Thursday, March 08, 2007

Cabin Fever

It's March and it was something like 20 below with the wind chill last night. Or the night before. Unusual for March to be so cold. We got nice snow, we got out in it, then it started freezing and Olof got a wicked cold so we haven't been out since Saturday. Cabin fever sets in about now in the Frozen North while we read about daffodils coming up in France. The kittens are vastly entertained by the bird and squirrel show going on at the feeder placed outside the window by my painting table. But they need to get out and run around. Harper is a little butterball. And it's not that he's a chow hound. Ok so maybe it's just kitten fat. Ramona is a round little thing too. Not that Brendan minds, he says he likes them Rubenesque.

Afternoons find everyone at the beach. The warm spot in front of the heater. Or on the couch next to it.

As soon as a warm spell hits we shovel out a path to the patio. We still have about 14 inches on the ground. Not much, I've seen Aprils with three feet. We're just waiting for that spring air. Brendan goes out in the driveway and lifts his head smelling for it.

It ain't here yet.


The Meezers said...

awww, cute sleepy babies. it's just winter pudge, they'll get leaner once spring hits.

Eric and Flynn said...

Yup, we always put on a bit of weight in the winter too. We hafn't been able to get out much cuz of all the rain, but it is better now, and we have had 2 sunny days.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Our daffies are in all their glory right now - Sorry you're still in the snow.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh how I love snow, but ummm, not for that long. Cabin Fever would make us all crazy here. It's so strange thinking about snow, I have my AC on again. Sending some sunshine your way! Purrs and Scritches to the Kitty Cats!

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Stopping in to see how everyone is! Hope you are staying warm, Spring is close!