|Do you ever feel like this?|
For days now my brain has not been functioning properly and my moods are lethal. If anyone looks at me so much as sideways I am bound to snap their head off. I don’t know if it is menopause, quitting smoking or just an accumulation of being fed up all the time. It is also that time of year when cold replaces warm and darkness slowly strangles light. If your temperament suffers from light sickness as mine does, living in a winter dark country such as Norway is challenging. We have the midnight sun during summer, but winter is just as dark as the summer is light.
To make matters worse, October is just around the corner. My birthday and the birthday of my two children in the states are approaching fast. Unlike last year I will not be able to spend this time with them. If you have children that live very far away then you know how difficult birthdays and holidays can be. Slapping myself in the face, I need to fight this brain malfunction and diffuse this mood bomb before I hit the self-destruct button and end up blowing myself to pieces. Shopping helps, especially when you get to shop for presents! I love giving presents, but figuring out what to give is challenging when you have to deal with the International postal service. Ewww…Most times it costs more to send the package than what is inside! Well this year I have gotten tricky and have ordered something over the internet which is going to be shipped directly to them, I have also discovered Blurb. I cannot tell you what I have done with that discovery because I never know when one of these children decides to take a peek at my blog. Internet has truly made the world one big shopping center!
So now that my shopping has made me feel a bit better, it is time to be creative and design a happy meal for the family that has had to put up with me these past few days.
How do you deal with depression, does shopping help? Have you checked out Blub or have any other great ideas for gift shopping the international way? Have a great week-end and come back on Monday for some of my favorite things.