Seasonal Affective Disorder aka SAD
Every January finds me in the depths of SAD. I miss the sunshine, the warm breezes and looking in the mirror and seeing a reflection that isn't pasty white. This winter finds me especially SAD because last summer I was inside most of the time with my new baby girl and I feel like I haven't seen summer in more than a year.
But this winter I vow to chase it away! So this week I have broken out the self tanner and highlighted my hair. I have given myself a pedicure to get my feet slipper ready (in the summer it would be sandal ready ;)
I have strung lights around the house and broken out my palm tree and beach decorations. I find myself using more lights during the day and opening all of the blinds and curtains I can. And you know what? It helps!
We are taking time out from preschool while I re-organize our preschool space. We used to have it in our eat-in kitchen and everyone was pretty tired of cooking dinner around play-doh and puzzles. I will share pictures once I am finished with the new space. For now, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to...
We dipped cotton balls in water and then put them in the freezer to make "snowballs"
With tropical drinks included ;)
Tinkerbell's new trick...pulling to a stand!
Little Thomas' Preschool Club
Making snow mittens (using equal parts shaving cream and glue)
Playing with the fake Snow