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I really have had enough of this depressing weather and want to emigrate.

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Frrrightattendant Wed 21-Oct-09 17:25:56

I didn't sued to mind the gloomy autumn days, but now I really really can't take another minute of it.
I feel totally miserable, hopeless, depressed and cold all the time.

I think what it is is that in the old days I didn't have to go anywhere or do anything, I was free to be up at 4am, go outside, enjoy the rainfall and silence and dark - but now I have to be part of the daily commute to school and supermarkets and all that, and that's what makes it hateful.

I could love the weather if I lived out in the sticks and didn't have to do traffic, shops and other people, but sadly I don't, and it's all becoming too too much sad

Is this universal? I guess lots of people feel this way.

parker1313 Thu 22-Oct-09 09:45:01

Oh god I do!!
Maybe you have sads? Is that what its called?
I feel that way.

Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 10:24:00

Marvellous there are two of us! We are no longer alone! grin

I have cheered up already since you replied, actually. Easily pleased. But it is still raining and I think the rabbits are depressed too, not being able to go out.

It is 2 months till the days start getting longer again - not that long really.

sarah293 Thu 22-Oct-09 10:26:07

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Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 10:57:04

See that's the thing Riven. I used to love cold, dark days, rain and all that, but having to be part of social commitments and school run and driving and shopping, makes it all feel so hideous.

I would love the winter if we lived in a field somewhere. Do you get what I mean?

sarah293 Thu 22-Oct-09 11:13:31

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zazen Thu 22-Oct-09 11:20:11

Have you tried a light box FA?
Or a few tablets of St John's Wort a week.

How is your diet? Are you supplementing your mineral and vitamins - especially Vitamin D and B groups.

I also hate the dark, and spend half an hour a day gazing into the sky if I can. Clocks go back this weekend though, so it should be brighter in the AM.

The daily routine can really get me down though. I use tesco to deliver my groceries now - hate spending time in the shops.

Have you tried helping another mum with the school run, so she can help you? One day a week with a different schedule can perk me up no end.

Chin up!

thatsnotmymonster Thu 22-Oct-09 11:26:56

I don't have SADS but every year at this time I start to wish I lived in a lovely warm climate! I have visions of Australian beaches etc!

I used to love all the seasons too but in the last 3/4 years we have had such rubbish weather and I have been SAHM and it is difficult to get out and do stuff with crawling babies!

Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 11:38:55

Lol Riv grin thanks Zazen, no my diet is rubbish, hadn't thought of that. I am sure my vitamins are really low.

Maybe if I work on that it might make a big difference.

The gazing into the sky is our only 'distance' sometimes isn't it.

I always have loved to be in a place where I can look out and there is something like a tall row of trees, or a hill, and you can't see what's beyond it - just knowing it's kind of 'unknown' is so good for the soul.

Then one day you end up coming back that way and find it's actually a big estate and your illusions are shattered smile

wheelsonthebus Thu 22-Oct-09 11:47:23

I am totally with you frrright.
One of my friends lives here and I dream of moving, and getting a place with a balcony so I can 1) sit outside more 2) read books with the backdrop of the sea


It's 16C there today.....arh

wheelsonthebus Thu 22-Oct-09 11:48:37

try again

wheelsonthebus Thu 22-Oct-09 11:50:27

oooh - the wine is waiting at this rental

Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 11:52:04

envy how gorgeous...

OrmIrian Thu 22-Oct-09 11:57:47

I'm sitting her looking out at the rain and rather liking it. Weather is quite dramatic on a large scale and we are on the second floor with huge windows all around overlooking hills, fields and a river. And let's face it it's the first rain for a while (here anyway). I still love rain and bad weather. Odd ball.

But I appreciate what you say. Doing essential stuff in the rain isn't much fun. Tramping across the hills in rain is very romantic and exhilirating but not when followed by a little procession of wet,muddy conmplaining children that will all have to be dried, cleaned and comforted hmm

I got to work with we feet this morning. Not good.

However I could never emigrate anywhere with out 'real' weather. Rain is neccessary to make things green and to make the sunshine more special.

Chandon Thu 22-Oct-09 16:46:05

supermarket oline, online, always online.

Pack off kiddies to playfground for half an hour and then have a hot choc.

Sit at home and feel happy you´re not outside.

Cook nice wintery food (soups and stews)

Organise Halloween or Fireworks evening

Make it nicer!

Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 18:41:19

thanks Chandon smile I will try!

Orm, it sounds beautiful where you are. We are lucky to have a decent garden with proper trees, but there is no big view or anything.

I think I am just one of those people that needs to be on their own quite a lot, and being forced into a daily ritual of saying hi to several hundred other parents, standing in noisy playground, doing tesco on the way home, etc etc just builds up in me till I can't physically/mentally take any more, and then I get miserable.

One day I will find a rich husband with a country house and spend the rest of my days clettering his dishes and doing other random feckless things farm related.

then i will be very happy. smile

Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 18:42:48

...and in the meantime I will just go and hang around in Scats 3 times a week sniffing the hay. grin They are getting suspicious I think.

OrmIrian Thu 22-Oct-09 19:31:04

Hey fright! Come and ogle my house


That has VIEWS in spades. Unfortunately I was in work today - that has VIEWS. My house is small, cramped and terraced and does not.

Frrrightattendant Thu 22-Oct-09 20:08:53

Yo when can we move in Orm? Can we take the East wing if it's still only housing your manservant and hounds? grin

sincitylover Sat 31-Oct-09 17:55:15

I also feel like this about grey days and never used to.

If didn't have dcs would emigrate to a Meditteranean country and hope to spend winters there when I'm OAP.

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