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Blog Oklahoma Newsletter - Snow Day

K. Latham
K. Latham
Monday, November 14, 2022

Snowy morning downtown Elk City, OK
Snowy morning downtown Elk City, OK
Blog Oklahoma Newsletter
It’s a snow day here in Elk City, America. At about 8:00 am this morning it started snowing heavily. It’s been reported that we could get between 2 to 4 inches.  At the time I’m writing this the rooftops and grass covered areas have a nice dusting on them.  Snow makes me happy. I often say, “you can’t be blue when there’s snow on the ground.”  
However, I wish this were always true.  Along with the snow comes the long dark teatime of the soul we call winter. The annual time shift doesn’t help things either. It’s now near dark when you get home from work. So those of us with jobs inside, we might not see the sun at all some days.  The lack of light and the isolation winter can bring can affect some with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that occurs during the change in seasons. I’m not immune to SAD. There are days where winter just drags on me, and it just compounds my “regular” bouts of melancholy.  (I’m okay by the way. I sought help.)
The universe is a strange place. I had picked this topic last night and jotted down a few notes. So, this morning I could get this typed up and publish the newsletter in a timely manner. Otherwise known as I kept putting it off. Procrastination is a hell of a drug. Anyway, by a quirk of the universe, this morning NonDoc posted an article about SAD and how to get help here in Oklahoma. I’ll have it linked below.  Timing.  It’s a good read and provides some useful information.
More later. Time to watch is snow.
News
Seasonal affective disorder is real, and there are ways to fight it
Oklahoma’s three residential polling places are vital for rural voters
Oklahoma senator to continue advocating for permanent Daylight Saving Time | KGOU
After 187 years, U.S. House to consider seating Cherokee delegate
Analysis: How Stitt, Walters Victories Could Impact Education - Oklahoma Watch
Shared Links
Elk City, Oklahoma - Downtown - Live Cam
Here are the results of the November 8, 2022, election.
2022 November General Election
Version 2 of Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher came out this week.
Affinity – Professional Creative Software
YouTube Videos
Macaroni & Cheese from 1845
Macaroni & Cheese from 1845
The Truth about the Fringed Flapper: Making 1920s Evening Dresses
The Truth about the Fringed Flapper: Making 1920s Evening Dresses
RetroAhoy: X-COM
RetroAhoy: X-COM
DRUM MACHINE USING NASA TECHNOLOGY - Rope Core Memory Sequencer
DRUM MACHINE USING NASA TECHNOLOGY - Rope Core Memory Sequencer
Spotify Music
Don't Leave Me This Way - song and lyrics by Thelma Houston | Spotify
(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher - song and lyrics by Rita Coolidge | Spotify
Got to Get You Into My Life - song and lyrics by Earth, Wind & Fire | Spotify
We Are Family - 1995 Remaster - song and lyrics by Sister Sledge | Spotify
Good Feeling 70s | Spotify Playlist
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Have a great week everyone. Until next time. - K.
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