Sunday, January 29, 2006

Beating the Winter Blues

It's the end of January and it's still warm and rainy -- yuck! What happened to the lovely, cold, dry weather that is so good for my sinus/allergy problems? The weather cold enough for me wear all my favorite snuggly sweaters? SIGH.

I've found one thing that makes the yucky weather more bearable: a Go Lite by Apollo Health for seasonal affective disorder. I think it's only for mild seasonal depression, not clinical depression, but you can read more about it on the web site.

We shopped around on the 'net and paid much less than the $200 listed on the web site. Mine is not programmable, like this picture, which might be why it was so much less expensive.

I've been using my Go Lite for about half an hour each morning, usually when I'm reading the news, weather, e-mail, etc., and having my morning caffeine and it really seems to help.

The real good news: we have 47 minutes more daylight than we did at this time in December.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Totally Wireless

Thanks to my friend Dan from Information Technology Systems, my home network is now wireless! I can now sit in the living room with my laptop and be on-line, print to the laser printer from any of our three computers, and share files between the computers. God, I love technology!

Frankly, with two on-line classes this semester, I'm just relieved to be back on the 'net after the death of our old router. The other day I had to take my laptop to the local library so I could work on my classes. This seemed like a good idea, especially since the library now has Wi-Fi, but it's not a good solution if you live in a small town. I was there for an hour and ran into three people I know. All of them wanted to visit and admire my laptop, which was nice but distracting.

Now the only thing I have to worry about is power failure... :)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Why I Hate January

The holidays are over.

The snow is gone.

It's warm, rainy, dark, and dreary.

Two days after Christmas (two days!!!) some retailers started putting out St. Valentine's candy.

God, how I hate January.