Monday, January 18, 2010

Blue Monday...

a good friend of mine posted the following as her status update on Facebook this morning:

Third Monday in January is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. So let's conquer that by thinking about what we are looking forward to in 2010! What's on your 'look forward to' list?

i immediately wondered who it was that had decided today was the most depressing day of the year ('cos i'm not feeling it, and anyway... who gets to decide these things????), so i did a tiny bit of research online and this is what i found... excerpted from an article called "The Most Depressing Day of the Year" at

Dr. Cliff Arnall, a researcher from Cardiff University, [determined] that the third Monday of the month (Jan. 21, this year) — a day he calls Blue Monday — will be our most depressing day of the year. Arnall bases his yearly prediction on a formula he developed, which factors in the weather, consumer debt from holiday spending and failed New Year's resolutions and arrives at that conclusion that we'll hit rock bottom on Monday the 21st.

clearly it is not the 21st today, so this must have been written some other year... but it is still the third Monday, and therefore we're supposed to be feeling blue.

as i said, i'm just not feeling it... it's a beautiful sunny day and i'm feeling pretty good. and i am looking forward to things....

things like: i'm looking forward to going to Nashville Tennessee for the first time, to run a marathon! looking forward to creating a garden and growing my own herbs & veggies:) looking forward to kayaking on the lake near our new house, looking forward to camping.... and looking forward to a visit from one of my Jasper girl friends in the fall. and maybe, just maybe... i might be looking forward to having a little bit more snow and winter before all these other things happen.


  1. fun!!! nashville is a great city - hope you get some time there too

  2. i'm not sure how much time we'll have there... probably arrive early the day before the race, and leave afternoon-ish the day after the race... we'll be traveling as a team, so i'm not sure how much flexibility there is for changing dates to arrive earlier or stay later.

    but i WILL find out!

  3. Have fun in Nashville, it's good you're just kinda running through it. (Char knows why. She doesn't go to Nashville) I hope you do well, and I'm glad you're not blue and have all those great things to look forward to. Spring will be your season.xxoo

  4. thanks Pina... spring WILL be my season.
    (nodding enthusiastically)

    how 'bout you? got anything you're looking forward to?