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Mondays are still over rated as far as I can tell.  I know it is the beginning of the work week, and it  does signifies a return to normalcy after a hectic weekend.   However, when you are no longer ruled by Mondays (in other words retired) you experience a sense of freedom like no other freedom you have ever had.  Then you shake your head and realize that no matter how hard you do not want to be ruled by Monday you still are.  Damn!

Monday is the day that tells you how many other days in the week are left in order for you to get all of your stuff done.  It is the day that you use to plan the rest of your week and weekend.  Doctor appointments, grocery shopping, dog grooming, all are planned out on Monday.  I guess, Monday gives us a sense of direction. There is no getting away from it.  We need Monday.  Monday is the compass pointing us toward the weekend!

If you are anything like I am you know what I am talking about.  I am a planner.  I like to decide what is going to happen when.  I record my events and schedule them in my phone calendar.  That way I know what is coming up in the near future and what needs to be taken care of.  In this way I am able to manage our household.

So, today is Monday.  I walked our two Pomeranians, Sugar and Spice around the block.  I continued working on the landscaping in our front yard, hauling landscape rocks from one garden area to another.  I planted 4 new gardenia bushes to replace the overgrown bushes we had removed last week.  I cut up vegetables to freeze for meals down the road.  I tweaked my blog and answered 35 messages.  I wrote this blog post.  My husband and I planned out what we need to do the rest of the week.  I am calendared and scheduled – good to go!  I pretty well have this Monday under my belt.  How about you?

Get out there and be the best you can be!  Enjoy the day.  Save the world.  Let this Monday be the best ever!

ok monday


(Both images were found on Pinterest under: Monday inspiration).


About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Mondays are okay and great post 🙂

  2. I too put things on my phone calendar…and then snooze them when they ping to remind me. I snooze them some more and then realise that I’ve actually missed what I was supposed to do. Stupid is not the word!

  3. Monday, Monday…. When I dislike my job, Monday is the worst day of the week. When things are well at work, I don’t mind Mondays at all. Not my favorite day, but each day can be good or bad. 🙂

  4. Being a stay at home Mom and an introvert. I often find that Monday’s are my favorite day of the week. I crave the quiet time after a long hectic weekend and it gives me a chance to clean house without helpers underfoot. When everyone comes home from work and school I am ready to tackle everything head on.

  5. I, too, am a planner. On Monday I start a fresh page in the notebook I keep at my desk for one-off assignments. I copy in anything left from last week, then start working the list.

    At home I plan as well. I have projects going on and set up goals for the week. I have a healthy supply of 3×5 cards and that’s where a lot of my home lists reside.

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