A colleague of mine warned me last year about "March madness", which has nothing to do with basketball. Around this time of year people start to go a little crazy and grumpy. They are sick of the winter and get a bad case of cabin fever. They want to go outside without fear of frostbite.
Unfortunately, I am no exception. Although I am doing much better this week, the previous two weeks were rough. Little things would bother me and I couldn't let them go. I'm usually a positive person, but nothing would shake me out of my bad mood. I did not enjoy my own company, and I'm sure no one else did either! Luckily I have come back into happy territory without permanent damage or the need for meds.
On the bright side of March (and it is very bright!), the sun is shining and we know that warm weather will follow in due course. Soon we will have more than enough sunshine. In some future post I will discuss the effects of 24-hour darkness vs. 24-hour light ... some like the light, while others (including myself) actually prefer the dark of winter. Sounds crazy, I know, but I'm sure you'll hear me out.
As I don't have any photos that really go well with this post, below are some pictures of a dog-sledding trip I took on Sunday (my third time!) because these beautiful Siberian huskies are guaranteed to get you in a good mood.
And a picture of the sun on the snow-covered trees in my backyard for good measure.