Daylight Savings Time ended last weekend and it's dark early now. Like at about 5 p.m. Plus, it's cloudy or raining many of the daylight hours.
Nothing new for us in the Pacific Northwest. What is new is that, for some reason, it's not bothering me much this year.
Maybe it's because I'm sitting in front of a 10,000-lumen light box for 25 minutes each morning when I wake up, and I'm taking 4,000 units of vitamin D3.
Maybe it's because I'm walking two to three miles on the mornings when I don't go to a water aerobics class.
Maybe it's because I'm thinking ahead to December 23, when we leave for Arizona via Oregon and California.
Maybe it's because we bought a wall-mounted TV this year and we can now have the gas fireplace turned on when we're watching. In previous years we watched an old TV on a rolling cart, which sat right in front of the gas fireplace. Thank goodness it finally fell off the cart and broke!
Maybe it's because we have new windows and the house is warmer, with no drafts.
Or maybe it's the medication I'm finally taking. In spite of its getting-up-to-speed side effects.
Whatever! So far, so good.