Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Blue Monday #blogboost

Yesterday was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, also known as Blue Monday.

According to Wikipedia:  "The concept was first published as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation."  Blue Monday is the third Monday of January here in the northern hemisphere.

Well, people who know me know that I am not very good at math.   Since yesterday was Music Moves Me, I am talking about Blue Monday on Tuesday.

For me, anyway, Blue Monday was not blue.

True, where I live in upstate New York, snow was on the ground, we had a harsh wind chill, and the weather forecast was...well, wintry.  The break in the cold the Northeast United States experienced the weekend before last is a memory.

But, consider this.  It was sunny, something that usually only comes with cold in our winters.

Yesterday, in our United States date notation, was 01/20/2020.  When will that ever happen again?

Spouse and I had lunch with two cousins, as we were passing through where they live.   It's nice to visit with family.

And, speaking of blue, note this sunset from last night.

This was taken during the "blue hour", a time after sunset but before darkness descends.  The sky is still blue and you can see a pink cast looking east.
As the sunset progressed, the blue remained and there was a yellow glow in the west.

A perfect end.

Day 21 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost


  1. It was sunny but snowing most of yesterday and snowing yet again this morning...I don't find winter depressing/ "blue", well, not usually. There are times though when it can get depressing. Have a great day, Alana, smiles.

  2. Nice photos.

    It was also a holiday yesterday. and how could a day off from work be "blue"?

  3. I remember hearing about that calculation. It had to do with the time from the last holiday and until the next one, too. We had a gloomy day, but it was a holiday, so not so bad, really.

  4. Blue monday is something I had no idea about.Very intersting.

  5. Blue Monday definitely felt in the pink for me!

  6. Yesterday wasn't particularly blue for me, although it was so cold I did think I could turn blue just putting the groceries in the car.

  7. I missed the memo of Blue Monday! LOL We didn't get home until 6am after being out of town since 2am Sunday and had no sleep so yesterday was a sleeping Monday for me!

  8. Blue Monday is new to me. Mine want too blue, thankfully, but it was bitter cold!

  9. I spent yesterday sitting in the ER with someone so it was kind of blue for me but had a good outcome.

  10. We had a great day! Sunny and warm and a TERRIFIC surf on! Hooray for warm holidays!

  11. I never heard about blue Monday before. Thanks for telling us about it. It was cold and windy here yesterday too. Tis the season, after all. I'm ready for spring.


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