Monday, December 20, 2010

Cabin Fever.

Sometimes in the wintertime up here you get Cabin Fever. Really Bad. Like when its 45 below zero.

And you just have to play out after sitting on your lump all day watching Movies and eating Cookies from the Swap on Saturday.

being outside

And sometimes you just have to get out of the house after playing iTouch for five hours, and playing house, and hospital and dolls and Barbies and Cars and any your new puppy even gets boring. So you just play out.

But you wear a full on combat suit to shield yourself from 35 MPH winds and "snow and blowing snow" in your "blizzard for the Baldwin Penninsula until 8 pm tonight..." And let your brother bury you in the snow until you touch the actual ground.

playing out

And sometimes you just really want a soda.

So you have to dig your way out of the house so you can walk to the store holding the hands of two littles so they can get out too.

And then you go halfway, leave them at your friends house and walk the rest of the way yourself.

across the street

And man, sometimes in the wintertime, Dr. Pepper tastes SO GOOD.

Happy Five more days until Christmas from up here. Hopefully Santa can find our house buried in the snow!

going for a walk


Crystal said...

oh my. i am not jealous. :) sorry. we got six feet of snow last winter and it about killed me. :) your blog is very interesting to me though...just how i imagine Alaska to be. :) Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

O.K..I had to laugh because that is pretty much how we dress here in Houston when it's below 50 degrees!!! Haha! Once last year it was 28 degrees one morning and my kids begged me to drive them to the bus stop (7 houses away) because it was soooooooooooo cold! About 2 weeks ago we had a 39 degree morning and my son came downstairs and he was almost unrecognizable...sweater, topped with fleece jacket, topped with big puffy vest, hat/mittens and big scarf all wrapped around his neck and lower face just to walk to the bus stop!!! We are weenies here when it comes to the cold. Tomorrow is the first day of winter and we could potentially break the record for hottest day on that date. I think the record is 81 degrees and we are supposed to be at least 80 degrees tomorrow. Stay warm!!!


Missy said...

Love the snow, but not sure I could handle that temp with those winds! Think I'll settle for a little less snow down here in the south central, where us wimps live LOL

Melanie said...

You are just AWESOME! I was born in OTZ but reside in Fairbanks now. I just stumbled across your blog today and I'm already hooked. I planned on starting my own, soon.

The Amazing Trips said...

I am so sad tonight because I was hoping that we'd be hit with a HUGE snow storm, but alas, we're only catching a tiny edge of the blizzard that is heading to New England. The most snow we can expect to receive is two inches.

Boo. We have new sleds and boots to try out, dammit!

Then, I come to your blog and I count my lucky stars. That's your seven year old, buried up to their SHOULDERS in snow? I can't even fathom. Do you have any idea how long it takes to get my children ready? And it's *only* in the 20's here!!

You are one hell of a woman, Finnskimo.