Monday, January 11, 2010

You Know It's A Monday When . . .

It seems for years I've heard people complain about Mondays. Monday signals the end of the weekend and for most of us, that means back to the grind, etc. This can often be a daunting thought. And interesting things tend to happen on the first day of the week. Take today for example. I showed up an hour early for an appointment. The sweet young things behind the counter looked at me like I was totally senile. These are the moments that keep us humble. ;)

Last Monday I went grocery shopping and after unloading my cart, I realized I had left my wallet out in the car. Nice. Maybe I am senile. ;)

Songs have been written about the illustrious day known throughout the world as Monday. Here are some familiar lyrics by John Phillips of "Mamas & Papas" fame:

Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how could you leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time.

And there are numerous cartoons depicting the joy . . . or lack thereof of Monday:

So for today's blog post, I'm venturing two questions:

1) What can we do to make Mondays a more enjoyable time?

2) What are some of your favorite Monday faux pas?

P.S. Can I just say that it's awesome trying to be intelligent enough to write blog posts on Monday? =D


Anonymous said...

Oh, Mondays are my very FAVORITE day. I love them. I always think of them as a fresh start. Whatever I came short in, the week before, I can fix on Mondays.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Kim, that is a great way to look at things. Thanks for sharing your upbeat comment. ;)

Gale Sears said...

When I was little, Monday was always laundry day. For some reason my mom loved that day. She would gaily hum as she gathered the clothes. Though I don't follow the tradition of one laundry day in the week, I do love Mondays because of the memories of my happy mom and the smell of clean clothes.