What the Doctor Ordered!

– True by Black Eyed Peas. I love this new feature. Happy listening!

I have long known that I get very sad around the winter time and holidays. It’s been that way for many years and i have learned to accept it. It has been really bad this year (even though winter isn’t even in season yet) because it’s gotten so cold so fast. I really want to be truly happy for the holidays because I am now blessed with not one, but two little angels. Last year, I didn’t have our traditional XMAS Eve+Birthday Party that we’d have for years. All my family was kinda expecting it and people were calling all day if there was something going one. I want this year to be different.  It’s really hard to go outdoors because I hate the cold weather. It is now exacerbated by the fact that not only do I have to bundle myself up, but TWO other kids. I always hate the potential of making them sick… and it is a lot of work. This adds up to a worst type of depression of being indoors all the time during the cold months. So I did some research hoping to find a medicinal cure in the wonderful world of Google, but could not find what I was looking for.

So I asked one of our psychiatric doctors for some help. What prescription medicine do I take to cure my winter blues? He gave me the same sad response I had found from my computer research and I was a bit saddened. Winter blues is a direct effect of less sunlight due to shorter days. People are less likely to go out and therefore, they feel “blue” from a lack of Vitamin D from the sunlight. Many people’s brains don’t respond to this change in a negative way, but in select few people, the response is depression. I AM ONE OF THOSE SELECT FEW. Go figure! His response was to GO OUTDOORS. I told him my scenario and told him about the two kids and there are not very many outdoor activities during the cold months and blah blah blah. Here I am thinking he would pop me a prescription paper. He then said buy some Vitamin D supplements and go tanning- like in those tanning beds! WTF!?! Are you kidding me? Of course, he wasn’t. So I bought me my supplements and I am pleased to announce that I will be sporting this tan+glow for the winter, so don’t be surprised. I’m though with these bouts of crying and feeling these winter blues- especially when it’s not even winter yet!

Speaking of which, it has FINALLY been beautiful out these past couple of days. Hope it lasts through the weekend. Jasmyne and Janelle will be going to their first Halloween Party with pumpkin decorating this Saturday. I have to work, which is sad. I’ll have to trust that daddy can make them look extra “halloweenie” special.

Thanks to the beautiful weather, I got me some much needed direct sunlight today and ordered Janelle’s birthday cake for her coming party too! Yay! I love cakes. I love fondant icing- but I HATE the way it tastes. Oh well. Sometimes some things suffer for beauty- even when it comes to food. LoL!

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