August 21, 2014

I Guess It’s Been S. A. D.

Plate spinning

It’s the usual spinning plates around here lately. My friend is visiting from Idaho to have some medical and dental appointments taken care of before the end of her husband’s Navy career next year (unless he gets a good offer). Tomorrow we are accompanying her to the Naval Hospital so she can have a colonoscopy. I don’t drive, and so my husband providing that support, while I will be on hand to make sure she doesn’t “say something stupid” and end her husband’s career early. :wink:

She will be here for several days because we are going to tour the shipyard on Sat. too where my husband work, so she had to bring her three cats along. Three lovely, glorious girl kitties. We have one small- in-stature Smile!tuxedoed boy cat who is long in the tooth and as we found out this morning, still has enough hiss in him to make any visiting cat feel unwelcome. :evil: OK then…

Always a constant…my fibromyalgia. I think I have found something that at least helps me sleep better, and it isn’t a drug! Some years ago I bought a grow light (full spectrum) :idea: for my plants. Washington state is not known for having lots of sunlight all year ’round, so I thought that maybe my depression was due to having SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder. I probably do spend way too much time in front of the computer, and not enough time outside in the sunlight. I mean, if I am depressed in the summer, you know there has to be something wrong. Granted, it could be some situational depression, but if I am getting enough restorative sleep, what might be depressing me in my everyday life doesn’t seem so magnified.

I wouldn’t recommend using a grow light as a real therapy tool, but if I can see some obvious improvement in my sleeping just from using that, then it might be time to invest in a light box! Who knew? I thought my life just sucked. :shock:

By the way, all the kitties are sleeping right now, and no one has been hurt …so far. :wink: Smile!

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