It's been real nice having the weather cool down a bit lately. I can take my dog for a walk in the middle of the day if I want, instead of having to go first thing in the morning or wait until the sun starts to go down. (He's got a black fur coat - it would be kinda cruel to walk him when it's hot - not to mention that it wouldn't be too pleasant for me either.)
Still, with the cooler weather comes an earlier sundown and a later sunrise. I joked on my blog some time ago that I worshipped Helios, the sun-Titan who carries the sun across the sky in his chariot (a theory that I want taught in science classes). While I obviously don't actually do that, there is a hint of truth in it since I basically need a certain amount of sunlight a day in order to feel normal.
I've never been a fan of cloudy and rainy weather, but as I've been getting older, it's been getting harder on me. Last year was particularly bad, but that's because I was dealing with a lot of other things. This year though, I'm determined to not let it get me down. While it's hardly a "green" solution, I think that I'm going to leave at least a few lights on in my house. The thing is, I'm okay while I'm at work, but the depression starts to sink in when I come home to a dark house. (I should also leave the blinds open.) Hopefully with that, I'll eleviate a bit of that winter funk.
Also, I recently bought a Playstation 3. I'm not a big video game guy, but I have three games right now: Rock Band, Guitar Hero III, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. I tend to stew on my problems a lot, and I'll find myself brooding on things that have happened or things that I'm worried about. The nice thing with video games is that they tend to distract me and keep my mind from spinning. So, that's one more thing for me to do that'll help save me from my winter slump.
Or maybe I can try praying to Helios. Perhaps he'll shift the axis of the Earth for me. After all, that wouldn't be the dumbest idea for a prayer I've ever heard.