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Do you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

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2 hours ago, SueSTx said:

We would love rain, rain and more rain.  Two days in the last week, we have had wildfires in the Texas panhandle, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, killing livestock and people. 

We are praying for rain.  Our single digit humidity along with 50 mph winds fueling wildfires are as destructive as are floods.

Come get some of mine....there is only a tiny area of drought left in California (Santa Barbara)....everything else is soaked 

 

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6 hours ago, SueSTx said:

We would love rain, rain and more rain.  Two days in the last week, we have had wildfires in the Texas panhandle, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, killing livestock and people. 

We are praying for rain.  Our single digit humidity along with 50 mph winds fueling wildfires are as destructive as are floods.

Good Lord, Sue- I had no idea .. I didn't even see this in the news- (why?)  I recall you mentioning that last summer was pretty dry in the gardening thread- So sad about the loss of life, all of it- Here is a map: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx  No idea how accurate it is- I do know that one year we had drought like conditions in this state but no mention of it in the news-

Well I hope you get some rain sooner than later ..

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So far, this is all open country, there have been very few homes lost considering the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado are all experiencing wildfires.

http://www.kpax.com/story/34687997/5-killed-in-texas-wildfires

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/deadly-wildfires-more-than-a-million-acres-burning-across-four-states-892465219886

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I don't know anyone who lives in Oregon who didn't suffer this past winter from depression.  It was terrible and so so so much rain and gray. 

The sun is finally back and everyone feels better!

MJ

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4 hours ago, grandtoGREAT said:

I don't know anyone who lives in Oregon who didn't suffer this past winter from depression.  It was terrible and so so so much rain and gray. 

The sun is finally back and everyone feels better!

MJ

Sorry it was such a depressing winter, MJ. Glad the sun is back, along w/ happier feelings!

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We had one of the most mild winters I can remember in at least 40 years, and I was the bluest I have ever been.  The spring weather was iffy most weeks and my blues didn't disappear until I could sleep with the window open.

I hope this isn't a new trait of my "getting old".

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Some of you might be interested in "The Science Behind the Winter Blues" on the "Get Science" website.

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I went to a planetarium show years ago with the kids and the focus of the presentation was the history of winter- A portion of the program covered winter traditions that focused on light / fire and why light played an important role for getting folks through the short days and cold- It was so fascinating-

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It's been overcast, dreary & drizzly here for two weeks. I'm thinking I'm suffering a bit this season from SAD.

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45 minutes ago, Mame925 said:

It's been  overcast, dreary & drizzly here for two weeks. I'm thinking I'm suffering a bit this season from SAD.

If you were to make an educated guess, which of the above do you think has the most impact on your mood?

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I can go without sun, with tons of snow and cold temperatures- I don't like the below zero stuff ..

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10 minutes ago, Komorebi said:

If you were to make an educated guess, which of the above do you think has the most impact on your mood?

Dreary....which is of course the accumulation of the drizzle/overcast...

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47 minutes ago, Mame925 said:

Dreary....which is of course the accumulation of the drizzle/overcast...

:) yes, it is ..

 

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We have SUN today...I'm gonna take a walk....a new storm front is supposed to come in on Monday...

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I looked at art, took pictures of a couple of wood chairs that I would like to make, about to look through the library catalog for a bunch of coffee table books to borrow and browse though- French toast for tomorrow and some sewing -- my intention is to make a tote ..

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42 minutes ago, Komorebi said:

I looked at art, took pictures of a couple of wood chairs that I would like to make, about to look through the library catalog for a bunch of coffee table books to borrow and browse though- French toast for tomorrow and some sewing -- my intention is to make a tote ..

Reusable shopping bag?

 

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WIND affects me the most, it gets on my last nerve.

 

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2 hours ago, SueSTx said:

WIND affects me the most, it gets on my last nerve.

 

Me too....blows the fronds out of my palm tree to scatter all over the yard, knocks stuff around the deck....ugh

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On 1/7/2018 at 9:05 PM, Mame925 said:

Reusable shopping bag?

 

No, it's part of a gift -- I made it a specific size to hold the items-

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8 hours ago, SueSTx said:

WIND affects me the most, it gets on my last nerve.

 

I love listening to the wind, love really windy days, but I don't love being outside when it's windy and below freezing-

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I get a breeze off the water every evening just about all year...sometimes its fine, others not so much...drives the cold/damp in. 

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If interested, Google "Birds Are Good For Your Mental Health?" -- it's a video on Youtube-

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We had a semi-sunny mild day today...Sis/Bil brought me a picnic...she knows how hurt I feel over losing the grandpup...of course the timing couldn't be worse...the 3rd anniversary of DH's passing is tomorrow...So they came to cheer me up...It was high 40s at their house 70 miles away...low 60s here...It's been a nice day.

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16 minutes ago, Mame925 said:

We had a semi-sunny mild day today...Sis/Bil brought me a picnic...she knows how hurt I feel over losing the grandpup...of course the timing couldn't be worse...the 3rd anniversary of DH's passing is tomorrow...So they came to cheer me up...It was high 40s at their house 70 miles away...low 60s here...It's been a nice day.

It's going on 3 years and people continue to be there for you and that is a gift considering so many tend to forget as the years go by- You're blessed- Sad, but blessed-

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Temperature -0.3° F
Wind WSW at 2 mph
Peak Wind WSW at 2 mph
Wind Average WSW at 3 mph
Wind Chill -4.5° F
Humidity

74*

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