Friday, November 14, 2008

Mopey Days

The past few days have reminded me of why I don't miss Oregon very much. Oregon is beautiful - lush, green, full of sweet-smelling pine trees, spectacular mountains, and rocky beaches. Know why it's so lush? RAIN. It rains between 6-7 months a year. It's not usually a pouring down rain, more of a gentle, constant drizzle. You know you're an Oregonian when you no longer bother with an umbrella. Throw on a fleece, maybe a baseball cap, and you're ready to move on with your rainy day. The second year I lived in Portland it rained 90 days straight, beginning in mid-November. 90 DAYS. That's a lot of H2O.

I am ready for some sunshine. I should be used to these wet, gray days, but I am longing for some sweet golden rays of sunny goodness. It's been hard to get motivated over the last few days, and my lack of regular exercise has compounded my malaise. I don't care if it's cold out, I just need a little blue sky and S-U-N.


Ashley said...

Y'know, I read in some medical magazine once that winter is a factor for depression in people. I found that interesting...who knew the weather played such a part in people's "happy" makeup. I mean there's really nothing like a rainy day or a cold day, getting to read a book, sipping hot cocoa, sitting by the fire, but a few months of that? No thanks!!

I'm sure Iowa weather is coming our way soon enough. Did I hear it SNOWED already there? Crazy!!!!
Bytheway Amy, I just realized i NEVER emailed you please forgive me and know that one is coming your way!! ;)

Chrissy Jo said...

I agree with you 100% that 90 days it WAY too long to not see the sun. Today I was feeling sun needy. I'm starting to understand why people get addicted to tanning beds. Maybe it's not so much about the color of their tan skin, but more of a need for sun!