Apparently, today is Blue Monday. Pure pseudo-science of course. Today as rather productive as it turned out. With a little trepidation, I finished painting the living room this morning and while I was very conscious of the fact that I wouldn't be able to pull out an eraser if I screwed up, I have to say I'm pretty impressed with how things turned out. There are a few touch-ups I will have to do but its amazing how much a little paint can completely change the character of a room.
I had a productive conversation on the employment front and sent off a resume which potentially could keep me out at Suncor albeit with a different company. Funny that after a very unproductive conversation with my union office I can go strike out on my own and make much greater progress. So much for the whole "solidarity...we look out for our members" mantra.
And finally, on a completely different note, I've had a number of visitors to the yard over the past couple days. There are a number of birds I can count on as fairly regular visitors, and other than juncos, I've pretty much seen them all the past past two or three days. I even caught a few glimpses of a Blue Jay this morning which seem to hang out in everyone else's trees other than mine. Not too bad for a "Blue Monday".
View of the Athabasca River from the "Bridge to Nowhere."