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Ladies Who Lunch


I hate the end of daylight savings time. I don’t like coming home in the dark. Or getting up in the dark.  In fact, except for Thanksgiving (which I love), November is my least favorite month.

In in the Northeast, we have to make some adjustments at this time of the year.  For example, I double my daily dose of Vitamin D because we don’t get enough sunshine.  Some people who have serious Seasonal Affect Disorder (S.A.D.) have to sit in front of light boxes every morning.

I don’t need the calendar to tell me it’s November because I get a craving for sweets, especially chocolate.  Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate any time of the year.  But,when Halloween candy appears, so does my increased need for chocolate. 

At 3:00 in the afternoon, I often find myself, dollar bill clutched in my fist, in front of the vending machine at work. (By the way, peanut M&M’s are my inevitable choice.) According to my health plan’s latest newsletter, my craving for sweets is a symptom of S.A.D. and not Halloween-activated.  Who knew?

In addition to Thanksgiving, there is one good thing about November. 

It’s only thirty days until you have eleven months without it.


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Audrey Mitchell

December 21st is one of my favorite days of the year because it's the shortest day.
At the end of January it is still daylight at 5pm (in the midwest). By the end of February, 6pm is daylight. Each coming day gets longer and I can get past it.

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