Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Happy Lite and Other Weather Survival Strategies
I always used to think this: Hey, it's not like THAT all the time!
Yet, lately it IS here, in Grit City.
The rain has come down hard and constant like being in a cold shower. The grayness is extra thick and impermeable. Everything is damp, muddy, moldy, and rusty. Especially the people who live here! I remarked yesterday on my Facebook status that it was 8:00 AM PST and all the blinds were drawn open so the light could pour in. My nightlights in the house STAYED ON. A good chunk of the day for that matter.
I am full blown weather weary. It's June for goodness sake. Everyone is complaining here, not just me. We are tired, lackluster, and mild cranky. So, I took steps to mitigate the effects of the weather.
I bought these (and wore this color in my outfit!):
I got this for strength:
Then it was the final straw (and after a couple glasses of wine), I broke out the big guns and I bought the Happy Lite. It's a lighting system that is supposed to help people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and simulate sunshine, lightness, and brightness in your home.
I suspect it's merely an overpriced lamp.
What are your tricks for getting through stretches of wretched weather?