’t remember what day (or month) it is.
- You plan out with great deliberation and glee your next trip to the grocery store, dress to the nines, bubble cheerfully to the cashier, and buy a paper.
- Podcasts become your new best friend.
- You swing violently between having real, meaningful conversations with your husband, to being unable to let him finish his sentences.
- You walk around the house muttering expletives at that nincompoop who wronged you ten-something years back.
- You find yourself obsessively checking your phone every five minutes for what? You don’t know.
- You weep with relief at the sound of your phone ringing.
- You place an order on the phone (one of the anticipated calls) and fall in love with the cute (he must be) sales executive’s accent and chat it up with him.
– By Bethany Engbretson
How has cabin fever affected your life?