Tuesday, March 30, 2010

just wondering....

When I was a kid I practically lived otdoors. As soon as I could I'd be out the door and outside playing with my friends and stopping to eat was an annoyance more than anything. Our neighborhood was filled with kids and their was always a game of kick the can or pickle or steal the flag going on. If no one was out side yet you hung out in your drive way shooting hoops or bouncing a playground ball. It didn't take long before one or two kids joined you and next thing you knew you had a game of four square or horse going on.

Now I hardly ever spend time outside it seems. I walk to and from my car. When I get home afterwork I might sit out on the deck. We are supposed to have very nice weather this week. Sunny and warm- I'll be indoors working all day. Maybe that's part of my depression. Maybe the Europeans have it right- from noon to three we all lock our doors and go home, eat lunch, sit outside and relax or putz in the garden-soak up some vitamin D and fresh air then go back to work. Maybe there would be fewer depressed people.

~it's just a thought-

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

well it's Spring...

...we were all excited about March 21st. Spring is finally here! Living in the Midwest means that even though it is technically spring we can still get snow.
 And we did.
Get more snow.

It's all melted off now but it was enough to set me back some. We had a couple of 60 degree days and then BAM! last Friday it snowed all day. Today it's cold and windy and overcast. That's exactly how I feel inside too- cold, windy and overcast. I am finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning and trouble falling asleep at night. At the studio I don't feel like doing much of anything and all of my usual tricks aren't working. I will be headeing to the tanning bed later today hoping that some artifical Vitamin D helps. I really need southerly breezes, sunshine and green...and an entire to be outside to enjoy it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


So most of you have experienced the same sucky winter as I have. Way too much snow, rain and ice and not enough sun. I can take the bitter cold but I NEED the sunlight. Anyway- it's the 2nd of March and it occured to me- the first day of spring is in 19 days. This stupid depression thing I have is easier to live with when the sun is shining and even more so the warmer it gets.