Posts Tagged "Monday"

It’s MONDAY!!!! (Yes, I Really Did Need 4 Exclamation Points)

Dear Kid,

On today's to-do list: Monday. Get 'er done. DearKidLoveMom.comOnce again, Monday has rolled around. Which means it’s time to dive into our normal Monday routines.

So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership. ― Julio Alexi Genao

The problem with today is that it follows a day from which an hour was unceremoniously removed. (Maybe there was a ceremony. If there was, I wasn’t invited.)

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it. ~Richard Whately

Which means that in addition to the standard Monday-ness of the day, I’m extra tired because (of course) I removed one of the hours normally reserved for sleeping rather than one of the hours normally reserved for being awake and eating meals.

I’d like mornings better if they started later. ~Author Unknown

Perhaps you were clever enough to get to sleep early last night in order to be ready for the beginning of the week. I was not. Between snuggling the Puppy, listening to Pi practice different accents (NOT something to add to her skill list), and the aforementioned eating, somehow I was up later than I’d planned to be. Watching NCIS reruns was not really optional.

If each day is a gift, I’d like to know where to return Mondays.

Here’s hoping you have a most wonderful today.

Love, Mom

P.S. Happy Pi Day! (No, I didn’t forget. Read about it here and here. And here.)

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It’s My Fault the Bengals Lost | I’m So Sorry

Dear Kid,

Turns out yesterday really was a Monday. I know this because the calendar said so. Also because I spilled my coffee (twice). And because the Bengals lost.

Before you jump to “But the Bungles are supposed to lose. That’s what they do!” let me remind you that this year they had forgotten they were supposed to lose and were 8-0. Branching out. Trying new things. It was beautiful to behold.

Except for last night.

I take full responsibility. Not only did I spill my coffee (twice) [I really should have been more careful before a Monday night game], but I fell asleep. Zonked during the fourth quarter when I clearly should have been paying attention.

Woke up to the horrible news that if only I’d spilled a little more coffee into me and a little less everywhere else, I might have stayed awake long enough to ensure victory.

I thought Marvin and the team had it under control. I let them down. I let fans down. I let my eyelids down. And I really am sorry.

But we’re still 8-1 which is pretty dang awesome and I’ll do my best to lead the team to victory (from the couch) going forward.

Love, Mom

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5 Incredible Facts About Mondays

Dear Kid,

Mondays are very interesting animals.

When you Google Monday, you find all kinds of interesting facts.

Like: “According to a study by Marmite in 2011, the average person in the UK does not smile on a Monday until 11.16am.”

I can’t figure out how they got to 11:16, but I find it fascinating.

Most of the facts I found about Monday are both depressing and questionable (like 11:16am).

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Mondays because they begin with morning. An early morning. And they’ve convinced a whole bunch of other early mornings to follow them.

But right after the early morning comes coffee, which is when the day starts to get better. A LOT better (aren’t you glad I didn’t say “a latte” better?).

I searched for some happy Monday facts; they don’t exist.

No one ever did anything great without an occasional Monday. DearKidLoveMom.comBeing the kind of Mom I am, I decided to create some happy Monday facts. Since I’m putting them on the internet, they must be true. Here are 5 Incredible Facts About Mondays.

  1. Monday is the day of the week you are least likely to step in dog poop on your way to lunch.
  2. French toast tastes especially good on Monday.
  3. Diets begun on a Monday are at least as likely to be successful as diets begun on any other day of the week.
  4. Every great week starts with a Monday.
  5. No one ever did anything great without an occasional Monday.

Also, Monday is an anagram of ‘dynamo’. (I didn’t make that one up.)

Here’s to a Great Monday.

Love, Mom

Mondays are better with Be sure to share!

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How You Feel About Mondays Says a Lot About How You Feel About Life

Dear Kid,

Once again we have rounded the weekly corner and it is Monday.

For some people, Mondays are to be dreaded as they involve going back to school or work and returning to the weekday routine.

How you feel about Mondays says a lot about how you feel about your life. DearKidLoveMom.comFor other people, Mondays are to be celebrated as they involve going back to school or work and returning to the weekday routine.

And for still others, Mondays are simply Mondays.

For the Puppy, Mondays are exciting because every day is exciting. One of the great things about dogs is they have a very low bar for excitement. Morning! Fantastic. Air molecules! How wonderful!

How you feel about Mondays has a great deal to do with how you feel about your life in general. When you’re in a good place, Mondays may not be the Best of All Possible Things, but they are generally not hideous. When you’re life is not all it needs to be, Mondays can be pretty bad.

If you’re happy today is Monday, YAY! Happy Monday, and may you have a wonderful week.

If you’re not happy to find yourself facing another Monday, take a look at your life and think about what you might be able to change to make Mondays more bearable. After all, Mondays constitute 1/7 of your life. That’s a lot of time to dread.

Happy Birthday! DearKidLoveMom.comAnd if you should be lucky enough for this particular Monday to be your birthday, then you are a very lucky bunny indeed. And I hope it is an exceptionally wonderful birthday.

Love, Mom

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The Weekend, Monday, and Stay Safe in the Storm

Dear Kid,


Another weekend disappeared as if Dumbledore had pointed his wand and said an incantation.

Time is weird. Some days seem to take forever, some take forever to get here, some go by at a normal pace, and sometimes – blip! – it seems as if you blink and they’re gone.

For us, this weekend wasn’t really anything spectacular. In fact, it was the plainest of the plain, the most routine of all weekends.

Stay safe in the storm. DearKidLoveMom.comI can’t remember a single thing we did (except registering Pi for classes for her senior year. That was an Adventure in Creative Scheduling and Rationalization. Turns out she wants to take far more than there are slots in the day. Add in sports and work and being Pi and….we decided she needs to talk to her counselor.).

Monday is named for the moon (Moon Day). In this part of the world, the moon is hiding behind clouds. In the northeast, the moon took one look at the storm, decided it was being upstaged, and went to visit Jupiter for a few days.

Stay safe if you’re in Marcus’ path!

Today is Clean Out Your Computer Day (you’re supposed to get rid of old files and whatnot). That seems to fall under the “Yeah, Right” category. My computer will have to remain cluttered for another year.

Hope you have a memorable day.

Love, Mom

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