Winter Blues

By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-12-18 01:15:37 -0600
Started 2008-10-30 13:40:39 -0500

How do you cope with the cold weather, snow, and the blues?

61 replies

Headsup 2008-12-18 01:15:37 -0600 Report

I have also been told about the light thing except to put florescent lights up in the top of the windows so you think the sun is shining.

Richard157 2008-12-16 20:51:11 -0600 Report

My laptop has a bright light, she sits on my lap, she is warm and sometimes hot! Her name is Lulu. Get the picture? Lol! She keeps me amused and entertained. I don't get winter blues as long as I have Lulu.

gma 2008-12-16 20:24:11 -0600 Report

well I shiever my way to work wishin I could stay under the covers it seems the older I get the colder it is I lite a candle and cover up and get on the computer to stay warm on the weekends when I can

Teri25 2008-12-14 20:27:15 -0600 Report

I do a what a lot of you do. Dress in warm cloths wear gloves and a hat when i leave the house. Have chilli and other comfort foods. Love my animals i have 2 dogs and 3 cats. They make it so i am not so lonely feeling when my bf is at work. I am at home most of the day.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-12-14 22:41:11 -0600 Report

Hi! It is snowing in Salem Oregon. My Grandchildren are beside their selves with joy. This is first time our 10 year old autistic granddaughter is wanting to play in it. As for me I just stay as warm as I can get. My left leg stays very cold all year. Even on the hottest days it is cold. It is called polio blue feet. My good leg has neropathy so bad any way I'm a miss. So as for me and cold weather I turn into a blue icicle. So I take hot baths and use my best friends the (heating pad). Hot herbal tea and a good movie.
Hope this helps
Your Friend

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-14 13:47:19 -0600 Report

i dress warm for the cold, it doesn't snow here, and i sing the blues! not being but just a little bit funny,my singing is awful and it makes me laugh when the others start groaning!

2catty 2008-12-14 13:52:08 -0600 Report

We could so totally hang. I need a friend like you. Your just a nuts as me.LOL

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-14 13:54:32 -0600 Report

well that would be great!! but got to warn you, i'm purty old!

2catty 2008-12-14 17:45:27 -0600 Report

Nah, age is a frame of mind. When I get more mature. I want to still listen to metal music and act goofy as I can. Wait will they think I'm just senile? LOL

Teri25 2008-12-14 20:16:00 -0600 Report

There is nothing wrong with being a little silly every once in a while. For me it helps with my depresion and it shows i have a personality of my own.

2catty 2008-12-16 19:11:22 -0600 Report

Hey they can still belt out some tunes. I know a lot of people that still like them. Life is to enjoy. It is whatever makes you feel full of life. Even though my feels full of worry right now. But oh well.

2catty 2008-12-16 19:20:23 -0600 Report

Yep, you must have kids too. I think with the way the economy is going everybody has added stress and worry right now on top of those of us that are worry warts already.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-16 19:25:46 -0600 Report

oh yes! my grown son and his wife and baby have moved in with me. he got layed off. i only have a two bedroom, one bath mobile home. it gets hairy in here at times!

2catty 2008-12-16 22:38:51 -0600 Report

OMG! That's gotta be tough. Bless your heart. You love em but would really like to choke him out sometimes I bet.LOL

2008-11-30 10:48:18 -0600 Report

Winter is hard for me. However, what I try to do is whenever possible I try to go out, even just for a drive. Getting out of the apartment when possible really helps. Also, when I am stuck inside, I make sure that I have a light turned on in the room where I am sitting. The light helps when it is cloudy and gloomy outside. I also make phone calls to family and friends that are also stuck inside. Alot of times, however, it gets the best of me, and I tend to sleep most of the day. But I always seem to make it thru the day!!!

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-11-30 10:12:59 -0600 Report

Hi! My left leg is cold all the way up to my hip from polio. It is frozen on the hotest days. It is what they call polio blue feet. So anyway this silly cold leg makes me cold and shivery on cold winter days. I try not to let myself get in the dumps. I spend time on the internet, I do knifty knitting (it's knitting for dumies). I'm making winter hats for children in poor countries. If I'm not sick I like to sew. and I watch to much tv. :)
Your Friend

ancoto 2008-11-29 14:49:32 -0600 Report

I wear extra clothes and drink hot chocolate. I can't stay inside because I have two children who want to play outside and it wouldn't be fair to make them stay in just because I don't want to go out. Plus we live in town on a busy road so someone needs to keep an eye on them.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-11-30 10:18:00 -0600 Report

Hi! What kind of Hot cocoa do you drink?I'm having a hard time finding sugar free. Yes you are a good Mother. So many Mothers do not put their children first.

Your Friend

ancoto 2008-11-30 10:27:23 -0600 Report

I admit it does have sugar but I still drink it because alot of sugar free things give me an upset stomache but since I have good control it is my luxery that I allow myself in the winter. But if I find one without sugar I'll let you know. Have you tried looking in a health food store they might have something.

Richard157 2008-11-28 18:32:47 -0600 Report

I am retired so I need things to chase the blues away. I spend about 6 hours per day on giving support and advice to diabetics. That is my favorite thing to do to pass the time. I laugh and chat with many of my friends. I wish there was a chat room here on this site. You can get to know each other better in chat.

I also have my treadmill for exercising in the bad weather. I am revising my online ebook about my life as a diabetic. That is very time consuming. My wife and I have reserved seats at a local college for attending basketball games. We will be attending games this Sat and Mon.

vgarrison 2008-11-19 13:57:09 -0600 Report

I'm so glad you started this discussion Misery.

Not only is this my first winter as a diabetic, but I am moving from Southern Louisiana to right outside of Seattle WA…I am originally from South Dakota, but I fear that my blood has thinned so to speak. I know lately that my feet are having a hard time retaining heat, and I am a bit worried about how they will react to the cold and rain of Northern Washinton.


2008-11-19 12:39:19 -0600 Report

I am so sorry; I guess my mind is blown, I just saw this and realized I had wrote the same thing, I am sorry; I will delete it. :->) Soo Embarasssed

midget 2008-11-02 09:52:14 -0600 Report

i love the cold weather and as for the snow, i don't like to drive in it unless i have to, i love to make snow angels, it's fun and cold but i have a good time.

Avera 2008-11-04 23:55:58 -0600 Report

Where I live, the Sandhills of NC, we don't get much snow. Maybe a big one comes along about every three years. It helps to live in a place like I do. Since I don't get much snow, I love it. But, to answer your question, just get out of the house no matter what and do something. There are groupos out there you can join that will even come by and pick you up for events if you don't have a way, such as community centers and church groups. Start doing more and the state of the weather might not matter as much.

Goddess 2008-11-05 00:04:52 -0600 Report

That is if they don't shut down the town with a state of emergency. We have have at least 1 a year if not more. one time it was Christmas and we could not get together with our families.

kyladee 2008-11-01 15:27:15 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, my way of coping with a big snow fall, or when it's too cold to sit outside like I love to do, I've been too used to simmering a big pot of chilli, or vegetable soup. Something hot and yummy. I'll eat it till I'm stuffed. But now with my diabetes and all, I know I can't just pig out on those favorites anymore. I still might have more than bowl though. Now I think I'll try walking more when I feel those winter blues coming on.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-31 06:24:00 -0500 Report

This will be a new one for me. I always was hot and looked fowards to winter. Now I am anemic and take 2 shots of Procrit a week. I'm freezing 24/7. I froze all summer. I will probably be bundle up in the house. Outside I don't want to think about how I will manage it. It already snowed here and when I got aout to the car(which my mother heated for 5 minutes) I was shivering.

Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson 2008-10-31 13:48:54 -0500 Report

Dear Winter Blues;
I have the same condition, always cold. Being cold all the time indicates a thiroid problem. Excuse my spelling, I don't see to well either. Tom

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-10-30 15:12:36 -0500 Report

It is important as the days get shorter to use lights in yuor home, plants help too, you have to make your surroundings as comfortable and warm as possible. and as suggested earlier dress in layers hope your winter is warm and cozy Robert

Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2008-11-29 20:09:45 -0600 Report

Candles really help a lot too. If you find scents (like cinnamon or evergreen this time of year and pumpkin in the fall) it really touches one of our senses that we don't use a lot. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Blessings! Brenda

DiabetesDiva 2008-10-30 14:30:49 -0500 Report

I live in California! Actually it is cold and rainy today. I too am affected by the weather. Usually cooking, doing some type of craft (I'm crocheting Christmas gifts) and watching old movies on TV helps. I do miss the warm & sunny days.
I'm sending some sunshine and good vibes your way.