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I had never heard of it before a couple of days ago, but this past Monday was Blue Monday. Usually occurring on the Monday of the last full week of January, Blue Monday is the most depressing day of the year, at least so says a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel.

I’m not sure I felt any bluer than my usual winter blues on Monday. As a matter of fact, near day’s end I was cheered up with a sunset that looked as if the sky was on fire. Seen below as viewed from my balcony.


You know what they say, Pink sky at night, a sailor’s delight – even here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains!

I have to admit that January and February are usually my toughest months to endure. By this time I’ve usually had it up to my armpits with winter. And to top it off with the proverbial cherry, we’ll soon have I-can’t-feel-my-feet-and-hands-my-lips-are-frozen-to-my-teeth-and-it-hurts-my-lungs-to-inhale-the-air temperatures!

Although shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures can bring us down here in the Northern Hemisphere, Smitty over at Logos con carne would remind us that the days are indeed getting longer now, so hang in there!

And take courage my northern hemispheric friends, the same geniuses who brought us the most depressing day of the year, also promise us the happiest day of the year. (Some time in the third week of June)

Until then, perhaps you would benefit from some chillaxing Canadian yoga as brought to you today by our nation’s beloved satirical News show 22 Minutes. You won’t regret watching! 😉


How’s winter panning out for you? Were you extra down on Monday?