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magada
What a lovely home :)
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risris
Love it - it's great to see real examples of people choosing to live modestly. With our current income(s), my husband and I could afford a large, new suburban home - but instead we are about to buy a small, dated ranch from family. Even after remodeling it will still be affordable on just one of our incomes, allowing us to give more, travel more, and stay home with children should one of us choose to do so.
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janadiane
Joanna Zygo, it sounds like you have SAD. It may be more than the weather and homesickness. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Treatment for SAD may include light therapy (phototherapy), psychotherapy and medications.

Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

It's normal to have some days when you feel down. But if you feel down for days at a time and you can't get motivated to do activities you normally enjoy, see your doctor. This is especially important if your sleep patterns and appetite have changed or if you feel hopeless, think about suicide, or turn to alcohol for comfort or relaxation.
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nnigrt
ah but Joanna you get to be in Holland, land of the stroopwafel and the worlds best drop (licorice). I know, I know, its not a substitute for sunshine.
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bogna
re: dusting. If I could have a kitchen like this I would be *ecstatic* to swirl around the kitchen 3 times a day, with a feather duster and wipe clean all my sparkling, Edwardian open shelves. Seriously. No kidding.
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nnigrt
singing "I could have danced all night" ?
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