Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, Monday

  It's hard to find anyone with anything positive to say about Mondays. As a home schooling mom, I find Mondays can be a true struggle. I don't want to get up and going, the kids don't want to get up and going and the garbage man seems to think it's hilarious to stop by extra early, leaving me chasing him with an overflowing can, or just pretending that I didn't here it rumbling by. Oh, and of course I can't put the can out on Sunday because the bears will scatter it all over the road. There are good things about Mondays, right?
Mondays are a fresh start, a beginning. I love most beginnings. The start of a school year has me happily collecting new notebooks and pencils. The beginning of autumn has me adding pumpkin and apples to everything. The beginning of a year has me setting goals and reflecting on what I want to change to be the best me I can be. Why can't some of this newness rub off into Mondays?

 Today is shaping up to be a classic Monday at my house. I will spare you the details. But what is good about this Monday? What can I hold onto and use to help set the mood for an awesome week?

  1. It's raining and I love the tranquillity of rainy days. I can definitely enhance it with some coffee and a good book.  I can't think of a better way to start the week. 
  2. My daughter has dance today so I can tuck into some remote corner of the building and use the hour to work on the hat I'm crocheting for my oldest son. Rain and crochet? I can do that!
  3. I actually have a start on the enchiladas I'm making for dinner. Yay!
So, good things can happen on Mondays. It might take a bit more creativity to find them, but they are there.

What has been good about your Monday?