I don't normally…

I don’t normally whine but I’m feeling like I need to shake some of this off. I have had pretty much no motivation lately and I don’t know what it is. It could be that I drive to work in the dark, sit in a room with no window, eat lunch at my desk and drive home in the dark. What’s that called when you get depressed in winter? SAD or something? Yeah, I think I have that.

When I get home and just want to sleep!

It’s like there isn’t enough coffee in the world to perk me up. Starbucks…do you deliver? Cause hook me up baby!

I hope the rest of you are staying upbeat with the change of seasons.

Little H is getting pretty excited about Halloween coming up. We bought some pumpkins and they are sitting by the front door waiting for their carving day. Every time we pass them on the way in or out of the house she has to kiss them and give them a hug. I’m afraid she’ll see carving them as a brutal act of horror. How many other ways will I warp her innocence out of simple traditional acts? *insert evil laugh here*

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  1. dark and cold sap a lot of folks. Try making sure to get some sun on the weekend if you can. It’s just hard to face a routine day in and day out as well, so if there’s any chance to vary it that might help. Good luck. Many folks experience this kind of thing, though.

  2. We have a lot of winter darkness here although it’s not nearly as much as Alaska! A SAD machine isn’t in my budget so I bake to feel better. I also up my vitamin D. (Sun exposure generates vitamin D in your body. They say it is one of the things you body lacks when the days get significant shorter which may lead to depression in some people) It’s hard to get out and do lots of different things when there is 6 feet of snow on the ground so I redecorate the house, repaint picture frames, craft or refashion furniture in the basement and other similar things. It makes me happy and keeps me busy during the darkest and coldest winter days.

    I hope you feel better soon!
    .-= Jenn @ FFP´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Town’s Newest Visitors =-.

  3. ((hugs)) sweetie. Can you not go outside during the day? Even for a bit? I read a study somewhere that lack of sunshine (think it was actually the Vitamin D or something) could actually make you depressed. It’s a real condition. I’m sorry that you are sad. I wish there was a way I could cheer you up.
    .-= Rhea´s last blog ..Christmas Shopping =-.

    • Thanks Rhea! You did cheer me up and yes, I do need to make sure I leave my desk more often especially before winter hits and we’re in the deep freeze

  4. Oooh, but it’s our jobs to warp our kids. It’s good to have them prepared for the real world. LOL

    And drying and baking the pumpkin seeds is one of the best parts.

    I honestly don’t get SAD in the traditional form. I live in SoCal where Mother Nature always has PMS and can’t decide if it’s summer or Winter. And i hate Summer. I don’t like heat. I like cold. I wish I lived somewhere where it snowed. I have so much more motivation in the colder months than the summer. In summer I just want to sit around like a blob and find my “cool”. Maybe I have reverse SAD?

    Anyway, you need sunlight, girlie! Vitamin D. Five minutes a day in actual sunlight will do wonders for you. Can you eat outside at work?

    The alternative is that SAD sun lamp they sell. It supposedly works quite well.
    .-= Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity´s last blog ..The MomDot Dottie Awards: I’m Nominated!! =-.

    • Thanks Shan 😀

      I need to look into one of those lamps. Maybe you and I could switch houses for the winter….you might change your tune pretty quickly once the deep freeze hits!! But I totally get you on the heat – I can’t stand the heat especially if it’s humid on top of it. I find myself hiding from it too…it’s just lucky that we only get a few weeks of really hot temps during the summer.

      If the sun shows it’s face this weekend I’m going to go sit outside as much as possible!

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