Monday, Monday

 

Maybe I like to be predictable, you don’t know. It’s also rainy, but I was feelin more Monday, Monday.

Tra-la-laing into Monday morning is a bit more challenging than tra-la-laing into Friday evening.
Unless you hate your home life or only work weekends — I hate to generalize cause there’s always someone who has to be all, “Actually,” like an eight-year-old.
It was not a Feet Up Sunday, y’all. Wasn’t much of a feet up weekend at all. Oy. You’ll have that.

I drove the people all around, went to three homes, two grocery stores, six retail shops, and an ATM. I read all y’all’s blogs and Carrie Rubin’s new book. I put gas in my car, repotted three plants, cooked three meals, and did two loads of laundry. Also, because I love me, I mani-pedi’ed myself, bought myself a big iced coffee, and put fresh sheets on my bed.

There were snuggles, there was laughter, there was good sleep — but it was a lotta runnin round and at one point, I recall announcing, “I will be sitting on my sofa for five minutes!” I sat for eight minutes and nothing bad happened.

Still, here I am, bleary-eyed and bushy-haired, ready to Monday. I am motivated by coffee and the idea that next weekend is freeeeee!

Let’s make it great!

 

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55 Responses to Monday, Monday

  1. Up at the ungodly hour of 6:20 to take husband to the eye surgeon. It took almost 40 min. to go over the paperwork before I could leave. They said 3-4 hours, and they’ll call me. I need – and will take – a nap. 40 min! And I still don’t have his credit card back. Better not forget.

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    • joey says:

      For pity’s sake! I hope you got that nap in, Alicia! I don’t like to wake before 7, but I do it often. How’s he doing? How are you doing?
      Did you remember the credit card?

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      • Got the credit card. Got one nap – about to take another.

        He is unhappy because he didn’t get instant clear vision – unfortunately, that’s the eye that had the macular pucker, and it may never get a lot clearer, especially for close up work.

        I’ll drive him to the doctor for followup tomorrow – I think it’s too soon for him.

        Keep getting obstacles in the way; we’ll see how tomorrow goes.

        Thanks!

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        • joey says:

          Bless. I hope he does get SOME improvement. It is too soon. I feel like they should have told him that, too.

          Best of luck for tomorrow, all around.

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          • Thanks, Joey. We’re feeling a little shell-shocked.

            But I’m SO glad we’re not waiting to move until we’re even older. None of the kids would be able to be here for long, and it will be more of a nightmare to move every day.

            Had another almost two-hour nap. One thing at a time.

            Fiction writing is a distant and improbably memory. Escept that I can see my name on the spine of a book at Amazon. The actual copies I have are nowhere to be found. Yet!

            And we keep labeling more boxes with ‘Heirlooms – to California’ which just means they will have to be hand sorted and repacked.

            Could be worse!

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            • joey says:

              You’ll find your books! πŸ™‚
              You’re doing it, you’re really doing it. It’s happening.

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              • They just called to tel us they will be showing up between 7 and 8 to do our missing floors. We are not pleased at the hour, ESPECIALLY since someone called us earlier to say they would be here between 10 and 2, a MUCH better time.

                Didn’t ask; just told. True, it will be over. But after they’ve been messing around with this for almost a month, not even a little courtesy? Sheesh.

                Shell-shocked, I tell ye. Shell-shocked.

                Nothing more ‘happening’ than shell-shocked.

                And after trying to get a certain person to answer our questions for three days, I finally tried an alternate route, emailed instead of leaving the requested voice mails, got an apology and exactly what we needed – clearly in a screenshot – so she’s forgiven. Chase Bank is not.

                I know the books are… somewhere. Createspace will make me more any time I want them – after putting me through ‘prove your copyright’ hell. Don’t get me started!

                I am getting lots of practice at keeping my tongue under control when mad, but let it out at the Chase incompetents (politely) yesterday.

                Vanguard – high marks.

                Thanks for letting me let off some steam.

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                • joey says:

                  Any time. Sometimes the things just need to be said.
                  I’ll be calling a woman tomorrow. She gave me incorrect information, and since she works at the fire department and is the go-to, she needs to give people correct information. Further research and many phone calls later, I know what she needs to tell people. It is not my job to call her back and tell her, but I consider it a professional courtesy and good citizenry.
                  I would advise you to contact Chase in any manner, to file a complaint for the next person’s sake.

                  While I am glad your floors are probably done today? I’m shaking my head at the hour they TOLD you they’d finish. :/

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              • Oh, and I thought it was Thursday, and I’d missed another (self-imposed, but still) deadline – to discover I have two more days!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Odd that the thing I’m most impressed with was that in the midst of all that crazy, you repotted plants. Sorry the weekend closed in on you – I hope nothing squeezes its way onto the weekend calendar – guard the #free48 (as Cheryl Pennington says).

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    • joey says:

      My plants rebelled when I went to work full time. (OR they needed to be repotted and I waited too long.) I lost two over the winter. 😦
      I like the “Guard the #free48.” I’ll keep that in my lingo. Thanks!

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  3. Happy Monday, Joey! I too had not only a busy weekend but a busy week. Gotta cram in all the nice weather while I have it to cram. Enjoy your day!!! 😍😍😍

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  4. loisajay says:

    Go forth and be great, Joey! Have a good week.

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  5. orbthefirst says:

    My weekend was blah-tastic. No appointments so far this week though, so everythings looking fine so far. Happy Monday joey! πŸ™‚

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  6. Benson says:

    Now that is a good song. I was gonna post that other Monday song by the Carpenters but that song is such a downer. I couldn’t do it. Have a glorious week.

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  7. Carrie Rubin says:

    Some weekends are like that. The fact you squeezed in time to read my book makes my Monday a great one. Thank you and have a great week! 😊

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  8. scr4pl80 says:

    What a busy weekend. Repotting plants is a big job by itself to me. I had a similar one, actually a rather busy week last week as our youngest came home from college and we painted her room which took three days, bought her a new bed and then moved her. Lots of unusual activity for these old bones and muscles and today I’m a bit sore. Next weekend is clear for us too so maybe just some crafting!

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    • joey says:

      Fun, but ooh, that’s a lot of work! Moo wants to paint her room this summer. It’s been five years, it’s not like I should make her wait until she gets her own place, buuuuut, I am makin her wait til next month! lol
      I totally understand about the sudden, brutal use of muscles in painting and moving! I hope you get your crafting weekend next time πŸ™‚

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  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    For a busy weekend, your’s sounded pretty good πŸ™‚
    Happy Monday, Joey!

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  10. Productive weekend for me. Pretty happy with my writing projects. Sunday we had my son bring the grandkids over for a nice barbecue.

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    You got a lot more done than I did! Have a great week!

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  12. Luanne says:

    I don’t know about great. Hoping to make it though. You have a good week.

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  13. If anyone wants you to drive them somewhere next weekend, just go on strike, hide the car keys, lock your door, have iced coffee and food delivered. Tell the whole family that next weekend is a ‘chill weekend’ – you earned it. πŸ™‚

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  14. Bill says:

    When people ask me, “Did you do anything fun this weekend?” I always look at them quizzically for two reasons. Maybe I did and can’t remember. Or, I see all days as “weekends” cuz retired. I do low profile most weekends as that’s when all the wannabe-retired folks need the room. But, I recall liking Mondays when I worked cuz I worked more on weekends. Sometimes it was fun. Happy Monday, y’all.

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  15. LOL! You have such a wicked sense of humor. The Momma’s and Poppa’s. Good music.

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  16. Anxious Mom says:

    I didn’t do a damn thing on Saturday other than laze around in my PJs and watch “Friends.” My husband took the kids to a birthday party which I opted out of because of my foot (heehee, might as well take advantage and avoid people), but later sorta regretted it when my husband told me they made fruity rum drinks.

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    • joey says:

      AWESOME! Good for you!
      Lemme tell ya, Moo has been on an ‘anything cran’ drink lately, but this last week she got this concoction of mango cran peach or somethin — I dunno, all I can think when I try these things is “Needs rum.” LOL

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  17. Ally Bean says:

    Very busy you were. I’m glad that you got at least 8 minutes of peace. I often find that the idea of mellow weekend is enough to get me through a week. Of course a great week before a mellow weekend is even better. *fingers crossed*

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  18. JoAnna says:

    I’m detecting some anticipation of relaxation! Catch those couch minutes whenever you can!

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  19. Good Lord your week-end was busy doin stuff I do during the week cause I want to play on Saturday and Sunday! I am standing giving you a HUGE FULL SALUTE! Do you see me? I hope so cause Woman you are the Bomb!
    I clean house…sort of on Monday and Tuesday, and pick up and straighten the rest of week days, and do laundry before Saturday so I can play …that means go hiking and do photography with my best tool; my camera all. week-end. long! I don’t clean and dust as thoroughly as I did when I was young. My attitude today is if you care that much about dust in the house, and dishes in the sink go fuck yourself. I want to play! Life is too short! I’m 61 Bloody years old/ I don’t have much time left!! I WANT TO PLAY AND ENJOY EVERY DAMN MINUTE! DUST. Dishes in the sink. Who the fuck cares? You dust and do dishes. I’ll play cause at the end of the day the dust and dishes will still be there waiting, but fun, and doing what you love…doesn’t! LIVE WHILE YOU CAN!

    Even when my kids were little/at home with sports I would work around the house all week so I could enjoy cheering on the kids at their sports, and be there for He-Man when was competing in a Marathon, Triathlon, Century or Double Century Ride.

    It’s all changed now. The kids are gone, He-Man has had to quit competing because of a ruptured Patella tendon…he hates that, but I am free to do my thing! Thankfully they love me and are cheering me on. I sure hope your family was cheering you on for that mani-pedi, and couch sitting!
    I sure am!

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  20. Amy says:

    That sounds like very busy weekend. I was putting the house back in order after company, but I had lots of lazy lounging thrown in there too.

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  21. Matt Roberts says:

    Yeah, I regularly schedule nothing. As in, I’m doing nothing and no, I don’t want to do something. I know how to do something, and if I’m not doing something, it’s cause I wanna do nothing.

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