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Cabin Fever

What is the exact meaning of "cabin fever?'  The term cabin fever was first recorded in 1838.  It's meaning somewhat describes one with claustrophobia (fear of closed in spaces).  Cabin fever occurs after being shut up in doors for an extended period of time.  People who suffer from cabin fever may become irritable, distrustful of others, and have an overwhelming urge to go outside even in inclement weather. 

But does the term cabin fever take on a new definition in the 21st century? 

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The Balancing Act
A delicate balance of alignment is needed for almost everything we do in life.  If the scales are tipped too much one way or another, mechanisms get out of balance and fail to work properly.  Just standing still your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself.  That's a major accomplishment, and standing still is one of the easiest things we do on a daily basis.

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Mother's Day Makeover
Every mother needs a daughter like mine.  She likes to cook, clean, and tear stuff up . . . yes, that's right . . . I said tear stuff up.  Really, she likes to remodel.   Maybe it's because we have been remodeling our 1862 home for the last 21 years.  All of the kids have had a helping hand in the renovation, but it's my Kristin that really enjoys the work.  She has helped me paint, paper, prime, and plaster, among many other household tasks.  I really appreciate all she does to

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Go Green Easter Baskets
Want an Easter craft that you can display on your dining room table and then outside in that troublesome bare spot in your back yard?  If so, this is the perfect project for you and your kids.  In less than a week you'll have thick green grass growing from an Easter basket.

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A Perfect Winter's Day With Cows
It started this morning around 11:00 am.  I'll called my nephew Charlie and asked if he wanted to go sledding.  His reply, "I was just getting ready to call you to see if you wanted to go."  I told him I'd pick him up in ten minutes.   My 18-year-old daughter, Kristin, her boyfriend, Cody and his sister, Jessica joined us.  We found the perfect  spot.  It was in the cow pasture and had a few brier bushes and sink holes, but if you were raised on a farm - this kind of stuff is expected and accepted when sledding.  The cows were very curious and watched us with their big round eyes.  Two of them actually started to follow us, and looked at us with questioning faces, as if to ask, "May we have a turn."  There are just some things that happen in the country that seem natural to me but very strange to most of the world. 

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