Sunday, January 3, 2010

I've Got Cabin Fever

I hate winter....I won't lie about it.
I hate all the gray, cloudy days and rain in Oregon at this time of year!
I want to feel the sun on my face. I want to swim in my pool and rest in the hammock.
 Summer is like heaven here so I guess it's worth waiting for!
It's just so slow in arriving.....

As soon as Christmas and New Years is over...I start to long for some sunshine and warmth.
It means I am ready for

I've been cooped up far too long already and I'm looking forward to warmer, longer days.
I miss sitting in my back yard in the warm sunshine.
A nice drive to the coast sounds good.
A long walk on the beach.....just me and my camera.

I need to make a reservation for the trip I'm going to take with my sister in a month or two.
We're going to go to stay at the Magnolia Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon.
We never made it last Fall like we had planned.
It's a bed and breakfast. And we want to stay in this room.  It looks so peaceful, yet fun with 2 twin beds perfect for a sister trip!
We'll go see the old places we lived at while we were teenagers and reminisce.
Find some fun antique shops in Medford and Ashland too.

I bought a projector yesterday so we can
have our own "drive-in" movies in the back yard this summer.
This one projects up to 120 inches so it takes 2 white twin sheets to make a "screen" for it!
The back of our garage will work perfectly.
I'm sure you will see a post about it just as soon as it is even remotely warm enough!

I bought this because I once took our tv and dvd player outside to have a
drive-in movie night for my grandkids and niece.
We sat under the canopy, with our chairs lined up theater style, eating our microwave popcorn.
It was so much fun that I vowed to get a projector so we could do it again.

  When I was little we called it the "Big TV" and my Dad would pop
real popcorn on the stove in his pan reserved only
for that purpose and he would dump it into a big paper grocery bag.
We would put on our pajamas and head to the drive-in in the VW bus!
It was the 1960's you know!.
I love to recreate my own favorite memories for the grandkids!

I will try to make the best of the gloominess and get outside to take some photos soon.
Our family is supposed to go play up in the snow at Willamette Pass.
My husband takes his propane cooker to the sno-park at HooDoo.
He cooks a couple big cans of Chili and we have some snacks and hang out.
Always a good time!

This is the time of year where I scour my favorite
blogs and magazines for home decorating ideas.
My house seems so bare after
we take all the Christmas decorations down.
But, I'm also glad to see them go!
Hasta La Vista!
I need fresh, new ideas which usually leads to
"Spring Cleaning" a few months early.....

I will start putting up my Valentine's decorations soon. I need some color!
Some pink and red to brighten my days....
Maybe I will make a paper banner?
Or ask my talented, sewing enabled daughter to make me a Valentine's Day bunting?
Well, I'm just rambling along today! Thinking out loud again!

I'd better make the most of this winter since there are still a few more months left of it!

What do you do to take the gray away?


Laura Rose said...

I'm so with you. Counting the days til summer!! :)

Judy said...

You have made me long for the warmth of the sun...I'm with you, I do not like winter!
We are planning a weekend getaway and that always helps to break things up.

Sign Of The Dimes said...

What do I do to take the winter gloom away? Why, I make my sister laugh so hard she nearly pees herself! LOL Love ya sis!