So – As any of you that actually read this daily might have noticed, I didn’t blog yesterday.
There are reasons (doing farm stuff, sleeping, huge leg pain, depression)… but really, do you want to know?
Anyways – I suffer from SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder. Basically what it means is that when the weather changes, so do my mood patterns. Being as it is winter time.. that means my moods are mostly dreary, depressed, sleepy and grouchy. The short days, darkness, and cold make me not a very good person to be around. Which totally blows, because I? Am fucking awesome. It’s just really hard to tell sometimes.
There are things you can do to help with SAD. Exercise. Eating right. Getting outside when it is nice out. Sun lamps.
The last one would be really nice to have (though they can range in price. I was told today that there is one you can get off Amazon for $30.00 – but the ones locally are about $175-200, or about $30.00 a month to rent).
Basically it is a lamp that simulates natural sunlight. Hence the name.
From what I understand – you are supposed to sit in front of the lamp for about 30 minutes in the mornings. Mornings because of sleep cycle (I think) and 30 min because that is enough time to get benefits from it. It only works if you are in front of it though. With it shining on you.
I’ve been thinking for years of getting one.. but… I haven’t. Maybe I will figure out a way to order the one from Amazon. (I don’t have a credit card)
I could certainly use the help.
In other news, that is somewhat related, it snowed last night/this morning. Not a lot, and most of it is melted/melting… but it was still hard to see. Usually I love the first snow fall of the year. Unfortunately all it means for me this year – is more leg pain (cold/damp), and wet feet.
Snow also means wearing more layers, which oddly enough makes me feel really self conscious and fat. But it’s better to feel ugly then to get hypothermia, right? Right!?!? Gah, who am I kidding. Hypothermia isn’t that bad. I mean.. you fall asleep before you die, at least it’s restful.
I am also freaking out about my trip. I leave in a week. A FREAKING WEEK. I have so much to do still!!!!
Piano lessons x 2.
Clean house because SAD makes me a slob (or more likely to not have the motivation to keep up on cleaning.)
Get the mats out of my dogs fur so he doesn’t clump up with snow, because yes – that does happen. It’s no fun having to peel clumps of snow off your dog so he doesn’t spend the entire winter wet and miserable.
Go to the library – find out what book they are holding. Hope it is the one I want.
After Piano tomorrow, I need to drop a crap load of stuff off at the thrift store. Because I just don’t have room for it here.
Somewhere in there I have to make sure I eat, shower, drink water, etc
I also have not yet bought my greyhound tickets. Which I need to do. But instead of doing that already – I bought groceries instead. Sigh. Priorities suck when you are an adult. So I will need to buy those as soon as I get my spending money. One for Hamilton- Ottawa, and one return from Ottawa to Montreal.
PLUS! I have to do this weeks blogging, as well as should do some of next weeks.. Hell… the next three weeks. I mean.. the Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays I should be able to do no problem while in Ontario. Mondays are going to be a little difficult as I wont have access to a system. I wasn’t planning on bringing my Xbox with me across the country, anyway. I could always review a gameboy game? Hmmm. I don’t know if I have time to do all that I need to do, as well as review three weeks worth of old and new games. Because: 1 – I am a perfectionist. I must review all games after playing them. Not from memory. 2 – I am super busy, and usually set a whole night aside for a game review. 3 – I don’t really feel like staying up until buttfuckoclock to try and get everything done.
I also haven’t been having much luck with interviewness. Mostly because I find it hard to go outside my comfort zone and search out new people to interview. I may end up tweeking that schedule a bit. Say… Interviews once a month. Either spread out over a few Thursday “episodes”, or have Thursdays be a catch up day otherwise. I mean – I’m not currently making money pimpin these guys out… so I should be able to make my own hours right??
So much to do. So little freaking time. Je suis tres fatigue. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back to bed *shudder*.
Anyways.. that is the update on my life. I guess anyways. 😛
Hopefully I will be all rainbows and unicorns by tomorrow!
PS. I dreamt about Wil Wheaton last night.
P.P.S Not that kind of dream. I dreamt we were on TableTop
P.S. of the P.P.S The show. Not the piece of furniture. Though.. the furniture piece was there. We were playing Lords of Underwood. I think. Something like that. I cannot remember what the game in my dream was called. I won though. And Wil said “Balls” a lot, and got frustrated because he was the loser. He also agreed to be interviewed by me for my blog – which he said wasn’t really a blog, but a cute attempt. (Thanks Wil. Asshole. )
And – The Bloggess brought me back a koala and a kookaburra from Australia. Because obviously I am way more important to her then her family.