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I have this weird tendency....

(OK, I have several weird tendencies, but what the hey)...happens most in the fall and winter.  I get to feeling isolated, even when it's not true, which makes me bluesy, so I behave in ways that are depressed, and get even more incommunicative, which heightens my sense of isolation, which in turn makes me act in more ways that lower my profile, and so on and so on.

I need Spring to come soon.  Or more chocolate.  Or anti-depressants.  Or maybe just a good fiction to escape into....a big one, like the Far Pavillions, which will take more than three days to read...

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forthrightly
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
::friendly nudge:: You're not alone.
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Always appreciate those friendly nudges...Oh, I understand, and thanks!
luxken27
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Have you considered light therapy? It sounds like you have a touch of SAD, and being as far north as you are, that could have an impact.

I could recommend a few big fics (or epic stories if you're in a pro!fic mood), but I dunno how much angst you want to experience in your escapism...

*hug* You know you're not alone, right?
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure it's a touch of SAD. And I do use some light therapy...

Oh, I know it. But my rational brain who tallies things up loses out at times to my emotional side which doesn't care. At least I'm too old to get PMS on top of this. At least my little doggie pulled through last night. Second time in the last two weeks I thought she wasn't going to make it through the night.
luxken27
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
But my rational brain who tallies things up loses out at times to my emotional side which doesn't care.

*hugs* I definitely understand that.

At least my little doggie pulled through last night. Second time in the last two weeks I thought she wasn't going to make it through the night.

Oh, that's good to hear as well. Are you still taking her to the vet, or is it more touch and go at this point? :-/

I don't care what anyone says, being on vigil for a pet is just as hard as for a family member. Hell, they are family members, even if they can't interact with us on the same level.

*moar BIG HUGS*

Let me know if you want those recs...
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. We still have her under a vet's care, but she got too sick with her tummy to keep taking the meds, then stopped drinking without me realizing it at first. I almost lost her to dehydration yesterday, which is a nasty thing to do to oneself.

Rec away. I can always use a good read, if not now, later!
luxken27
Jan. 5th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Edward Rutherford ~ he writes epic novels of the saga kind; I've read almost all of his books and absolutely savored every single one of them. My favorites are Russka and The Forest.
salomesensei
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
I need serious exercise. And a good bill o' health from the docs. I think I'll eat instead.


ETA: Oh, and I promise a good hawt Sess/Papa chapter full of utter filth at Claiming Kin soon. ^_^ Spring might be nicer.

Edited at 2010-01-04 09:38 pm (UTC)
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
I hear that one...crossing my fingers for your good bill o' health. Eat something tasty and think of me...I'm heading for the chocolate coffee, I think.
salomesensei
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
I just swigged some coffee with vanilla and whipped cream :) GMTA.
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Spring might be nicer, but you are definitely needing to update Claiming Kin. That's a bright spot on this gray day....
salomesensei
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
&hearts

I'm down too, I do understand. I just did a fitness test on the Wii. It's pathetic.

The next chapter is 90% done. It's very doggy. Tai is very angry that Sess took Kin to see his mother in the concubine quarters. But anger always turns to smex with those inu.
doggieearlover
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean - though I guess it'll be a while before spring gets there - or here.

Our high today of 24 probably seem balmy compared to whatever it was that you had there. I guess winter is just really getting started (and someone forgot to mention that Global Warming thing to Mother Nature).
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, we're 10 degrees warmer, but it's going to snow tonight....and then warm up enough to rain on top of the snow. Yuck! LOL.
fenikkusuken
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
*clinks chocolate-laced mups of coffee*

I'm with ya in the good ship o' grump. The bunnies are downright surly and the Christmas baking is all gone. The spawn both have a weird virus that involves intermittent hives and sore throats, and the dog has become downright crafty in storing her medicated drops in her jowls and then spitting them all over the carpet.

However, I can recommend Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series of books for young adults. He utilizes the full range of incidents, characters and critters from Greek mythology for a rousing coming-of-age tale starring a modern teenage son of Poseidon. The battle is to save Olympus from a resurrected Kronos and his ebil minions, and Riordan's characterizations of the other demi-gods such as Annabeth (the brainy daughter of Athena, despite her mother's continuing status as a 'virgin goddess' - no plot holes here, because his explanation is extremely inventive) are well done. A nifty tidbit the author incorporates in his ethos is that all the demi-gods have either ADD or ADHD, which makes them unsuitable for the normal education system. It's total brain candy, and a sure-fire cure for the January Blahs.
knittingknots
Jan. 4th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ack on the viruses, and those stories sound fun....I kind of think he may be right...LOL.
roxotaku
Jan. 5th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
Sounds like a case of the winter blues, hope you pull out of it soon. But you know me, I never take my own advice like I should and pull out of my own blues!

I say eat more chocolate, get under the lamp and I hope you read that rec from Feni - sounds good! ::HUGS::
sakura_kyoshi
Jan. 5th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Since Winter isn't even a month old, don't hold out for Spring. However I vote heavily for chocolate and anti-depressants. They work for me. And Coke.

I've also heard of those special light bulby things that simulate sunlight. Try that.

Edited at 2010-01-05 03:29 am (UTC)
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