Blue Monday

It's Blue Monday today around the world. Or maybe just Canada? I wasn't really paying attention when they were talking about it on the radio this morning. Anyway, apparently today is the most depressing day of the year - short amount of light, terrible weather (and really freakin' cold here in Toronto today), the post-holiday blahs and bills threaten to overwhelm. And I can't help but wonder if we aren't pre-ordained to have a crappy day when we've been preconditioned to the idea by hearing a stupid item on the radio while in the shower.

In any event, it's been a lousy day. I have a sick kid at home today and he's trying to be in good spirits but you can tell he just feels lousy and that breaks my heart. My better half is en route today for Europe for business, which sucks. Not the least because he realized just before he left that whoever booked his ticket booked him for seven days away, not six. And to top it all off, I missed a really important meeting today that apparently was epic and fascinating and a few other things besides that I won't list here in case anyone from work happens to see my blog...

And then of course there's the mom-guilt for feeling bad about missing a meeting when I should just be totally happy to get a random day with my little dude, feverish or not. We really did have some great snuggles today on the couch and watching Treehouse. I thought he was starting to feel better tonight seems pretty miserable so we'll see how he's doing in the morning.

To top it all off, the new project that I've been working on since Christmas (as lovely, textured jacket from Vogue Knitting, for moi) was looking a bit odd on the sleeve that I'd already knit 15 rows of. So in a fit of "meh", I unraveled the whole thing. Now I'm not so sure that I needed to. Bah. Blue Monday indeed.