Monday, January 17, 2011

Blue Monday - So I "Mojo-ed" It Away!

Did you know today is called "Blue Monday"?  Well, according to Wikepedia this trend was begun by the Sky Travel company - clever!  Apperently it is always the third week in January.  They even have a formula for it, which you can view if you click the live Wikepedia link above, and it breaks down like this:

where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. 'D' is not defined in the release, nor are units.

For it certainly lived up to it's name today.  It was a mosh of all of these factors for me and I'm glad its over.  However, this said I know:

No day is too dark
And no burden too great
That God in His love
Cannot penetrate. 

I guess now I look backwards at my day He definately had purpose in keeping me home and so busy I did not have too much opportunity to lament the getting up in the dark and it being dark again and I believe there was a light period in between sometime. 

And the other thing which I for sure fit in even though I had not budgeted time for was my bible study in the book of Ruth with my friend Cicero.  (but oh how grateful I always am for my sweet fellowship with Cis and also for our visit via skype)  We always pick up some new thoughts while going through the lessons even though we don't get through many pages...  And I for sure found it hard to give up another full hour to spend on the elliptical machine.  (but I'm so glad I made myself do that)

And probably the most guilty of all is my secret little pleasure of joining in the fun of Mojo Mondays where I get to create a different card each week.  The reason I enjoy it is because my Sister and my Sister in Law both take part too - its sort of a long distance connection with family.   Its always a treat to see what we all come up with.  I justified my play time with designing all day on a new kit to go into the Scrapbook-Elements Store in the near future.  I was up at 1 a.m. and worked until 3 a.m. last night on it.  Though I had a rotten sleep I was so grateful  for the time to be productive.  Strange how there are no phone calls at that time of night!

And because it was a dark dreary day I decided to take some of the shockingly bright cardstock that keeps yelling at me from the shelf and turn it into something so fun that it banished the "blues" right out of my house.  I once again did a double take, making two cards at once seeing as I had to haul all the supplies out. 

Supplies: random and various
(I think some of the stickers are from Nina, Judy or Valinda?)
Word Art: TLC Creations

Supplies: random and various
(I think the ribbon was a gift from Judy)
Red Paper edge came from a Disney paper from Nina
Word Art: TLC Creations

I just went for everything that was bright and bold and cheerful.  I think I pulled it off, for they make me smile when I look at them. 


  1. love the colors so happy fun. way to go girl love them ...still trying to put my together. Love ya ...


  2. Your cards are beautiful and sunny. Feels like summer. Love them sis, nice job.

  3. I saw your card on MoJo. Had to see a close up because of the bright color. LOVE your card.

  4. Great job Aunty Barb! They are bright and you know what your right they do make you smile....very cheery.

    Glad the 3 of you are enjoying Mojo Mondays.

  5. Love the bright yellow! Thanks for the comment on my blog..may have to try a little necklace on the kitty!


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