When I look at the calendar, it’s hard to believe that the end of February is almost upon us. It just seemed like the new year began, and here we are almost 2 full months into it. Well, you will get no complaints from this blogger. I thrive on sunshine, long nights, warm breezes, and open windows. During the winter, I mark the passing of time by when it gets dark. Darkness means a few good things, like Big Daddy J on his way home from work or evening television with the family. But I can’t deny it, the fact that it is no longer pitch black at 5pm makes me want to dance and sing(don’t worry, I will spare you the torture).
Some of things I am looking forward to now that the sunshine is shining longer:
- Spring baseball
- Walks in the evening with the hubby and children
- Having the windows open so a breeze blows through the house
- Seeing the kids run around outside having fun
- Lighter meals and grilling
- Barbeques with the baseball team parents
In the past few days, I have gotten more things accomplished than I have all winter. I know that some believe that seasonal affect disorder, or SAD, is not a true medical condition. I am not sure that I believe that. I also have hypothyroidism, and lack of sunlight tends to make my symptoms more extreme. I am noticing that as the days grow longer, I am much more content. The winter sluggishness and depression is lessening, the attitude is improving, and my energy is increasing.
I know that there will still be days where snow will fall, sleet will be present, and the skies will be gray. But it is so nice to know that there is an end in sight. So tell me, What Do You Enjoy Most About Longer Evenings?