|The lovely flowers all over Houston, covered with raindrops....|
as Houston has been much of the spring.
Spring fever or spring funk is real. I looked it up on the Internet. Something about the long dark winter months using up our body's reserves of serotonin, the happiness hormone or nature's Prozac. Plus serotonin requires sunlight to reproduce, that explains the lack of happiness lately... no sunlight! The longer days of spring require a rise in hormone levels and this apparently puts a strain on our body and makes us tired. I'm sure that is the problem, right? Or is it just the rain, humidity, clouds and all that free time with no chance of playing golf? Whatever it is, it has put me in a funk. There are only so many hours I can spend in my house.
I was afraid I was just exaggerating the rain totals so I put on my weather nerd hat and checked the statistics. Total rainfall in April was 9.7 inches in Sugar Land, normal is 3.3 inches. This made me even more depressed than I already was! So far in May we have had over 5 inches. That's it.....I'm moving to California! Soon we will all have webbed feet to go with our wrinkle free skin.
What's an outdoor girl to do? I've caught up on all the shows on my DVR, read, gone to more than my usual number of classes at the gym and done my share of economic stimulation at the mall. I've also sewn a crib skirt and valence for the nursery for "the reason all of us will be over the moon next week"! We probably won't even notice the weather. That's right! By this time next week we will have a new grand baby! If that doesn't change my funky mood nothing will! I'll keep you posted on the ray of sunshine arriving next week!
|Ready and waiting for our ray of sunshine!|