Friday, March 2, 2012

Cabin Fever


 Yep, I've got it.
A full blown case of Cabin Fever...


There's various names for it all over, but in the Yukon that's what it's called.

During the Gold Rush of 1898 the Sourdoughs (they were the Southerners who came seeking the gold) weren't used to a Yukon winter, where the temperature can go to 40 below or more for weeks on end, and back then there was no entertainment, other than the dance halls... and if you were out on your claim, twenty or thirty miles out of town, looking at a dog team for transportation, well, by the end of February you had Cabin Fever.

You're restless, fidgety, cranky, and nothing can please you whatsoever, until you're ready to put your own self in the corner and come-out-when-you've-thought-about-it...

winter's gotta go and where the heck is Spring anyway????

a little retail therapy can sometimes help....


when we were in the city for one day of tests, we stopped off at the mall afterward to run a few errands...

Marc wanted coffee but I secretly wanted to to peruse the dish section at the Bay
so I fobbed him off with some excuse or other and a plan to meet at Starbucks when I was finished...

In my browsing I found this - a lovely, perfectly grey-blue cake pedestal with brown edges and a raised detail, the outward curves perfectly matching the shape of my every day dishes 

and it was 30% off!

as I came around the corner, headed straight for the checkout I came face to face with you know who...

busted!

"Whatta ya have there Missy" he says

so, clutching the box a little closer to me chest, I started with, 
"It's the perfect colour, and it will go perfectly with my dishes" and finished up with "and it's 30% off!"

  

he shook his head, looked it over and said,
"what will you do with it?"

and with wide-eyed seriousness I replied,

"put cupcakes on it"

a long pause, a little sigh and then....

"well, bring your treasure and let's get out of here then"

and so it followed me home

16 comments:

2 Good Claymates said...

Your story really made me chuckle out loud! Been there myself and totally relate of course! ha!

By the way -- the plate is gorgeous!

Laura said...

Now THAT'S the Marc I know and love... He can come over here and take me shopping anytime!

Marj Talbot said...

So, did you make the cupcakes?
Some of your Yukon cranberry scones would be nice on it as well.

KW said...

That plate is beautiful......."simple elegance." That will definitely solve some cabin fever.

Bead and Needle said...

And, it's absolutely divine! Those cupcakes are gonna' ROCK - I'm just glad you don't live in the Unabomber Cabin! Happy Weekend, Jillayne...Tanya

Shirley said...

Hi Jillayne, It doesn't take alot but we all have cabin fever at one time or another. Most of us like you like to go shopping. I find the craft section if they have one to see if they have anything new. You have a wonderful other half. Have a great weekend. Take care my friend. Your Missouri Friend

dianehobbit said...

As long as you love it, it's worth the cost.

Createology said...

After a day of tests and stress this beautiful cake stand is perfect to come home with you. I hope you made cupcakes and served them to Marc...just because. Our days are getting lighter longer and I love it. Snow, cold and sunshine...its a beautiful day today. Stay safe and warm dear...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jillayne,

So glad the lovely plate went home with you, it is gorgeous and will look wonderful with cupcakes on it.
You so deserve it, for what you have been through in the past few weeks.

Hope that you have a lovely Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

CosmoGirl Carla said...

It's beautiful, Jillyane. I can see how you couldn't have resisted.

MosaicMagpie said...

Good for you to have a quick answer to the "Whatcha gonna do with it?"! Cupcakes....his mouth was probably watering! LOL!
The cake plate is very pretty no matter what you do with it!
Deb

Michelle May said...

Yippeee! The perfect cupcake plate! Too funny. :)
xx

Petite Michelle Louise said...

too funny! Good thing my mister was out-of-town when i dragged that old dress form home!! ;) How do you explain THAT??? ;)

Dorthe said...

Oh dear Jillayne, that is just me and my husbond-also.......
I`m so glad you bought it, it looks wonderful, and will be great for so many things- also to just look at :) and you really deserved it just now, sweet.
Hugs-
Dorthe

Alisa Noble said...

Hahaha... that conversation could have happened, verbatim, between the Farmboy and myself!

Diane said...

LOL! Usually it's puppies that follow people home. Cute post, Jillayne.
XO Diane