Fun Holidays!

Hi everyone! Well, this post was supposed to come out early this morning. I mean, most of my readers are from overseas and it is now evening or closing in on midnight, and everything in between. So, now most of you have missed the fun part of this fun post on fun holidays which are, well, fun. I like to publish some posts early, just for that reason, and this post was supposed to be early as well. But, the person who is in charge of doing that kind of messed up.

I am not up usually at 3am, but that is when some posts get published. Or at least close to that time. That would be around 10am in Europe, for example. So, I schedule the post to come out at that time. Like this one should have been, but I forgot to hit the schedule button. So I had to add this first part to the post explaining things. Sigh. There are fun holidays for most every day of the year it seems.

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day, a little late, it was January 21.

Today is “Backwards Day”, but it is also my most fun holiday, “International Cabin Fever Day”! By this time of the year cabin fever is often in full swing. Yes, it is a real medical condition. The long nights and short daylight time can really affect people. Especially since most of the days are also cloudy, which makes things worse. So people can get very depressed during the winter. I do not think doctors actually use the name cabin fever though, however, they usually know what it is.

Then along comes Cabin Fever Day! A day of fun! Dress up differently, miss match clothes, especially socks of different colors. Weird and wild colors. That sort of thing. Plus cake and popcorn, French fries with maple syrup! People think that fries and maple syrup is weird. But they will eat something called poutine. That is fries with cheese curds and topped with gravy. It was invented in our province of Quebec. It is supposed to be good.

Happy Backwards Day! This chickadee seems to be getting on board with his head on backwards!

I tried it once. That was enough for me. I will stick with my fries and maple syrup, with salt of course. Salt first, then add the syrup. Delicious. Warm syrup is best. Then of course lots of games, fun times, paper hats. Muffin loves paper hats. She will even wear one. Though not for long, then she rips it to shreds. But that is part of the fun.

Also try some different food, either the main course for dinner, or a dessert. Something that maybe you normally eat, but made a different way, or perhaps something you have never eaten before. Be creative, be wild, be crazy. It breaks up the winter monotony a bit. Yeah, I am crazy, I admit it. Unfortunately I missed Squirrel Appreciation Day this month. That was terrible really. Especially since I do have one squirrel again.

Happy Cabin Fever Day from all of us crazy, upside down types!

Then in a couple of days there is the very important Ground Hog Day, but more on that one when it arrives. There is nothing for February 1st, which is odd. Maybe I should make up something for tomorrow. Hmm. Well, that’s it, time for lunch consisting of chicken, cheese, popcorn twists and mint tea. Then it is game time! Happy Cabin Fever Day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

12 Comments on “Fun Holidays!

  1. Happy Cabin Fever day Uncle Steve βœ¨πŸ€— Quebec sure invented some good food to eat on a cabin fever day, hope your birds too joined the day, what muffin got to say for the dayπŸ˜„. Have a lovely day ❀️

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    • Muffin enjoyed the day, she is snoring now! I still think my fries and maple syrup is better than poutine any day of the week! Not many birds today, still too cold I guess. Oh well. It was a great day anyway!😊😻🍰🍟


  2. Steve, I feel refreshed in catching up to this post. While my case of Cabin Fever hasn’t been too bad this winter, I better not put away the snow shovel quite yet. Most of my posts hit the airwaves around 1:00 a.m. Eastern time while I’m dreaming about another post. Best wishes Steve and Muffin.

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    • Thanks Richard! We are just heading into our second snowiest month of the year! I think my Cabin Fever has been a little worse this year than last, but I have been inside most of the winter which doesn’t help, plus more very heavy cloudy days this winter. Have a great day!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸŒ›β˜•β˜•

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  3. I do not experience β€œ cabin fever β€œ at all…But it sounds like you and Muffin enjoy it ! ❀️ Have a great day and a sweet rest tonight ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸŸπŸŸπŸΏπŸ§‚β—οΈπŸ˜΄

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    • Well, we don’t enjoy the cabin fever itself, but we do enjoy the day which helps to relieve the effects of cabin fever! Hope you have a great sleep tonight!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»β˜•πŸŸπŸ°πŸŒ›πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄


  4. I have always appreciated squirrels. We had squirrels lots of times. In Missouri and Kansas they grow big enough to make a meal for three or four people, about the size of a big chicken! Yummy! πŸ˜‹

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    • Oh my, I could not eat a squirrel! Yep, you get the gray squirrels down there and they do get big. We have them here too but they are not so common as our much smaller red squirrels. The gray can’t compete with their smaller cousins.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•

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