Monday, October 03, 2011

I'm Fall - ing

Aww the arrival of fall .. how wonderful these last couple of days have been.  I didn’t have to turn on the a/c on Friday or today .. just had the windows open all day.  My regular readers know that I hate summer .. actually, if summer had an average high of 72, I’d love it.  So let’s just say that I hate heat.  I really have mood fluctuations depending upon the time of the year, but it’s not the normal SAD that everyone is familiar with.  SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder is normally referred to as the winter-time blues.  It’s said that the body needs a certain amount of sunlight in order to function properly.  But there is a lesser known side of SAD – those who become depressed during the summer months.  Yes, me.  In fact, I’ve read some recent literature indicating a relationship between bipolar and SAD, which is interesting to me since I am bipolar.  In the summer, my windows are closed up tight, blinds closed, heavy curtains drawn.  My rooms are dark, or as dark as I can get them.  But in the cooler months, I love to have the windows, blinds and curtains wide open.  F

So what about you?  Are you a Spring/Summer person or a Fall/Winter?  


Shirley Wells said...

You need to move to the UK. We celebrate in style if temperatures reach 72. :)

I'm definitely a Fall/Winter sort of person. I love, love, love snow. Really, I haven't yet grown out of the excitement of seeing the first snow of the year. I love to hear people moaning about how they can't get anywhere... ;)

Brandy said...

I'm a Fall/Winter person. I close the blinds in the summer to keep the temps cooler inside the house. I do like Spring, but my allergies don't. I like Spring, too. It's summer with it's high humidity and heat that I can do without.

Bailey Stewart said...

Oh Shirley!! I love snow .. well, as long as I don't have to drive in it. Of course, we don't get just snow, but rather snow on top of sleet or sleet on top of snow.

And yes Brandy, I hate the allergies too.

I don't know, I've gotten worse about it the older I've become. Maybe it's part of menopause .. but I do hate it so! When I become wealthy, I shall have a summer home in the arctic somewhere .. or the UK ...