So, is it Blue Monday for you? Or are you actually feeling quite chirpy really?

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MotherSuperiorHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 10:47:28


It is, apparently, the most depressing day of the year today: Blue Monday.

But how are you all feeling? Do tell...

Trills Mon 21-Jan-13 10:51:21

"Blue Monday" is entirely made up you know.

I'm ill, so yeah I'm feeling depressed today. I hate being ill sad

Trills Mon 21-Jan-13 10:52:26
catinthesnow Mon 21-Jan-13 10:52:49

White Monday here. <baboom tish>

Screaminabdabs Mon 21-Jan-13 10:53:14


Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 10:53:57

Been awake since 00.40 so its a bleary monday for me.

MotherSuperiorHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 10:55:34


"Blue Monday" is entirely made up you know.

Well, this entirely self-selecting and scentifically unrigorous investigation will surely tell us either way, no? smile

Trills Mon 21-Jan-13 10:59:38

I am feeling mildly worried that I won't be able to get the train to work tomorrow (WFH on Mondays anyway) not because I am worried about getting in for work but because I have plans after work with friends and don't want to miss out.

But "mildly worried" is all, not especially blue.

DameMargotFountain Mon 21-Jan-13 11:00:18

i'm feeling better this January than i've done for years

mainly i think, because i've sacked off family members

i win wink

lubeybooby Mon 21-Jan-13 11:01:07

Happy as anything and just fine here. Quite chirpy even especially considering I've only had 3 hours sleep!

Trills Mon 21-Jan-13 11:01:07

I'v always felt that the MN sadface sad is too sad for use in most cases because of its blueness.

If someone has died then that is as sad as a face needs to be. But if I've dropped my mug and spilled coffee everywhere I might be a little bit sad, but not as sad as that blue sadface. Using the blue sadface would make it look as if I were unreasonably sad about a minor incident, and people would need to ask me if I was OK and if there was anything else wrong.

CarpeJugulum Mon 21-Jan-13 11:01:23

Yep. Slightly blue and worried - but this is ongoing for health reasons, not because of a specific day. confused

trills do you need varying shades of blue? Sky blue for minor mishap, bright azure for household calamity and full on midnight blue for the four horsemen arriving unexpectedly for tea?

My husband is off for an op today, a minor one. I'm quite chirpy with it actually.

Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 11:10:45

Yes the blue sadface should be reserved for actual sad things. We could have a green sadface for feeling a bit ill and tired.

WowOoo Mon 21-Jan-13 11:11:56

I am most certainly blue today.
Not depressed, but down in the dumps.

Trills, thanks for the BG link. It may cheer me up.

Actually feeling quite chirpy today for someone on so little sleep.

Blue, blue!

WeatherWitch Mon 21-Jan-13 11:13:37

Much more chirpy than I was last Monday actually. Odd... I hate bloody winter and am usually grumpy as a grumpy thing until the tulips are out.

Wouldn't green sadface look too like envy face? How about a simple yellow sadface?

LostInWales Mon 21-Jan-13 11:15:36

I'm feeling quite fabulous but that might be the effects of the tramadol I've been taking for two months now, reduction in pain and as my GP wrote in my notes 'patient reports significant mood elevation from the medication'. Marvellous. grin

Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 11:20:02

Why is it Blue Monday?

I'm actually feeling quite well today. Not too sore, not too much snow, plans to build a huge railroad layout with son after school.

What's to be sad about?

Sunnywithshowers Mon 21-Jan-13 11:21:01

LostinWales I bloody love tramadol. I've only had it once smile

I'm feeling pretty chirpy but am slightly concerned about getting to uni later. The trains are a bit dodgy.

pod3030 Mon 21-Jan-13 11:27:36

i've had a little bit of a cry today. am now slurping a massive hot chocolate whilst dd finally naps. so yes, there is a tinge of blueness today.

pod3030 Mon 21-Jan-13 11:28:16

i vote for a pale blue sad face

greenhill Mon 21-Jan-13 11:30:09

Quite chirpy here too. The school is closed due to the icy/ snowy conditions so we are still in our pyjamas.

All we are doing is playing / reading / watching CBeebies / eating. Bliss.

piprabbit Mon 21-Jan-13 11:33:09

I'm feeling better today than I did yesterday on what will officially be known as "The Birthday Sunday that Sucked".

At least my family have buggered off to work and school today, instead of hanging round the house ignoring me.

garlicblocks Mon 21-Jan-13 11:37:28

Was feeling pretty grim last night - sort of an indigo purple sadface - so decided to give in to my mental & physical uselessness. Took a double dose of sleeping tablets - very naughty! - at 7:30 pm and woke up 10:30 am, feeling quite glorious.

I love drugs!

garlicblocks Mon 21-Jan-13 11:38:29

Happy postbirthday, pip!

LostInWales Mon 21-Jan-13 11:39:35

Sunny it's great isn't it grin I'm actually worried they might find a way of fixing my back now as I've got over most of the side effects and just feel very jolly all the time! (although the hallucinations were interesting wink)

Sorry about your birthday pip, that's awful. I hate birthdays.

williaminajetfighter Mon 21-Jan-13 11:42:07

feel broke. so blue...

steben Mon 21-Jan-13 11:47:06

Blue here! Diet utterly gone to pot and sat on sofa eating quality street with DDs who are snowed in!

Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 12:17:01

People tend to use the envy as a vomit emoticon anyway so I was just applying a bit of logic.

ouryve Mon 21-Jan-13 12:25:09

The kids are at school. I've had a hot bath.

I'm rather chilled.

It may change when DS1's determination that school has a half day isn't realised. The fall out from that would be no more dramatic than any other day, though.

I'm snowed in at friends house. My son is at his dads on the other side of town. They cant get out either.

Not feeling bad about it grin

ouryve Mon 21-Jan-13 12:29:13

envy of the tramadol. I only have 30/500 co-codamol to take the edge off the siatica flare up I have from plodging through snow and on ice for the past week.

PoppyWearer Mon 21-Jan-13 12:29:29

On the one hand, I am pleased that DH and the DCs are out of the house for the first time in 4 days (due to illness and snow). They were all Doing My Head In.

On the other hand, I have a very painful/stiff neck and no one to rub it better. Painkillers not working, heat pack not working, Pilates and yoga stretches Not Working. And I'm on about day 20 of my first period post-bf'ing, no sign of it stopping, with accompanying period pains, rubbish skin, etc. So feeling peachy! I should be getting on with sorting out the house but just want to curl up in a ball and eat chocolate.

And we're skint until payday. Not "skiing", as iPad just tried to correct me. I wish! Skint.

Isitme1 Mon 21-Jan-13 12:30:31

I feel pretty blue.
Must be the pregnancy hormanes.

TunipTheVegedude Mon 21-Jan-13 12:35:25

Oh, I thought it was last Monday! Well that would explain why I was chirpy then and feel like shit now. (Hear that, Ben? You and your fascist demands for evidence and peer-reviewed research!)

JumpHerWho Mon 21-Jan-13 12:42:56

I feel sad

No money, boring weekend of both DH and I working whilst attempting to keep DS entertained who has a nasty cold, cooped up in this bloody house which is falling to bits and we're in negative equity on a rip-off key worker mortgage shitey thing .

I spend all my time fucking cleaning, cooking and tidying, feel like a skivvy and I'm supposed to be grateful because we can supposedly afford for me to be a pampered SAHM.

I have just let DS cry himself to sleep because he needs to nap and if he doesn't nap in his cot I need to traipse round the park with him in pram, which I am just not doing in this weather. But hate letting him cry.

And I thought secretly I was pregnant and I got my period last night, and although it wouldn't have been planned I am really upset. And it hurts.

< thanks for opportunity to moan>

glastocat Mon 21-Jan-13 13:29:30

I am incredibly chirpy, mainly because I leave my horrible job on Friday, and in two weeks I am emigrating to the sun! grin

rubyrubyruby Mon 21-Jan-13 13:36:20

I'm happy
I'm warm, I have food in my fridge and money in my bank account smile

FeijoaVodkaAndCheezels Mon 21-Jan-13 13:43:26

It's not Monday that's the problem. No the crap day is Tuesday. The bastard.

I'm mning in bed while DD sleeps and DS is at nursery, so can't really complain.

poppy283 Mon 21-Jan-13 13:44:22

Fainted last night and now I have a mysterious bruise and a fuzzy head, so don't want to do wedding invitations incase I make a mistake, and didn't take dcs to playgroup because I was worried I'd faint.

Feel a little blue as I was looking forward to leaving the house today!

HeathRobinson Mon 21-Jan-13 13:44:26

Cheep cheep!

steppemum Mon 21-Jan-13 13:45:58

not blue, just been out for a brisk walk in the snow and diet is working. I don't associate feeling blue with winter or post christmas.
For me feeling blue is usually because I have had a row with close family

whattodoo Mon 21-Jan-13 13:53:32

A bracing walk to school in the snow blew away any blues.

PoppyWearer Mon 21-Jan-13 14:22:20

Feeling better this afternoon, different painkillers helping, and look! Blue sky! A tiny little bit of sunlight is making the snow look really pretty here and melting it nicely.

(((hugs))) to my fellow-*poppy*, fainting is horrid.

BackforGood Mon 21-Jan-13 14:32:27

Not blue here. Best day of the year so far in fact. Surrounded by beautiful snow, dcs all off school and out sledging / snowballing, and I'm able to get some serious tidying done inbetween MNing.

ThinkAboutItOnBoxingDay Mon 21-Jan-13 14:35:57

It's stunning in London today. Bright crisp and sunny with snow still white and pretty.

A great Monday (if you're on mat leave and your baby is napping in her pushchair!) wink

trice Mon 21-Jan-13 14:36:40

I have made all the angry birds out of snow. Quiet morning at work as no one else turned up. Good coffee, dark chocolate and feeling contented.

Madlizzy Mon 21-Jan-13 14:45:06

Slightly stressy Monday for me. Was expecting a quiet day at home to sort out a presentation for an interview tomorrow. I have my kids and 2 extras, plus my suit from Next hasn't arrived as yet.

Nagoo Mon 21-Jan-13 14:55:29

On the face of it, I should be quite cheery, DH off work so I got a lie in, got paid on friday so Christmas credit card bill paid off, finally got something out of the massive yet unproductive zit on chin, taken DC sledging, now sitting down with a brew.....

and yet, mildly dissatisfied.

clam Mon 21-Jan-13 14:56:13

I'm veering wildly from resigned to severely pissed off, as have just come out of hospital with a badly broken leg. Nasty op, pins, plates, lots pain, the lot. Buggered up forthcoming skiing holiday and am actually trying not to cry.
<<looks for bright side but can't see one>>

I had never even heard of blue monday until I saw this thread and the radio mentioned it at the same time.

I am feeling great, same as most other days.

Still no snow here, but this isn't a bad thing.

As for blue Monday, this is the first day in about a month, where I've not been crippled with depression, so in your face blue Monday. In. Your. Face. Ha!!!


EnchantedBunny Mon 21-Jan-13 16:23:28

Definite blue mood here. Either scientifically proving Blue Mondays existence, or that I am a miserable old boot.

Labootin Mon 21-Jan-13 16:47:23

i have blue Sundays as that's the start of the UAE week.
I like Mondays
Tuesday is HUMP day

And have TFI Thursdays which take some getting used to.

Are you kidding? President Obama is being inaugurated... grin

How can today be bad?

DoItToJulia Mon 21-Jan-13 17:03:54

Nah, I'm ok. Life is good!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 21-Jan-13 17:04:03

clam that is shit, especially about the skiing holiday. You definitely need the blue sad face! sad

I'm doing ok today actually. DH is back to work after 6 weeks without any, which is good for both the bank balance and our marriage. DCs are happy and played in the snow for an hour earlier.

The only blot on my landscape is the poo DS1 decided to do in his pyjamas this morning...

Oh and the fact that my skin has decided to go to pot.

In general, I like Mondays. It is Tuesday and Wednesday that I struggle with, because my enthusiasm for the new week has worn off and the weekend is still far away!

DoItToJulia Mon 21-Jan-13 17:05:27

Ooooh, yes, I forgot. I heart Obama. (Actually, I think I heart Mrs O more, but that's another thread!)

Labootin Mon 21-Jan-13 17:20:52

I'm actually really happy as it's the Prophets birthday so it's a public holiday ..yay long weekend !

Labootin Mon 21-Jan-13 17:21:40

Prophets birthday on Thursday that should read.

Jojobump1986 Mon 21-Jan-13 17:27:00

It's a blue day for me. 15mo DS has found his feet & delights in charging around the living room. We went away at the weekend to see family which meant there was more space for him to charge in & other people to keep an eye on him. Now I'm stuck at home completely lacking in energy & just counting down the hours until DH arrives home & takes DS off my hands for a few minutes! He's such a daddy's boy & is making me dizzy with all his charging in circles. He's behaving like a caged animal! If only our road wasn't so icy I could get out & take him for a walk! I'm struggling quite enough with pregnancy as it is without being cooped up in the house with Mr Can't-Keep-Still! Why can't he be having one of his bookworm days where all he wants to do is sit on my lap & read books?! sad Yes, it's OTT on the sad scale but I'm feeling melodramatic!

Cies Mon 21-Jan-13 17:27:52

Nope , had a nice day getting things done . Sun even came. out after a whole weekend of rain and gales . ds had a proper nap so should be pleasant this afternoon .

Jojobump1986 Mon 21-Jan-13 17:38:01

Suddenly feeling less blue - it turns out DH's "I'm coming home at 6" didn't mean that he was planning to leave at 6 which normally would mean leaving at 7 at the earliest but that he was actually planning to be home at 6 & not only was that his intention but he's actually going to make it!! Well, sort of - he'll be home by 6.15!

It's a little sad that my DH coming home on time can make me so happy! blush

FeeFoo Mon 21-Jan-13 17:38:18

Happy to say day improved as it went on! Thank goodnessgrin Bye bye blue Mondaysmile

FeeFoo Mon 21-Jan-13 17:40:56

Jojobump not sad at all! I share the same joy when DH gets back early, on time is 7.30hmm Early is 7! 6.15 would make me gringringrin

Jojobump1986 Mon 21-Jan-13 17:42:14

I'm glad it's not just me! grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 21-Jan-13 17:42:17

jojo don't feel like you are sad - assistance with a tearaway 15 month old is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face!

GrandPoohBah Mon 21-Jan-13 18:01:56

My day has been lovely. DH managed to get BabyGrand to go back to sleep before he got up this morning so after having had NO sleep at all overnight I got 4 hours after he left for work.

It's sunny so I put BabyGrand in the sling and braved the snow to walk to the supermarket - she had a nice long nap (hurrah!) and I got dinner on, which is unusual. She has also over the last week, become much easier to out down so I unloaded the dishwasher too!

Good day today. And I'm seeing Les Mis at the mum & babies showing tomorrow at the cinema too!

cecinestpasunepipe Mon 21-Jan-13 18:29:40

Unexpected day off work (school), so very happy. Played with my 15 month old DGS and caught up on all the goss with my DD. Lovely!!

TheSecondComing Mon 21-Jan-13 18:42:08

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tiredteddy Mon 21-Jan-13 18:49:56

Happy Monday here. My first outing with my one week old squishy newborn dd. Dud the school run single handed, ds1&2 went in great. Then went for a lovely coffee with friends.

Well I decided to go for my first ever bra fitting on my lunchbreak at the grand old age of 36.

I went in a 38B and left a 34 DD which has <coughs> perked me up abit.


DoItToJulia Mon 21-Jan-13 19:02:10

Wow tired teddy. My ds is 9 wo and havent managed the morning school run yet!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 21-Jan-13 19:03:45

Congratulations teddy! grin

Spinaroo Mon 21-Jan-13 19:20:16

Got great bit of news at work about a colleague so it has been a good day!

sydlexic Mon 21-Jan-13 19:26:20

Good day sledging. DS and I are happy. DH came home in a foul mood.

tiredteddy Mon 21-Jan-13 19:49:34

Thanks alibaba and doittojulia

Flisspaps Mon 21-Jan-13 20:55:10

I've been really miserable today. I think thats because I had two hours sleep on DS's floor last night though, not because it's Blue Monday.

Been more of a bonkers Monday here. Everywhere I've looked I've encountered bonkersness. Been quite fun actually.

Flisspaps Mon 21-Jan-13 20:58:22

I've been really miserable today. I think thats because I had two hours sleep on DS's floor last night though, not because it's Blue Monday.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 21-Jan-13 21:03:51

We have snow, we've been sledging, it's all good here!

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 21-Jan-13 21:07:14

Felt shite this morning and most of the day but feeling mighty fine now and happy as a clam :-)

clam Mon 21-Jan-13 21:22:27

Happy as a clam? Did you read my post?wink

MajesticWhine Mon 21-Jan-13 21:50:25

I've been pretty miserable really. Some work related concerns, combined with disturbed sleep and the back end of my cycle. It's all fairly grim.

iklboo Mon 21-Jan-13 21:53:42

Crappish day at work on top of bad night's sleep but 5lb loss at SW made up for it tonight.

HarkAtYou Mon 21-Jan-13 21:58:27

Really quite blue, rough couple of months with mc in nov. shitty weekend topped off by my husbands grandfather dying. So pleased to be going to sleep now, tomorrows a new day and all that.

Procrastinating Mon 21-Jan-13 22:03:04

That is very odd, I have felt utterly depressed today. I have all the usual reasons to be miserable (I hate my job, awful family, money etc) but it all seemed much worse today. So yes, blue monday - although more black than blue, blue is a bit American for me.

PartTimeModel Mon 21-Jan-13 22:26:15

I've felt utterly depressed and blue today - so it's a blue Monday for me. And I'm not usually down like this. I'm looking forward to starting again with a brand new day tomorrow.

thesnootyfox Mon 21-Jan-13 22:31:57

Definitely blue Monday here. sad

deleted203 Mon 21-Jan-13 23:32:46

I'm chirpy! (But only because school is closed because of snow grin) Hooray! A day off!

allagory Mon 21-Jan-13 23:50:52

My little boy was 3 today. He got some plastic Octonauts. Not the slightest hint of depression round here. Unbridled joy, in fact.

PepeLePew Mon 21-Jan-13 23:51:03

dd was grumpier than I have ever seen her this morning. She's usually delightfully chirpy but both she and her brothers were moany and stroppy until I packed them off to school.

Bad day at work - I have a cold and didn't finish any of things I needed to, came home, worked until 11 on a presentation for a meeting on Wednesday that I know is going to be horrible, caught up finally with my boss, had a row with him about the recommendations in it (he's wrong, I am right) which I know will rumble on tomorrow. The day has marginally improved in its dying minutes as I am now in bed with a toasted cheese sandwich and a cup of tea, and a note I found from dd which says "sorry I was grumpy this morning, I thought about you all day because I love you so much" which she had put on my pillow.

But yes, I was blue today.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 23:54:30

Thanks for all your responses. Hope those of you who've had a bad day have a better one tomorrow!

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