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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...

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>>

overmydeadbody Mon 21-Jan-13 16:01:29

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.

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Mon 21-Jan-13 16:09:52

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.

ilovemydogandMrObama Mon 21-Jan-13 17:00:46

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.

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