March 8, 2018 9:38am CST
I'm definitely suffering from cabin fever. I stare longingly at my deck and wish I could sit out there and enjoy some fresh air and warmer weather. I know spring is right around the corner and my wish will come true. My daughter went to work today and after yesterdays snow I was unsure if the roads would be clear but apparently they are and off she went. I know I've said many times that she has to drive a 2 hour commute each way to work but she only works a few days a week and hates to leave her job. After going through her nasty divorce (yes, it's final) she needs the money. But, the one thing she didn't get in her divorce settlement was the car. So, now we are sharing mine and some days it isn't even a problem but other days I feel stuck. Just knowing the car is in the garage makes me feel free even if I don't go anywhere. It's basically the same with everything else isn't it...we don't think about it until we don't have it. Anyway, not to get off on a tangent here I have plenty to keep me busy around the house. And, of course I have all my wonderful friends here to talk to. Usually Thursdays I have a lunch date with my oldest daughter but we postponed it until tomorrow. Saturday (weather permitting) we're having a family party to celebrate my two grandsons birthdays ( one just turned 13 in Jan so it's a little belated and the other will be 10 on the 24th ). We haven't been able to have our traditional birthday celebrations as the weather hasn't cooperated at all. Keeping my fingers crossed that we can do it on Sat without any trouble. Can't say there's much going on here today. What's happening in your neck of the woods?
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I hope you get that chance for the family to celebrate birthdays, I am excited about my surgery that will happen a a couple of weeks, Had my first visit (pre-op) to the hospital yesterday and have one more meet there next week. I am not looking forward to the recovery but I am looking forward to a new knee and no pain. ( recovery and getting the new knee is a bit painful but in a month or two I will be great.
• United States
You sound a bit down to me. As you said, spring is around the corner. We have three cars at home and only one here. I have to make plans in the afternoon to have the car to myself, but I use the mornings to exercise, do laundry, clean, cook, etc. I hope the weather will be perfect for your grandchildren's birthday party on Saturday!
• Anniston, Alabama
I do understand the no car deal. Lately I have seen may really nice cars that are around $2,500, do you think maybe she can save up and find a nice used car? Even if she does not drive it to work it would be a way for you to poke around town . Tony has a treatment today so I will drive 2 hours round trip, then I am doing nothing but in the house stuff.
Good morning. I think that I feel the same way about the weather. Last year we didn't have much of a spring as I recall, hopefully we will this year, time will tell. I know what you mean about feeling free with the car home in the garage, but just as soon as it isn't, I know that I always find a "need" to go somewhere. I know that soon I'll have to go into work. Its been crazy this week, some of the workers are moving to the new location today, I was supposed to, but the final word hasn't come down yet, so I hope that I don't have to go until next week.