A headline over at MSN.com notified me that today--January 18--is the most depressing day of the year.
Really? Today? Evidently it has to do with a terrible trifecta of post-holiday blahs, receiving your credit card statement and the weather.
I paused for a moment to search my inner self for depression. I'm particularly susceptible to it, so I'm usually on high alert. I did find some unnecessary irritation lurking in one corner, and over there I felt a little bit of momentary angst that one of my classes was canceled (but then I discovered it wasn't, so false alarm). I was a bit annoyed that I've taken so few pictures this month, but overall, I would not rank today as the most depressing day of the year.
For one thing, Jason had some family drive up from Eugene today for a special visit, and that was fun.
I also managed to bring home $5 in tips, though I only made a few coffee drinks this morning.
And! And! Today was significant from yesterday--and from tomorrow--because of this:
It didn't rain today. See! Plenty of frog ponds, some bamboo, my dad's banana plant hibernating for the winter, but not. a. single. raindrop.
It's been raining all week long, and the forecast promises rain all this next week, and for good measure we have ridiculous wind storms at night tearing the place apart. But today...there was no rain. And so we went outside and rejoiced at our good fortune.
It doesn't take much to convince us PacNWers to drive around with the top down. Of course, the Jeep doesn't ever have a top, but still. The girls were driving around with some serious exuberance.
Even Jules took it for a spin, such was her joy at the good weather.
Doesn't her hair just kill you? It's so ridiculously adorable. Also kind of adorable in its own way? The lack of rain. Just needed to point that out again.
So, no, I can't call today the most depressing day of the year. I bet today was a pretty awful day for some people, but for me, here and right now...it was just fine.
You can't fool me, Jules. I know you had a good day too. ♥