So today is known as “Blue Monday” the most depressing day of the year for people living in the northern hemisphere. This is the day that the accumulated effects of months of extra night plus holiday debt plus failure on resolutions results in the blues. Well I have to say that on Friday when I discovered there were racoons in my attic I was feeling pretty blue. I had my usual reaction of that’s it I’m moving. I can’t take this! I don’t have time for this! All is lost! I need to start dialing back the drama!
The raccoons were having a party and kept me up much of the night. I called pest control and they patched up the hole in my soffit and put out traps. Apparently I will know and so will all my neighbours once we catch one of these guys. Hmm Great! You know it will happen at 2AM. So far no caged critters. These are city racoons they may know what’s what with the traps.
Anyway I felt better today after I talked to a few friends who all had raccoon stories far worse than anything I could imagine. It is interesting how a bad situation seems much more manageable when others have survived it. I am feeling much the same about Blue Monday. We all have to deal with the winter blues and racoons and goals not met but we’re in it together so everything will be just fine. Also I lost 2 Lbs that I’m not sure I earned so thanks scale that lies. I knew if I stood on it enough times it would tell me what I wanted eventually.