Threading Together Some Monday Fun

Mondays.

Do you like them?

I sometimes do. It’s like a fresh start to the week and to start over again.

Today was slow to go though. I had a great weekend and woke up feeling blue, knowing that my sister and my niece were heading home.  It made me sad to watch her car drive away, wishing that we lived closer to each other.  I wanted to jump in the front seat, right next to her and go with her wherever she went. That didn’t happen. Instead, I wiped the tears away and went inside to clean.  That’s what I do when I’m sad or mad. It feels like it gives me a little control over my situation when my emotions are out of whack.

I also had anxiety because our kitten had to have surgery today and I was worried about her all day. We learned she’s basically a freak of nature, and that when she was spayed, they didn’t quite get everything out which is very rare. She’s been acting like she’s in heat, which is no fun either.  They had to go and do exploratory surgery to find the extra ovarian tissue. Poor baby, girl.  Now she has to wear a cone for 2 weeks before she goes back to have her stitches removed. I feel so sad for her and we have to give her medicine twice a day for two weeks.  *big sigh*

The good news was that Jeff came home early to drive with me to pick her up and we had a mini-weird date enjoying the 45 minute car ride in traffic. We brought Zuma home and Juliana watched her and got her set up safely and comfortably away from our other cat.

When everyone and every cat was taken care of, Jeff and I snuck away for a quick Monday night Happy Hour, which made everything all right and settled my mind.  We took a moment just for us and this made me happy.

  
Mondays are good.

Life is good.

How was your Monday?

 

 

Mondays

How do you feel about Mondays?

Some people probably love them but I think most wish they would be over.

Mondays feel like a catch up day, after the weekend. It’s like a do-over day.

It’s a day to catch up with the laundry and grocery shopping and errands that didn’t get done over the weekend.

It’s typically a day we don’t schedule fun events or nights out because we don’t really need a break just after the weekend.

I like Mondays because it feels like a fresh start to the week and the kids go back to school. Woot!! I am thankful for the structure that school provides.

Typically I like to go grocery shopping and to cook on Mondays. I like to catch up with laundry, declutter and to work out too. And usually by the end of all this, it’s time to pick up the kids and Monday’s are almost over.

What does your Monday look like?

Do you like Mondays? I do like them, especially since they are less scheduled than the other days of the week – and it feels like a fresh start.

Hope you had a good Monday!!

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Day 68: Here I Am… Trying to Become Stronger

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The scale is not my friend. Maybe it’s the Frites and Stroopwaffels and Licorice that aren’t my friends either!

So today I made new friends again. My old friends. Kettle and Bell. I sure hope they help me to become stronger  (who am I kidding) skinnier!  Not that I’ll ever be skinny skinny. But losing a layer wouldn’t be such a bad thing! Although they say it gets quite cold here, starting very soon..I’d much rather add a scarf layer or a sweater layer than the one layer around my middle. 

I just have to keep focused – sounds easy, but in fact I lose focus daily and say to myself I’ll start again on Monday. There’s always another Monday just around the weekend. Well, today marked a new month, a new season and a new Monday. So Here I Am, trying again.

What do you want to improve? Try? Change?  C’mon I’ll help you – we can work together to become stronger, more focused, more you name it.  Now, that I’ve said it out loud, I’ve got to make it stick. Thanks for your moral support. Your turn…

xo