Monday Monday

Tell Me Something Good:  June 6, 2017

Monday Monday by The Momas and the Popas

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin´, Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee
That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me

Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin´ you gave me no warnin´ 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
A-you can find me cryin´ all of the time

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin´, Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee
That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin´ all of the time

Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won´t go away
Monday, Monday, it´s here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday

So today is Monday.  To most of the world it’s the beginning of the work week or school week.  I never bought into the Monday Blues especially since I loved school and I worked as an RN for over 30 years.  My work week started on any day of the week.  The same for my weekends.  They were not always on Saturday and Sunday.

So, since I have spent most of my life living a very strange week, here’s some advice.

Monday is just a day.  It is 24 hours long just like every other day in the week.  There is no reason to believe it is anything more or less.  It has always been my experience that you can choose not to fall into the pitfalls of such societal ideas.  Nothing  is written in stone to change your good humor and mood because the day is Monday. So, throw out those cranky pants ideas about Mondays and have a wonderful day.

“You think Mondays are bad? Try working weekends, holidays and 12 hour nights!”  Many nurses I have worked with over the years.  🙂

 

 

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Baking Cookies

Daily Prompt:  Uniform

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Image borrowed from http://ediblecraftsonline.com/christmas/index.htm

Do you bake Christmas cookies?  I hate to admit this, but I am the worlds worst cookie maker.  See how pretty these cookies look?  Mine are never this nice.  I can’t even manage to get my chocolate chip cookies to be uniform in shape and size.  How pathetic is that?

Through the years I worked at night.  So when it came time for holiday baking, my husband would bake the cookies with my kids.  They hated when I was home to join in because I made such a mess of the cookies.  I can bake pies, cakes, but I just don’t have the magic touch for cookies.

When Gary and I married, his mother gave me all of the cookie recipes she had made over the years.  Many of them were from Gary’s grandmother.  I tried to make them the first year we were married.  My husband, what a trooper, never complained once about the terrible cookies I made for him.  The next year when I had moved to nights at the hospital, he was just a little too anxious to take over the Christmas cookie baking.

When my oldest grew up she began baking the cookies with her dad.  Once or twice I attempted to help and was told that I could line the cookie sheets with parchment paper and the tins that we kept them in for storage.

Absolutely everyone I know can make beautiful, delicious cookies.  I’m not sure where I was when that talent was handed out, but I sure missed the boat.  So after all these years I have decided to forgo the task of cookie baking and just be a taster.

Wanda

Whole30 Cookbook Preview: One-Pan Herb-Crusted Roasted Salmon With Roasted Broccoli Steak — The Whole30® Program

This is delicious and so good for you.  🙂

There is so much to love about this recipe from The Whole30 Cookbook. It makes the most of fresh, wild-caught salmon fillets, which are in season right now. It’s bursting with spring flavor, featuring herbs and citrus. And most important, it’s a quick, weeknight-friendly dish that only requires one pan. In celebration of salmon season,…

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Choosing Kindness

Week 5| Choosing Kindness

It’s week 5 in the 2017 Kindness Challenge. I’ll be posting what I have learned at the end of the week.

The Richness of a Simple Life

Attention Kindness Challenge participants!

In this post, you’ll find:

  • this week’s theme prompt & exercise
  • video showing the ripple effect of kindness
  • the reflection post prompt questions for this week

If you haven’t signed up for the challenge yet and would like details about the challenge, click here.

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