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Friday, November 23rd 2007

8:55 AM

Aloha Friday

If you want to see something hysterical and have some fun, check out this post where I elfed my family.

I love Aloha Friday. It's a fun meme, and I've met some neat people, but that's not the only reason. It also makes me think of warm, sunny days which helps lift my spirits when it's cold and dreary with no sign of the sun.

Every winter, I struggle with SAD once the sun disappears for days on end. I won't invest in the special light system, so I have to come up with alternatives. So my question is this:

How do you fight the winter blues?

My answer: Whenever the sun peeks through what feels like the endless cloud cover, I find a spot where it's streaming through the window. I sit there in the sunshine and soak it up. On days where it feels like I'll never see the sun again, I try to remember to use music, photos, etc. to lighten the heavy feeling.

I look forward to reading your responses and hopefully discovering new ways to fight the winter blues. After you answer my question in the comments, you can visit Kailani over on An Island Life and join in the Aloha Friday fun if you'd like.

I'm thankful for my brother. He gets me. I don't have to explain, he just knows. We've always been close and we're a lot alike. I can't remember one fight we've ever had. I'll have to ask him if he can remember. Or maybe I should ask our mom.

Anyway, I'm incredibly blessed to have him as a brother. He's an amazing man with an awesome sense of humor, a strong sense of family, and, well, a lot of common sense (I had to stick to the sense theme). He's also a great cop, husband (his wife agrees), and dad.

Jonathan - I love you, man! Sniff. He knows I'm grinning. We don't get goofy sentimental. hormonal (me, not him), but not mushy. I do miss our deep and long conversations though. We'll have to set one up next time I'm in town.

14 More Meandering Minds.

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Monday, April 7th 2008 @ 3:58 PM

Posted by Grace:

I warm up the room and play with my kid or we sleep more. Thankfully with an active kid around, I don't have time to be blue! :-)
Saturday, November 24th 2007 @ 9:27 PM

Posted by Charlotte (Charmed Life):

how do i fight the "blues" (winter or not)? i have a collection of feel-good movies, i watch them over and over. and then, i write my feelings out in my private journal.
Saturday, November 24th 2007 @ 8:13 AM

Posted by Rach (Heart of Rachel):

We don't have winter here. In fact, I've never experienced snow before. I'd love to have fun in the snow some day. :)
Saturday, November 24th 2007 @ 4:55 AM

Posted by Donetta:

Florecent lighting is said to be very helpful as well. I live in Arizona I get the Summer blues due to heat.;)
Friday, November 23rd 2007 @ 8:28 PM

Posted by Gina:

I deal with it sporadically. This year has been such a mild fall that I've hardly noticed! I actually love a rainy day, so I don't let that get to me too much (which is why I should live in in SEATTLE!). In the colder, grayer months, I typically close up the window treatments (which are pretty- be sure to have pretty window treatments for the colder seasons!), and turn on lights indoors, turn on the fire, light candles, just make it COZY indoors. A warm, cozy cocoon.
Friday, November 23rd 2007 @ 4:34 PM

Posted by Cathi:

I rarely get the winter blues. If I feel down I busy myself with projects or do service for others.
Friday, November 23rd 2007 @ 3:53 PM

Posted by JHS:

I don't really get the winter blues. Maybe because I live in Calif. and it never gets that cold here. It gets foggy for days on end, but since I grew up here, it has never bothered me. I go to the health club regularly and strenuous water aerobics sessions help me pound out my stress and frustrations on the water. :-)

My question is posted, so stop by!
Friday, November 23rd 2007 @ 2:20 PM

Posted by Marie:

This is actually my first proper winter. I grew up in So. CA and lived in FL three years besides. At this very moment I am observing my first snow. So I haven't had to deal with winter blues yet. I'm the sort that prefers the indoors and dark weather, so maybe that will help.
Friday, November 23rd 2007 @ 1:35 PM

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