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Originally Posted by xmastidings View Post
I have a confession to make.....

The last of my decorations came down and was packed away last night... If I was 5, I would have a boo-boo lip going right now; sniff.... it's sad to say goodby to them for another 10 months.

SAD - I learned something about this last night about it, it's true... it really does exist! Read below:
Recurrent Winter Depression Could Be a Sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The blues are an unfortunate part of the holiday season for many people. Some individuals suffer from depression more acutely during this time of year due to the pain of lost loved ones or from the stress and pressure that Christmas can bring. Others, however, can find no obvious cause for their low mood, or for the reason that their mood seems to lift as soon as the weather warms and the snow melts away.

Individuals who experience these recurrent depressive episodes often show a seasonal pattern, commonly known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Individuals with this subtype of mood disorder appear to be responsive to the total quantity of available light in the environment, with a majority of them becoming depressed in the fall and winter when less natural sunlight is available. Features of SAD include fatigue, excessive sleep, craving for carbohydrates, and weight gain, and individuals with this disorder often show clear disturbances in their circadian cycles, with weaker 24-hour patterns than normal individuals.

Although the cause of seasonal affective disorder is not clear, one possibility is that seasonal changes in light may alter the body's underlying biological rhythms that regulate such processes as body temperature and sleep-wake cycles. Another possibility is that some parts of the central nervous system may have deficiencies in transmission of the mood-regulating neurotransmitter, serotonin, during winter months.

SAD develops in women more often than men, and nearly half of those affected report that episodes began during childhood or adolescence. Prevalence rates for seasonal affective disorder suggest that winter SAD is more common in individuals living at higher latitudes (northern climates) and in younger people. Seasonal affective disorder can, and sometimes does, cause depression during the summer months as well.

A trial of intense light therapy, called phototherapy, often helps relieve depression. Phototherapy typically consists of exposure to 2 -3 hours of artificial light a day. The artificial light apparently supplements the low amount of sunlight the individual otherwise receives. Phototherapy does not help all individuals with SAD, especially those who are more severely affected. Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed to treat more severe episodes of SAD, and are often even more effective if treatment is started prior to the onset of expected symptoms.

If you experience episodes of depression that seem to cycle with the seasons, you should consult your doctor about being evaluated for seasonal affective disorder. You do not need to suffer though the holiday season. Help is available.

This was very interesting. Thank you for posting it ! I have had SAD for many, many years. Good to know I M not alone ! xo
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school buses in our area were all cancelled this morning too. We do not have to much snow but what we have is blowing around in the strong winds making it hard to see when driving at times. Plus we have a windchill of -25c (-13f)


Now THAT IS COLD !!!
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
We only had to worry about water mocasins and copperheads, LOL!!!

Oh is that ALL you had to worry about ?!!
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Did you take pictures? I would love to see that bear. I am sure CM3 would, too!


Oh yes I would !!!
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Just the spiders and those snakes!!!


Originally Posted by caninemom3 View Post
Oh is that ALL you had to worry about ?!!
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Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
What time is dinner???

Seawaters!!! Get the jet ready!!!


Yuummmmm !!
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Originally Posted by judesmama View Post
Mmmm.. Christmasstar.. I don't even eat meat and I want to coem to your house!!


Wow Judesmama ! I am a fellow non-meat eater
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Thank you. I did feel better this morning, but by this afternoon, I was exhausted. I took a short 10-minute nap while the kids were at recess.
I use to have a teacher who slept through his class. (no, seriously)
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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post
Brrrrr!!!!! ❄

It is -9 here right now.

I was hoping for it to at least get above zero, so I could take Har for a short walk so she could do her business.

Stay warm & cozy!!

I can almost smell your turkey!! I'll make some stuffing, and Adrian will make his homemade cranberry sauce if you want some company




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Hope you are all staying warm and cozy !! (((((Hugs)))))) to you and Adrian and of course, my little niece, Harlowe xoxo
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Originally Posted by judesmama View Post
The town 10 minutes away (and all the surorunding areas!) got snow last night, like 1.5 inches! Not a lot but still, some! We got - NADA! Not even a flurry! Boooo!

I have been scoring some great deals lately... My CVS and Rite Aid both had 75% off Christmas lights... My Hallmark had 90%!!!!! off ornaments... scored big-time..> Big Lots and Macy's - also 90% off...


Those are some great deals !!
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