Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Number 40, celebrated with natural Vitamin D

So this is my 40th post on here, but it doesn't seem like much for having had this blog for several months now though. However, we all need to start somewhere, right?

So how do we celebrate? Well mother nature has decided to give me a hand in this department for the occassion. For the first time in quite a while we have clear, sunny skies here in West Michigan. As anyone who lives here knows we are one of the cloudiest states in the country, thanks in part to the convection from Lake Michigan. In the winter this is magnified due to the lake effect, which we've been under the past week.

When people talk about SAD (Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder? I might have it wrong) it can be directly related to things such as the amount of gloomy weather vs. sun. Sun provides highly needed natural vitamin D, and can provide a great mental lift. Someone prone to depression probably would not fare to well in a really cold-weather climate due to cabin fever.

When the sun comes out in winter in West Michigan I guess we tend to appreciate it a bit more than folks in a place like Colorado or Southern California.

Okay, enough with meteorologist Pete. It's already 3:15 in the afternoon, and I honestly do not know where the day goes! I'm outta here peoples.

Behave yourselves!

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