Monday, January 17, 2011

Blue Monday...

Until this year, I've never heard of "Blue Monday"...but evidently today is that day.  The saddest day of the year.  I've always disliked January in general...I truly believe it's because December is SUCH a big month with so much crammed into stuff, family stuff, friend stuff, church stuff...that when you come off the "Christmas High", you fall into January.  In NC the grass is brown, there are no leaves on the trees, there is often cold, cold rain...and if not cold rain, then snow...which is OK, except when it's accompanied by it's friend ICE.  Or when ICE comes alone.  It seems there are more cloudy days than sunny days and, of course, I have no money...whatsoever.  It's an "Eeyore" of a month.

See...Blue Monday, huh?

Of course, it didn't help that I woke up at 3:30am with my eyes matted shut.

'Cause...yep, you guessed it!  My friend Pink Eye has returned.  My own fault this time...I'd rather not go into it other than to say - I've learned my lesson.

The nightmare that I had sometime between 3:30 & 6:00am didn't help either.

So, yeah...I'm buying this Blue Monday stuff.

I'm trying to focus on the silver linings of the day:
 - that the doctor's office didn't make me come in to be seen for the recurring pink eye...the first nurse I spoke to said I most likely would...which of course, made me so overjoyed knowing that we are knee deep into flu season
 - that the meds the doctor called in are NOT the $60 prescription that they called in the last time...these are $10 *sigh of relief*
 - that when I reconciled my checkbook, it looks like January will be tight...but February's looking up
 - that I've secured February 11th off to chaperone our Youth trip to Washington DC
 - that I got a lot of stuff "purged" over the have no idea how happy this makes me!

Although...this poor item is most likely not going to make the cut...and will be purged to my local Goodwill...

As you can see, this bag has seen it's better days.  I bought it at Cracker Barrel on clearance ages ago.  I loved the colors...and the "thatched" looking bottom.  For a couple of years, this bag toted my "workout gear" while I still had my Curves membership.  Probably, I shouldn't have ever stopped carrying this bag. 

But as I was cleaning, I set this bag out of the closet where it was hanging...holding some of those receipts from 2008.  Then I moved it further out in my bedroom...closer to the door.  And right now it's very close to the door.

But, other than the still has a good number of years left on it.'s hard to send it off.

We'll see....

Here's to Blue Monday...hoping it won't return until next January...


Rachel said...

It seems like everyone is having a blue Monday. I'm sorry!! :( I hope it gets better!! I really think a trip to Texas would cure it!


Snuggle Wasteland said...

I didn't know it was called Blue Monday. I can understand it though. My whole week has been kind of yucky. I'm working on a house-wide purge, too. It feels so good to clear out those shelves and drawers.