We’ve all been pretty under the weather around here the past two weeks. I think it’s finally getting back to normal again so hopefully I can start posting more.
Even though this winter has been rather mild as far as the weather is concerned, I’ve still needed a few things to help me get through it. Why is it that the dark bothers me so much more now that I’m a parent than it ever did before? Anyway this year I decided to buy a Happy Light from Amazon after reading about how helpful they are when it comes to keeping the winter blues at bay. I’ve only been using it for about two weeks, so I’m not sure I can really report how well it works yet, but I like using it.
I also starting crossing items off of a Spring Cleaning list that I came across on Pinterest. I love this list. It has all the essentials on it, plus some that I wouldn’t have thought of. I figure by the time I complete a majority of it it will be Spring.
I’ve or I should say we’ve (the whole family) been getting outside as much as possible. The temps have been in the 50’s for the past two weeks and we have been outside for at least 20-30 almost every day. And if we can’t get out that long, we try to at least do 10 minutes. Getting fresh air and feeling the actual sun on your face makes all the difference this time of year.
I’ve also added more light to our house. I finally bought a new lamp for the other side of our living room. We previously only had one lamp on one side of the room which meant it was pretty dark, too dark for someone who pretty much hates daylight savings. I love having the new lamp so much that I also went out and bought two new lamps for our nightstands in our bedroom. We only had one before and I’ve wanted to move it to Harper’s room and buy a new shade for it forever. I ended up buying these from Target. I love the color and I love that our bedroom is filled with a lot more light.
I’ve also just simply been trying to enjoy all the simple things that I love like getting coffee on the weekends and watching our favorite shows.
There’s really only one whole month (hooray for it being the shortest month!) of winter left and it’s already staying light out later, so Spring is on the horizon. I. Can’t. Wait.
This was taken at sunrise last week. Pretty spectacular.