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After The Party… Monday Morning Blues got you down?
Mondays have gotten such a bad reputation that I often feel the need to stand up in their defense. :o) Yes, it’s the start of a new work week, but it doesn’t mean all the fun is over!
I like to think of Mondays as ‘marvelous’ because you get a fresh new start on life..every Monday.
I never feel behind on Mondays because the whole week is before me—seven precious days to use wisely…. to make a difference in my home… and the lives of those I love… or to learn something new..or to celebrate special moments…
Yep, in my book, Mondays are marvelous!
I admit that Mondays are usually ‘catch up days’ for me too. The weekend was full of fun and activity but the day ‘after’ the party is always kind of a mess. Perhaps this is why people dread Mondays so much.
We had quite a birthday party this weekend. It started on Friday with my son and his buddies and carried on until late Saturday evening. Then we went to church Sunday morning and enjoyed a lovely lunch and visit with friends…
The kids were out with friends so Dear Hubby and I returned to house that wasn’t quite a disaster (because I cleaned while they partied), but it wasn’t quite in order either.
Still it was deliciously quiet. :o)
Tim had several phone calls to make so I had most of the evening to myself. Is there anything quite so pleasant as the evening after ‘the party’?
After vacumming, mopping, and straightening up a bit, I sat down to a nice tall glass of iced tea, and a REALLY good book! In fact, I hate to say it, but I read till 2:00am! (I need to get the book back to her ASAP because other friends are ‘in line’ for it. )
Laurie was right—this was the perfect way to relax on a Sunday evening.
Fascinating, heart-warming, a little poignant… I can’t imagine any woman not enjoying this story about the ups and downs of several women in the 50’s from several walks of life. It’s a bit about social injustice too…but in a very fair way, I thought.
For homemakers..this is a great read!
Laurie said that several of our mutual friends have now read it and we both agreed we will have to work in a ‘girly-date’ and go out to see the movie in the theatres. (See Mom—I’m not ALL work and no play. :o)
Of course, this morning, I had to get back to ‘real life’. I whipped through the house putting away the clutter…
took out the meat to defrost for supper….
and mopped the floor (oh the joys of caring for a new puppy..sigh..)
checked the balance in the checking account (Yipes! It’s the last day of the month!)….
and now it’s time to get ready for hubby’s birthday party tonight and perhaps a guest too. (Did you know that a plastic knife will slice right through brownies like butter? Thank Rebekah, my daughter, for that discovery.)
I’ll be making my ‘Six List’ for this coming week so I make sure all the important things get done.
But at least the house is at a ‘minimum’ of peace and order. And Hubby smiled… so we’re off to a great start!
Gee.. now where did I leave that book?
Hope you had a great weekend and that today you feel ready to ‘tackle’ the week’s activities with enthusiasm.
Plan something fun! Read a new book! The summer will be over before you know it.
How was your weekend? Do you dread Mondays? Are you planning to do anything fun this week?
Hope you have a really great day today…
PS. Thanks so much for all your great comments and input this weekend! I hope to spend some time visiting tonight after Tim’s birthday party.