Monday, January 18, 2010
Have you heard about this Blue Monday thing? Apparently the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year. A combination of bad weather, Christmas bills, resolution back sliding and general shittiness. At least we get the worst day over with early in the year. However, I had one of the least depressing days in a while! I don't work Mondays, I'm not feeling too sick anymore, I made it through an intense workout, and it was SUNNY-ish. I puttered around the garden, planting a few wildflower seeds, and was over-joyed to see that life is coming back. Everything looks dead and brown, but there are little buds everywhere: on the lilacs, the hydrangeas, the rhubarb, daffodils poking through the dirt. It was wonderful to see. I just hope we don't get a cold snap - screw the Olympics. Vancouver isn't a winter city. We could host the fall or spring Olympics...
Then I did a bunch of chores and cleaning with no procrastination. I put on a CD - remember those shiny round things people hang in fruit tree to scare off birds? They play music! Specifically OutKast. There was a reason we all loved Hey Ya. It's a rad song. Just try not to shake your butt: I challenge you.
So I sort of wish this was my most depressing day of the year, so it will only get better, but that's pretty unlikely. Third Monday or not, I'll take a good day whenever it comes. How about you, did you have a blue Monday?
Posted by Alison Hartford at 6:30 PM