Today was a rough day. No real reason for it. It has been a rough couple days. The days being shorter and darker maybe it. Today I was wondering if I have that seasonal disorder-and then thought-geez is that even real. If it is and you happen to have it I would love to hear the solution. It is tough to go sit in the sun when there is no sun out. And it is cold.

So all in all things are good but I am in a pissy mood. Loving my son deeply and madly yet ready to scream he can get me so frustrated sometimes-especially with hours and hours of whining and crying about every little non existant thing.

Well I am on my way to book club/wine drinking with some of my girlfriends. Boy do I need it:)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I have bookclub tonight too! It's definitely a good time for a night out.

Christmas is only a few weeks away, and we'll be able to relax togther while the kids play. Hang in there!

Love that necklace you have posted.

11/28/2007 6:59 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

my sister has it...she moved to phoenix:) seriously. It has made a huge difference. I can always tell when it's one of the ten rainy days there when I hear her voice.

I've heard you can go "fake-n-bake" the UV rays should help. I've been affected by it more each year I've noticed.

11/28/2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy a special light or fake & bake as Brittany mentioned. B6 is apparently also helpful.


11/28/2007 8:25 PM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

I have a special artificial bright light (made by Phillips, I think) that really helps during the long dark Swiss winters. I even gave one to a friend as a wedding present when I heard she was moving to - gasp - Sweden. Talk about long winter days.

11/28/2007 10:24 PM  
Blogger deirdre said...

I've always thought it appropriate that the seasonal thing is called SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). You can get a special theraputic light to sit in front of for a few minutes each day - I've heard good things about them. Extra Vitamin D helps too. Book and wine with girlfriends sound like good therapy too. Hope you have a great time.

11/28/2007 11:16 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Yes, it is real.It's in the DSM. They have light lamps for it, and I hear some vitamine helps...Can't remember which one. lol Sorry! But I SO get this way. The last couple days have also left me goopy.


11/29/2007 12:11 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

hope bookclub did the job. i have a terrible time in the winter. if there is a day where thesun is out...i stand in front of a window and drink it in. if i could move to a warmer climate - i would!

11/29/2007 12:12 AM  
Blogger Frida said...

I've been sent off to the UV bake at the fake tan clinic before - not so good for the skin but great for the mood.

Mind you - I've also found that books, women and wine can do a lot of good.


11/29/2007 3:26 AM  
Blogger Frida said...

I've been sent off to the UV bake at the fake tan clinic before - not so good for the skin but great for the mood.

Mind you - I've also found that books, women and wine can do a lot of good.


11/29/2007 3:28 AM  
Anonymous acumamakiki said...

The whining and wheedling of someone small drives me insane. I feel bad about it too - but after the 15th time of reminding or asking (sometimes begging), I find my temper short.

I think I have SAD too - I fall into a funk, become overly sensitive to everything and feel lonely even when I'm with others. Change is in my air and I'm trying to ride it, trying to not get freaky-controly (as is my way) and I guess what I'm saying in this whole rambling comment, you are not alone. Much love sister and if you ever want someone to commiserate with, I'm just a phone call (and a somewhat short train ride) away. xo

11/29/2007 7:29 AM  
Blogger Maddie said...

I love that you are going out for wine with
friends ~ that will do wonders for your
spirit ~ and throw in a little dark
chocolate and you will be beaming:)


11/29/2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger Melba said...

My brother-in-law really has that disorder. I forget the name. He is like a different person when he is on his medication and when he doesn't take it.

The days are so short. I picked the kids up from school the other day, went to the grocery store and it was so dark out and it wasn't even 5 PM!

I know the cries...Somedays I don't know how that duality exists for me...the love and frustration all in the same moment. I am thankful for the love though because there have been times when it was only frustration and those days are just too dark to dwell on.

Hope your night out was full of light and laughter!

If we lived closer we could have a grirl's night out! :)


11/29/2007 12:00 PM  
Blogger cheeky said...

Hey! Hope you are feeling better. A night out with girls is good medicine. The vitamin D is critical to our moods and yep the sunlight is the best provider but not everyone can get it so easily. I think the lamps are good.
I love your creations.

11/29/2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

I personally like Brittany's sister's idea... how she moved to Phoenix and all... ;)

I am going to set my plan into action this weekend...


11/30/2007 6:38 PM  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

hope your evening out lifted your spirits a little.
sad is most definitely a very real disorder.
sending you hugs,

11/30/2007 8:06 PM  
Blogger jenica said...

i'm glad you put the question out there about SAD. gave me some ideas to work with for myself. last week when it started snowing here, i started crying...knowing that i'll be trapped in my house, probably with sick *whinning* kids, for the next 5 months; it was all a little too much.

12/07/2007 1:39 AM  

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