Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank God it's Monday

This is the day most dreaded and always the most rewarding. It's impossible to get out of bed , even with 36 hours sleep. It's even harder to make the coffee, step in the shower and think of something to wear . There's a feeling of doom. Many times I get up, have my coffee and then get back into bed.....for 20 minutes unless I actually fall asleep.

Once showered,dressed and subway bound , the day's magic starts to take hold. The activity and hordes of people are a natural stimulant and I find myself getting slightly excited to get the day going. The office is buzzing when I walk in which allows me to catch the first wave. No wading out to deep water, it's plenty deep the moment I walk through the door.

One thing leads to another, to an appointment, calls, emails, problems, problems solved and some new problems coming up behind for good measure. Before I know it, I see progress and it's suddenly 3:00 pm. That's the real beauty of Monday. It tends to fly. A look at the calendar to see what the rest of the week has in store sets me up for the next commitment to the day. That is going out for a bit of mental exercise. Very important for starting the week. It's a way to order what was last week and make way for this one. Once that's done, I take the train home and walk slowly to my haven of coziness.

Once there, I light some candles, set the oh so important lighting, turn on the Bossa Nova and make a big mug of tea. Off come the clothes and then a bit of stretching and physical exercise before dinner. This is by far the best part of the day. I push myself in ways I never thought possible and surprise myself that I'm capable of such exertions at my age. But the feeling is so satisfying that I wish I could muster the discipline to do the same everyday after work.
After a light dinner, off to bed and my book of the moment, Dorothy Parker Short Stories, and lights out at 11:00. As I drift off, I think about how I dreaded the day, but in the end every inch of me is warm, relaxed and ready for the rest of the week. It's probably exactly the same for you.


Anonymous said...

Well I was relaxing right along with you by the end of your Monday journey. But on this particular Monday night, I have shifted to watching President Obama's news conference. The economic news is not good, but, oh, how thankful I am that this capable, intelligent man is in charge. So, yes, thank god it's Monday! And thank god for competent leadership!

Fluff Chance said...

Well I did the very same thing...broke the routine for a little (HUGE) something special. Was so impressive and a reminder that this isn't just a dream. President Obama is REAL, and the one that came before him is a bad dream long forgotten. Also, he's so cool to watch, charismatic,smart and attractive!