Have you ever watched Muppet Treasure Island? If you have you might recall the song “Cabin Fever” in which they are all going mad due to their close quarters and lack of scenery change. This song is becoming my anthem. I’ve been in Georgia for 6 weeks, 4 of those weeks I have been left in either a hotel room or my new empty house, nothing within walking distance, no car, no anything.
My children and I have been rather bored just sitting and being, you can only play hide and seek so many times. Today it has been the hottest it has been since moving here, everyone is hot, tired, and fuses are short. We’ve run in the water, made cookies, went for a walk, and we are all still bored to pieces. It makes you realize that being stuck at home with your belongings may be dreary, but being stuck at home when it’s empty is down right depressing. How often have we complained of nothing to do? How often have I looked at my house and just threw up my hands and said “I need a break from this place!” I’ve felt that way so often in my life, but as I sit here with just my computer, even the internet is becoming boring.
The bad news is I have 6 more weeks of living without my belongings, the good news is our car has arrived in the states so soon I will have a car and the ability to go get some groceries which is more exciting than I can say. When my belongings do get here I have a feeling it will be like Christmas.
What do you do to fight off cabin fever?