Monday, September 15, 2014

Just Another Manic Monday

Oh Monday, you never cease to claw at our door. You’re our weekend hangover. You make us drag ourselves out of bed with your incessant to-do lists.

Except my cousin Sonia, who is the only person I know who loves Mondays.

Manic? Maybe.

Instead of being oppressive, perhaps it can offer opportunity. A new day, a new week, and – as I tell the boys – this is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it and let’s OWN this day.

So, a few things I’m looking forward to this week:

1. The boys have half days all this week due to parent-teacher conferences. That means I don’t have to pack lunches! You have no idea how happy that makes me. It’s the little things.

2. Those half days will also give me extra time to take the boys to the library, get the car washed, visit the dentist, and take the boys to get haircuts. These chores may seem burdensome but they are necessary and help me feel productive and accomplished (see “to-do lists” above).

3. Thursday night we have our bi-monthly young couples’ Bible study. I love these people. I love their enthusiasm, their opinions, their questions, and their friendships.

4. I’m starting a board game exchange with a friend, where we’ll trade board games every week. New ways to have fun with the boys without spending a dime. Today we’re exchanging Twister for Quirkle.

5. Every week I think I have nothing going on – how will I fill my time? And yet things continually come up. This is good and bad, as I’m not a go-with-the-flow type of person by nature. But God is working on me to be flexible despite my need for structure. 

What are you looking forward to this week?

OK, I’m getting off my shoebox now.


  1. I also like Mondays. My Dad always said they're a fresh start and each Monday morning, I try to hear him telling me that as I'm getting ready.
    I'm looking forward to cooking dinner for friends tonight. Have a good week!

    1. Love that, Rachel! I wish we lived closer so you could cook me dinner, too! (I'd bring dessert, although those pumpkin scones you made look AMAZING!)

    2. That would be so fun - the scones did come out good! ;)