I never considered myself to have S.A.D.D. disorder,
(Seasonal Affective Disorder), but this past month has been tough for me with all of the rain, clouds, fog..... and there are days when I really just want to scream, "NO MORE", pull my hair out, bang my head against the wall. I'm a pretty positive person, but THIS is really bringing me down.
I need some sunshine.
Tuesday we did finally have an afternoon of sunshine, so we sat on the front porch in short sleeves, my husband in shorts, and we simply basked in it until it nearly became too warm.
It's not the heat I crave, but the light.
I told my husband I need a sunlight lamp in my office, but instead he pulled a cool white light bulb from the cabinet in the utility room, one that has 800 lumens of 'natural daylight' and it seems to help a little with my mood.
This is the first winter I have had this happen to me, but it's also the first winter we have had such a long period of gray skies.
Shrimp cocktails brightened up the place on Christmas.
In fact, I think I'll get a few more shrimp for New Year's Eve too!
Such a sunny and bright addition to any celebration meal.
Every little bit helps when gray skies are bringing me down,
and if I don't perk up soon, my husband is threatening to move us to Florida...
The Sunshine State.
I've never cared much for the idea of living in Florida,
with all of it's snakes and alligators, bugs, constant high humidity and
sink holes under houses and in parking lots for heaven sakes,
so hopefully the sun will show it's face soon, not just for an hour or two as it did on Tuesday,
but for a few days in a row.
Now, if he threatened to move us to Turks and Caicos....
and let me eat shrimp all day every day?
I could go for that!