SAD. I have it. This time of year is so difficult for me. I think my years in Boulder, Colorado (where it is sunny over 300 days per year) ruined me. I now live in a place that rains over 300 days per year (at least that is how it feels).
I look at the forecast and for two weeks out, all it shows is rain. They find all different ways to say rain without saying rain: showers, drizzle, intermittent showers, partly cloudy, passing showers, rain - heavy at times, and my personal favorite - party sunny (which is always a lie). Then, sometimes they will just be honest and every day it will say "rain".
About a month ago, Trevor and I were craving carbohydrates in much larger portions that usual. Every night I was stopping at the store to pick up something to curb those cravings. One night I asked Trevor if we were experiencing seasonal affect disorder and he said yes.
I moved on from the food for a while and had a little shopping addiction that seemed to take over for the carbohydrate cravings. I have been on a Lululemon shopping spree. Between my birthday gifts of cash and gift cards and winning that jacket, I have had plenty of opportunities to visit the local stores. I finally hit the point where they weren't bringing in new stock fast enough to meet my addictive needs, so I have petered out on that (so Trevor hopes).
Since I was feeling content from carbohydrates and warm, cozy and comfy from my new threads, I decided that I needed some bedtime comfort. We haven't gotten new pillows, sheets or bedspreads in forever. Gus, our kitty who passed away in October, had a way of ruining these things with his claws. So we never got new stuff because I knew it would get shredded. The three kitties we have now are not so destructive. So, yesterday I bought new sheets, pillows and a comforter. Last night was the most comfortable my bed has been in years. I felt like I was sleeping in a hotel.
So, today, while is it pouring rain, I am content in my Lululemon studio crops, last year's fun times hoodie and cool racer back.
Right now, it is pouring rain outside, but the weather app on my phone says that sunny and 60 is just about 10 days away. I sure hope so, and so does my wallet!!!