Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Monday......

What is it about Monday that makes it the most disliked day of the week?  People everywhere dread Mondays.  For most people it means going back to work or back to school and unfortunately, most people don't like either one of these choices.  Even stay at home working moms get bored with the same routine each week. Unless, you love your job or you love the classes you are taking, most people fall into the "ugh" of Mondays.   The average life span, will have about 4000 Mondays in it.  Isn't it crazy to think that we would have 4000 days that we aren't excited about?  Think of all the songs written about Mondays.  Most of them are pretty depressing (and these songs will date me):

Monday, Monday....da da, can't trust that day - The Mama's and The Papa's.
Monday sure look fine, Friday I've got traveling on my mind - Fleetwood Mac
Manic Monday....just another manic Monday - The Bangles
Come'll be alright - Jimmy Buffet
Rainy days and Mondays...always get me down - The Carpenters.

We have way too many Mondays in our lives to let them be depressing.  I get TGIF because it signals the end of the work week or the end of the routine.  But, are we really "working for the weekend"?  Mentally, that sets us up for a depressing Monday. New beginnings should be exciting.  We get excited for New Year's Eve and make resolutions that will hopefully last an entire year.  We celebrate and count down the clock for the new year. Why can't we celebrate the start of the new week in the same manor? Get fired up on Sunday! We get to create the week to look and feel however we want it to.

I am going to try and love Mondays going forward.  I'm going to see it as a fresh new start and a new beginning to whatever may come this week!

This was an old tea table that had seen better days.  The top needed refinishing and quite frankly, I wanted to lighten it up!  I wanted it to look old, so I used Old White with a dark wax.  Then I added touches of Duck Egg.  It sits in the corner of the dining room with an old olive jar.

Monday, Monday.  So glad you are here!


“O, with what freshness, what solemnity and beauty, is each new day born; as if to say to insensate man, "Behold! thou hast one more chance! Strive for immortal glory!” Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt creep in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Tara! Home. I'll go home. And I'll think of some way to get him back. After all... tomorrow is another day”.  Scarlett O’Hara