The American Heritage Dictionary describes "Cabin Fever": Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area.
Yep that is exactly how I feel. I looked at the projected 10 day forecast and it doesn't look promising. Just going out to tend to the chickens is an enjoyable part of my day right now. I talk to them, scold them and encourage them to get out of the coop into the horribly cold weather. I'm beginning to think they have "Coop Fever". I have found out who the egg eater is but need to wait until it gets a little warmer to do something about it. Someone suggested I trim her beak and I am going to try that when I go out later today. If that works her death sentence will be commuted. I sure hope it works because it is just to darn cold to have to butcher her.
I also don't feel the best right now. I went to the doctor the first of the week because I have a horrible pain on the right side of my neck. He said it was probably a pulled muscle and prescribe a muscle relaxer. The problem with it is it makes me tired so I only try to take a half of one during the day. It hasn't gotten a whole lot better yet.
I have a wisdom tooth that I chipped and can't get into the dentist until next Tuesday. They won't do anything that day, you have to have a consult with the dentist first. :(
I had a panic attack that woke me up last night so I got up and took my blood pressure like the doctor wants me to do. I sat on the "throne" while I did it. My BP was OK but my heart rate was 109 so I sat there for a while and I either fell asleep or passed out and woke up and took it again and it was 92. My legs at this point had fallen asleep and when I got up I could not stand and twisted my left foot and fell against the wall. I am positive I broke a small bone or two on the side of my foot but I refuse to go to the doctor. It is swollen and hurts like heck but I know that the only thing they do is have you wear one of those wooden shoes and I know I wouldn't keep it on so there is no need wasting my money.
I am just an accident waiting to happen; I forgot that on Monday I was introduced to a patch of ice out by the chicken coop but am feeling much better from that fall. Getting old is not fun sometimes. Oh well it could be worse.