Tomorrow is known on the calendar as Blue Monday and right now I can see why. I honestly can’t stand January and already I feel like I’m crawling on my hands and knees to reach spring. And spring is miles away! Last Monday was far from blue, however. In fact, it could be named red Monday going by the skyline. I was at work in my office so I missed the whole thing, but if my Facebook timeline was anything to go by I missed a treat. Here’s one taken by Orkney Beef of the view from his office window.
How do you cope with January blues? I decided to treat myself to an hour of time to myself. I’ve always loved libraries and our local is open late on Mondays and Thursdays. So I took myself off there after work and read a book for an hour before heading home. It was absolute heaven, and better still no one noticed so it’s definitely on my to-do list for another trip.
The Orkney Library Twitter account is absolutely hilarious and well worth a look. We have some very talented people working there with brilliant humour. On the subject of books, I asked a question on my Norq from Ork Facebook page which produced a massive response. I reminisced about books that have made me cry sometimes in inconvenient places like airports (locked myself in the toilet to cry when I finished The Notebook) or trains (looking out of the window and sniffing) and went on to ask, ‘what book made you cry?’ I now have an enormous reading list and you’ll be mopping me up soon. But please let me know YOUR choices and I’ll pull together a comprehensive make-you-cry reading list.
Something that always makes me smile though is my sarcastic desk calendar. And judging by some of this week’s contributions it looks like the calendar hates January as much as I do.
As I type, I can hear the roof tiles rattling it’s so windy. We are set for some pretty grim weather this coming week I believe. Oh Joy. Have a good one peeps, and keep your chin up, this too shall pass….