Recently, I have been warned of something called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. It is a type of depression that affects some people when they are sun deprived.
Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_affective_disorder
This is something that I had not even heard of living in Arizona, and it kinda freaks me out a little.
I know enough about my personality, and I could easily join the SAD people, but I wont!
And here is why, first I have been taking my Vit. D, second, I have been going outside as often as possible while the sun is out, and third, I am going to be proactive in making sure I dont.
So, on New Year's day I started a new project I call the Michigan Snow Project. This consisted of making as many snow people along our street and in our yard as I could muster the energy to do. Here are the photos:
|This is the first one I worked on. It is closest to the house and the largest.|
|Then I decided that the large snow person needed minions.|
|Here they are all together.|
Once I got enough in our yard, I started moving down the street.
|This one in our next door neighbor's yard.|
|This one by the mail box will hopefully will make our mail person smile.|
|This one is my favorite with the ice sickle mohawk.|
|By the stop sign, this one gets a lot of attention.|
|At the stop sign on the other side of the street.|
|In another neighbor's yard.|
So, I made a total of 20 snow people (some not photographed) and while I was making them I was surprised by the responses that I got and continue to get from people. Some looked at me like I was crazy, some complimented me, and lots of people smiled and laughed.
I hope that doing crazy things like this will keep me far away from SAD, and will help some of my neighbors do the same.