Stir Crazy! Cabin Fever!

20 Feb

Cover of "Stir Crazy"

Cover of Stir Crazy


Prisoners of winter… I feel your pain.

The frigid weather is getting you down.

You are sick and tired of ice, sleet, snow, and single-digit temperatures.

One blizzard is a novelty; five is torture.

You may be going clinically stir crazy from being confined inside.

Feeling irritable, listless, achy, unproductive, homicidal?

More than usual, that is?

Your symptoms could be due to something totally unrelated:

PMS, hot flashes, African equine fever, tax time, or writer’s block.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka cabin fever, stir crazy, bonkers) is common… especially where the sun don’t shine – like the East Coast.

Let us diagnose you…


  • You’re reading your friends’ blogs.
  • You’ve done so much online shopping – your mail carrier has a hernia.
  • The light on your cell phone screen doubles as a therapy light box.
  • You actually look forward to bikini weather.
  • You’re watching marathons of Lock Up – and enjoying it.
  • You’re so cranky – the kids and the dog have put a hit out on you.
  • Your favorite movies to watch are:




The Shining and Stir Crazy!

Cover of "The Shining [Blu-ray]"

Cover of The Shining [Blu-rayStirย 

If the pain increases or if delirium sets in…

Take two Ginkgo biloba and call Al Gore in the a.m.

Good luck!





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12 Responses to “Stir Crazy! Cabin Fever!”

  1. Lisa Tognola February 21, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    I am definitely looking forward to bikini weather (minus the bikini)!

    • Barb Best February 21, 2014 at 9:57 am #

      For what it’s worth, we in Southern CA feel a tad bit guilty we are having warm weather… So we got a nasty strain of swine flu!

  2. Kathy @ SMART Living February 21, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Hi Barb! This made me laugh for sure! I’m not feeling the caged bit right now because I live in the desert southwest and the weather right now is AWESOME. But during our summer I get the caged feeling and I agree you know you are in trouble when you start watching sketchy shows on TV just to get through the time. Hang in there….your time will come! ~Kathy

    • Barb Best February 21, 2014 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. BTW – the 1950, black and white! film “CAGED” is highly entertaining… great acting, melodramatic, and also hilarious!

  3. Suzanne Lucas February 21, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    Actually, I’d prefer temperatures in the single digits. Double digits preceded by a minus aren’t really that pleasant. Guess it’s time for me to download “The Shining”.

    • Barb Best February 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      Right! This winter, single digits qualify for a heat wave.

  4. Diane February 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    After shoveling the driveway (yet again!) and throwing sand on the sheet of ice that was once our sidewal(which even a pick axe last weekend couldn’t dent) I would say I’m a tad bit stir-crazy. Thank you for making me laugh (I was starting to look like your picture of Jack)

    • Barb Best February 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

      I’ll bet snow shoveling is a great workout – beats going to the gym? My positive take ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Jennifer Steck February 24, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    It has been a long winter. I’ve definitely suffered from cabin fever and have all the symptoms…except for honey boo boo. I don’t think anything could put me that low. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Barb Best February 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm #


  6. Pearl\ March 3, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Holy Moley, girl, I was JUST this minute talking about this! Welcome to Minneapolis, where it was 30 below zero (windchill) at the bus stop this morning and where I’ve had hot flashes for the last four nights. I’m absolutely losing it over here, and if the sun doesn’t come out and the mercury rise at least 10 degrees — 10 lousy degrees! — someone, mostly likely me, is gonna get hurt…


    • Barb Best March 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

      Hang in there, Pearl ๐Ÿ˜€

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