Happy Sunday everyone. As you know, the Packers beat the Bears today and are headed to the Super Bowl, which makes my Chicago-supportive heart sad but my Wisconsin-born heart happy at the same time.
I also saved all my calories for an NFC game celebration with a friend and ended up overindulging in Doritos, Cheetos and pizza. My stomach feels like it has a cheese-based food baby. Good lord, the discomfort (that was totally worth it). The sweet pain.
The weather in Chicago lately has been ultra brutal in terms of temps too. Friday’s high (sans wind chill) was in the single digits and with wind chills, it was -10. And it hasn’t really warmed up since then.
It’s the kind of cold that just…hurts. The wind cuts through your clothes, burning your skin and you run (literally) from place to place to get back inside and then feel your skin burn again from the re-adjustment to warmth.
Yes, come visit Chicago in winter!!
So when it gets this cold, people tend to hibernate for weekends or long periods of time.
But when you live in an apartment, which may not have a lot of room to get a “change of scenery,” what are you to do?
Well, here’s what I did this weekend to combat cabin fever (while hiding like a sissy from the weather):
- Pay your taxes (and start daydreaming about what that refund will cover for Italy)
- Watch Inception (LOVE this movie, and it made much more sense the second time around)
- Back up your computer
- Drink (lots of) wine and watch (lots of) TV
- Clean out your fridge
- Pick up your pigsty apartment (looks SO MUCH nicer clean)
- Start to pack for Nashville
- Play (and get angry at) Angry Birds
Yeah, you are more productive than entertained. But hey, gives you the chance to get everything done that you neglect during the week right?
Do you hibernate when it’s really cold (or hot?) What do you do to keep yourself entertained?