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Coming out of the winter coma on a warm and sunny weekend…

Coming out of the winter coma on a warm and sunny weekend…

You’ve heard about S.A.D right? It is a type of “winter mood disorder”

I’ve seen commercials about S.A.D and the prescription pills that “I should ask my doctor about if I am experiencing similar symptoms”. I have always rolled my eyes about the idea of the winter season making people depressed enough to need a special prescription.

Well, N and I were chatting about how strangely productive we’re feeling as a result of the oddly warm and nice weather we are having and have been having all weekend. We might be coming out of our own winter depression or something! (by the way that is why I didn’t post all weekend, we were busy doing stuff outside…)

We got all our storm debris cut up and ready to be hauled away and we finished the 100% homemade rabbit hutch for Boner! We went grocery shopping, made yummy meals together for dinner, cleaned stuff, looked at rental home possibilities, toyed with the idea of trying to get approved for a mortgage, tried to have the brakes replaced and were outside in the fresh air. It was so nice.

I am super proud of N’s rabbit hutch project (I hope he’ll blog about it and share the plans). We are just waiting for the sealant to dry then it is ready for Boner to move in! Look how it turned out:



Oh, and we stopped in our local Circuit City just for fun to see what deals were to be had (N still wants a 42in flat screen LCD tv…). Have you been to their going out of business sale? We were just amazed at how many people were still looking for and actually buying those high ticket electronic items.

Actually all this weekend we saw people everywhere buying all this high priced non necessity stuff like big screen TV’s and other electronics despite the claimed economic hard times so many are experiencing. N and I just scratch our heads when we see it. We DIDN’T buy a tv by the way…

I mean these aren’t wealthy people, they appear to be mid to lower class and they are just lining up for a $2000 big screen tv or a new video game system. Um, hello! Save your money and think ahead about your economic future guys!

Oh and don’t even get me started on Nadya Suleman, the now mother of 14 who just had octuplets

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  • we too were productive this weekend and wore ourselves out! we loved the trees at our place until Ike and the ice storm blew through. it’s so much work.

    Mitzis last blog post..Weekend Warriors

    February 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm
  • N did a great job on the rabbit hutch! Boner is gonna love it. We had a beautiful weekend up here as well. Spring fever has hit me…and its only Feb!

    Don’t even get me started on Nadya, that woman makes my blood boil.

    Beckys last blog post..Quickies…

    February 9, 2009 at 7:27 pm
  • Great Job N! Just think how awesome your tree houses are going to be!
    As for saving money… We are like you two! Were saving, because thing might get worse. And with 2 little kids, we cant prepare enough.
    Although I will tell you, I have never had a bedroom set. The furniture that is in our room I’ve had since freshman year of high school. That makes it 11 years old! And it was cheap K-Mart stuff to start with. So I found a steal at Target last night on a head board, so I ordered it. Free shipping!!!
    My budget is to by a single piece every pay check, that way we don’t get over our head and spend more than we have. Also if I don’t have the money from that paycheck I just wont buy anything.
    And that Doctor needs to lose his license to practice medicine. WTF was he thinking?

    Krystal McCarthys last blog post..They know, oh do they ever know!

    February 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm
  • Apparently S.A.D comes during different seasons for different people. It’s summer that depresses me unless I go somewhere like Arizona where the temp and humidity aren’t BOTH triple digits.

    I feel sorry for all 14 children. I think the mother and grandmother both have some serious mental problems.

    But I am ANGRY with the fool who did the implantation. I’m thinking mental problems on his part too, but even considering that, he should have known better.

    I’m all for IVF for couples who can’t conceive otherwise. I have two wonderful twin nieces by that method.

    Their mother has been know to say to them, “I paid good money to get you two, now straighten up!” I’m sure she’s not going back for 12 more.

    Donna B.s last blog post..This Is My Blog

    February 9, 2009 at 8:40 pm
  • I didn’t do much of anything this weekend, didn’t even work. But I am squirreling away about one third of my paychecks.

    witchypoos last blog post..Explaining the Family Tree to Hidden Treasure

    February 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  • Our Circuit City ads are only showing 20-30% off. Not a bargain as far as I’m concerned.

    Cute bunny house!

    Rees last blog post..Mute Monday – Addiction(s)

    February 9, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  • lol – I was just thinking the same thing the other day about the TV’s. People are going NUTS for those! I can think of so many other things that 2K could be used for.

    Love the rabbit hutch.

    Janelles last blog post..Axe Women Unite!

    February 10, 2009 at 9:50 am
  • Nice bunny hutch!

    I read a quote by the Octuplet Mom, she wanted a big family because she grew up in completely dysfunctional environment. UM HELLO—you mean the same parents that raised you dysfunctionally? Because those are the same parents who are co-parenting YOUR children! I think the woman is off.

    Hyphen Mamas last blog post..Words

    February 11, 2009 at 12:12 am
  • Nice homemade rabbit hutch. So now Gaby can put off her cloth diaper 🙂

    February 11, 2009 at 1:09 am
  • SAD is very real, but often you don’t need pills! Diet and exercise have a great deal to do with how we can cope during the winter months.

    BODA weight loss

    February 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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