These last few weeks I've been in quite a funk. It's been randomly interrupted by periods of holiday cheer (as I do love this time of year so much nothing can stop it), but in a funk most of the time none the less. There are quite a few reasons for this, some of which I won't go into too much because there are other people involved. Others though, are quite obvious.
Like I don't see the sun at all during the week.
The most sunlight I get during these short days is in my drive too work. By the time I'm done at the end of the day, it's already well past sunset this time of the year. Combined with the overtime I've been working, I've been coming to work earlier... meaning that rather than ACTUAL sunlight, I get the barely lit streets of just post dawn morning.
A few days of this would be nothing, and I'd be fine -- but make it several weeks of this, and I just get grumpy.
And while, as previously stated, I do absolutely love the holidays, they are also a source of stress in my life. I have yet to really do any of my Christmas shopping, and hope to do most of it on Sunday. I know it's last minute, and the stores will be hell on Earth, but it's when the paychecks ended up timing out to. So we do what me must, because we must.
Crysta has been under significantly more stress, but as she just finished her last Final on Thursday I'm sure she's feeling a little better now. Of course, she still has grad school application stress to worry about (not to mention her dad, sister and sister's husband are coming into town today for her graduation) so things aren't as exactly smooth sailing post-Undergrad as they could be.
So, we're both probably in a funk right now.
But I guess that's just the way it is (and probably the reason our ancestors decided to start doing Winter celebrations about light... dear lord do we all need to cheer up). When I get home today, my apartment will be filled with Crysta's family, and that will just have to be fine. That I can deal with.
The sun not being up will still probably annoy me though.
Funny thing I learned in Psychology last year. There are special lights made just for the winter. They literally shine a specific way to reduce depression or in your case grumpiness because of your lack of sunlight. These were actually designed for states like Alaska and countries like Norway, Russia, Finland, Sweden, and of Course Canada. Just kind of a randomness.