I don't know about you, but every year I get the blues after the holidays. You know you have the blues when you spend your last day of vacation watching an all day marathon of the Real Housewives of New York City . I wonder why there is always such a let down after January 1, when we should be welcoming the renewal that a new year brings. But perhaps it's because we have regrets about the past year or we have set too many ambitious resolutions for ourselves or maybe it's because 2009 isn't looking that great so far. Am I alone? Do you get the blues after the holidays too? If so, why do you think that is?
But here are some ways to banish those blues -
Get laughing, plan a party or learn something new at the library.
Highlights in January will be Linda Severt, who, through funds provided by the Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library, will bring her "One Woman Circus" to the library on Saturday, January 17, as part of the Saturdays@the Library Series, "There's Always Something Going On!" Linda is a member of the Seattle Children's Hospital's Clown Corps and has entertained audiences around the world since 1987. She combines music, circus arts, puppetry and physical comedy in a fast-paced, uniquely original show the whole family will enjoy. The program begins at 1pm and is free. For more information about Linda and her program
Also part of the series is Quinceanera 101, an open house to help teens plan their Quinceanera celebration. A planner, choreographer and other professionals who can give great tips will be on hand. Saturday, January 31 at 1pm.
Did you get a digital camera as a gift over the holidays or have had one and haven't a clue how to take good pictures? Join us as Woodland Park Zoo Photographer Dale Unruh teaches the basics of digital photography on Monday, January 12 and basic composition on Monday, January 26. Both classes are free and begin at 7pm.
For more information on library programs, come to the library and pick up the January calendar of events or check it out on our website at Mountlake Terrace Library January Programs
Now what other ideas do you have to shake those winter blues?