Good Morning from Evans Homeschool Academy,
As the boys continue working on their mean, median, mode and range worksheets, I am forever resentful to the seasonal time change. I have always been a summer child. I’ve never cared much for the winter months. Yesterday, with the cloud cover, we had what I consider daylight for 1 hour! That is ridiculous. Granted, the clouds prevented the awesome sun from shining through, and I know the sun was there, but still, I yearned for those bright, blinding beams of warmth.
As a child, I never paid any mind to the time change. It was something older folks worried about and tended to – as long as it didn’t impede on my playing in the upstairs attic. As a teen, I would find something to do indoors from November to March that kept my mind busy and that worked the majority of the time. But that was then.
Now, as an adult, a mother, a teacher and a student, I am finding seasonal affective disorder to be the bane of my existence. I have never been diagnosed, but why should I? I already take a mild antidepressant and that seems to be working relatively well. But even before I was an adult, the winter months seemed to drag me down.
So, I have resorted to my old ways – Find something to keep me busy during the winter months that will *hopefully* bring spring a little closer. If you suffer from S.A.D., you might find that already do some of these things. If you haven’t tried them, maybe they will help. The following are ways that I combat the winter blues and steadfastly hold on to the vision of spring – Hey, it’s only 138 days until the first day of spring!
Welcome! My name is LaVonda. I am the wife of Rodney, the mom of 5 remarkable kids (well, 2 are adults now), an avid homeschooler, blogger, and graduate student. I am blessed with the ability to spend my time sharing our homeschool and life experiences with you. It is my hope to provide you with motivation, ideas, and some candid stress-relief through my blog - Mom's Scribe! Grab a cup of coffee, sit on down, and make yourself at home!