Thursday, January 15, 2009

Weather Grumblings and a great blog!

While much of the country is buried in snow and suffering below zero temperatures with all the perils that accompany such conditions, I should be counting my blessings, right? Well I often count my blessings, and I'm glad I'm not in those parts of the country, never-the-less, grumbling is my right this time of year.

I am one of those miserable people who suffer with SAD. SAD stands for seasonal affected disorder, a condition caused by low sunlight. I live in Southern Oregon, a wonderful place most of the year, but usually for a number of weeks during the winter we live in unrelenting fog. FOG is not good if you have SAD! In addition to causing depression and despair, it is also cold and damp. You may have gathered I am not a happy camper right now.

I was looking at some homeschool blogs this morning and found a terrific blog with a recommendation for help with teaching your child to read. Go to and read the post for 1/13/09. You don't have to homeschool to be interested in helping your child learn to read.

What kind of weather are you having?


Anonymous said...

The HIGH temp for today will be 2 above. TWO. It was 7 below this AM when I took my nippy morning walk.

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

Sorry! But fog chills right to the bone.

Joy said...

Oh Shari, you don't want to know, but I'll tell you anyway. It reached somewhere around 85 today, beautiful sunny skies and moderate breezes. Just another beautiful day in paradise.
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Anonymous said...

The high here in MN today was -20F. Yeah.

Beth Groundwater said...

Have you tried one of those special lights that's supposed to have the right spectrum for SAD sufferers? My mother was so concerned about my daughter moving from sunny Colorado Springs to Eugene, OR to attend U of Oregon that she bought my daughter one of those lights. My daughter's never used it, though! LOL

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


No, I haven't but I have been tempted. Where do you get them?