Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Groundhog's Day!

I know I’m a day late. One of my favorite holidays is Groundhog's Day. I love it despite I can never remember the date or what the prediction is if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not. I think this day gives me hope that winter is almost over and we have started on the decent back to spring. For the first time I can officially say that I have suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder. The weather here the couple months or so has been so gloomy, rainy, cloudy, and cold (for Alabama) 21-39 degrees. I was feeling so gloomy and extra indecisive until this past weekend when the sun came out, no wind in sight and the temperature was 62 and 66. I felt so energized by the sun that I went out on Saturday and bought a new bed frame that I got for 75% off the MSRP, then stopped at the grocery store and while shopping I felt a little crazy and picked up a head of purple cauliflower (which tastes like white cauliflower). Then on Sunday, at church, I was in charge of the nursery and had tons of fun with the kids; then once I got home, ate lunch and went directly outside to rake the stray leaves that fell off my neighbor’s tree that has been laying in my yard for about a month now. I still feel some residual energy today. I was so excited to find the caramel Bugles back in the vending machine; I had to buy a bag.

Back to reality, winter is not over yet. There is a new cold front coming in tonight and I definitely feel the affects in the form of a headache, ear ache, drippy eye, and more than full sinuses. All are psychologically extra amplified by my trip to the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor yesterday afternoon. I’m having trouble with my sinuses again and I’m going for another CT scan of them on Thursday to see why they are so clogged. I am having flash backs from when I had sinus surgery on February 13th, 2 years ago. I don’t know if I have to have surgery again, I’ll find out on Friday. I hope this is a better experience than before. I have better health insurance this time and I know what to expect.

Happy Groundhog's Day!!!