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Some 'bigger' gratitudes to ponder today, cued off by a new person finding the summer-SAD community on LJ (which has been a big blessing to me this year).

     Hearing her story makes me very, very grateful that I live where I do. I have long considered most of the U.S. south of me as 'uninhabitable,' before I had the slightest knowledge of summer seasonal affective disorder. Now with the knowing and research I've done in the past months, I am even the more grateful that I live as far north as I do. I can cope better, and have to endure a shorter summer than some of those poor summer-SAD sufferers that live to the south.

     I'm also very grateful for this year's 'reprieve.' It ends this week, and I'll have to give up and move my bed to the floor in a day or two, but I am very grateful to have such a late start to the most brutal portion of the summer, which of course makes it all the shorter a wait until September. Also grateful for the extra pounds I'm carrying, which gives me a bigger 'buffer' to wear off before I hit underweight levels.

     And on the smaller, daily side of things, chapter 22 of book 3 brings me past the 2/3rds mark. Chugging right along!
Where I'm At:
book 3: ch 22/pg 170
Emotional Status:
thankful thankful
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On June 18th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
IT WOULD BE AWFUL TO HAVE TO LIVE IN THE SOUTH WITH THEIR SUMMER HEAT.
I AM HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU HAVE GAIN A FEW POUNDS. SO NICE THAT SUMMER HAS
HELD OFF THIS LONG.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.
On June 18th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It would indeed! Shut up in air conditioning all the time. I'm very glad it's held off past the middle of June!

You do too! Getting excited about Cindy coming?
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On June 18th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
The Defender is lucky to have his wings to fly him to cooler climates. It is indeed a blessing that you live where you do. Am I right in assuming you can't get much further north without migrating to Canada?
On June 18th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Indeed he is!

The north shore of Minnesota would be a perfect location for me. Unfortunately, many that move up there for love of the land/climate have to work 3 minimum-wage jobs to make ends meet. I certainly couldn't do that and still write!
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On June 18th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC), shanra replied:
Ugh. That's a pity that good jobs are so hard to come by in that area!

But it's good that you've had such a long cooler climate awaiting you this time around! *hugs*
On June 18th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
The economy is basically tourism up there.

It's been a treat indeed! =)