28 Jan 2011

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE



more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.

1. On Monday after acqua gym we discussed about the benefits of light therapy and if it would be worthwhile to buy a lamp. As Dominique had already one, she said that it helped her very much during these dark winter period. It's true that lots of people have the winter blues. Therefore after having lunch together, I went with Dominique to different stores to see what was on the market and of course also to compare prices. She found a wonderful alarm clock, which wakes you up slowly with increasing light and to the sound of bird chirping. It also can be used as bedside lamp.

2. My friend Chantal also suffered from the rain and darkness and proposed to do some window shopping in a very big antique store, where we could walk around and look at pretty or ugly things without getting wet. After that we had a cup of tea at home and of course again we talked about light therapy and she said that she already has a lamp like that when it wasn't on the market in Belgium yet and her mother had bought it in France in a pharmacy.

3. I decided to buy my lamp. Not so easy, they were sold out in 3 stores ! Finally I went back to the first store, got the last lamp which was exposed, bought it and asked Mr. G. to install it besides my Computer. He of course grumbled about "again a useless thing" but after all the explanation he then heard from different sources, he found it good too.

4. In the morning I started my computer, took a cup of coffee and switched on the lamp. The light was bright but not steady and waggled. After a while it got steady, but then there was a strange noise which really got on my nerves. It was damaged ! I took it back and asked to change it, there was no problem besides one .... no lamp in stock ! They ordered it for me and I have to wait.

5. In my painting class they had taken away the Christmas decoration (it was about time) and had put up these building paintings. We all got the impression to paint in the middle of the Grand'Place in Brussels ! It looks very nice !



Besides lamp hunting I worked on my Blog book. Other Bloggers have told me that it is very easy, I don't know what I am doing but my book composition takes time !




8 comments:

diane b said...

Its a funny world. We have to come inside because it is to hot and bright outside. I go outside now and then into the garden but it is not long before the sweat is dribbling down my back and into my pants. But I woulsd still rather that than being too cold to go outside.

claudie said...

The decoration of your painting classromm looks very nice! As soon as I can walk again (it means when my foot is again healthy) I 'll by a lamp for Anaïs! I think it's a very good therapy! If it can help, no hesitation!

Mara said...

I hope your new lamp will arrive soon. The only 'strange' lamp I have is one of those red lamps that become really really hot. I sometimes use it when one of my muscles is hurting a lot or when I know I will start feeling my shoulder after a lot of repetitive work.

Maribeth said...

I woke up today and it is bright and sunny. Hubby wanted to ski again, but my back is so painful I can hardly move! I am not sure why. I will enjoy the sun, at least!

jabblog said...

I hope you don't have to wait too long for your lamp.

Loree said...

Light therapy sounds interesting - not that we need it here. It's more like I suffer from migraines due to too much sun. I suppose all of us want what we can;t have.

Puss-in-Boots said...

We could have done with lamps like that during all the rain we had. However, it's been lovely and sunny for the last couple of weeks so I've had plenty of light therapy...lol!

Pearl Maple said...

Funny cartoons, thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier.