It cant rain forever.
When it does, you have to find a way to beat those blues! It has been the rainiest winter I can remember, and it's really getting to everyone. The Mayo Clinic (.com) says that Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. Most cases start in late Fall, and less so in the Spring and Summer.
Light therapy or pharmaceuticals are advised treatments.
Since we try to do things the au natural way here at the O house, we are going with Phototherapy, or light therapy. You can purchase one of these magic machines online at Lamps USA, but really I suspect that any full spectrum bulb will work.
It is probably best to start light therapy before oh, say February like we are, but every little bit counts.
Here are some lights I found at Lowes:
In other news, baby D is learning all the things. He somewhere along the way learned that shoes were for your feet and he tries to put his own shoes on. He is now 16 months old and a delightful little guy. He enjoys making people laugh, and playing with his older brothers. He likes to "spin" his toy cars around on the table and loves to eat pizza. I'm a proud mama.
Last night he was playing by himself, just walking around, doing baby stuffs, and I looked more closely and he was organizing his toys and putting them into a box. It's a first!!
I will start showing the world what I think is ridiculous on pinterest. 'Tis bound to be interesting.