Mondays and I have had a love-hate relationship in the past. My exchanges with people run something like this:

“Hey, how’s it going, Michelle?”

“Feels like a Monday.”


In other words, I sounded like a cross between Eeyore of Winnie the Pooh and Snuffleupagus on Sesame Street. Mondays. Woe is me.

I’m trying to turn it around, but after tossing and turning most of last night, I had dreams of my word count on the NaNoWriMo meter dropping precipitously towards zero. I started running through all the things that I would, by some miracle, have to accomplish in one day. It’s a heavy work day – much to do to catch up from last week’s Halloween-palooza and the family plague, of which I am now the last carrier. I have manuals to write and costs to estimate. And naturally, more words to write.

I have, somewhere in the landscape of my mind, imagined that Monday done right will make the rest of the week a glorious jaunt into productivity and vitality. This is from a current perspective that rides,  in balance, on sleep deprivation and caffeine. That’s optimism for you. I’m going with it. Hope your Monday is glorious. If not, there’s always Tuesday.

11 thoughts on “TGIM

  1. NaNoWriMo does wild things to people. Good thing I can’t participate as I write shorts, and no interest in writing a novel. You people get MAD!!! 🙂 I hope you enjoy yourself. I love Mondays which I know is not the norm. New beginnings!


    1. It’s all how you frame it! We need “happy Monday” people to balance the rest of us out!

      I’m digging the novel writing, but it is definitely a challenge, since all I wrote before were short stories.


    2. I’ve tried my hand at a novel too, but I prefer short stories and essays. I wish I could be motivated to do NaNoWriMo. It would take me a month just to come up with an idea. I’m a procrastinator too. Maybe next November…….?


  2. You’re like Garfield, he also hated mondays. It’s mostly because of him that I started to hate mondays too. But, reading Garfield on a monday-morning brought me a smile and that’s how I learned to like (like’s a big word, more like not care enough to hate) mondays again.

    But then there’s still sunday…

    On a different note: do you have a blogroll (is that (—>) community widget a blogroll? Would you like to exchange links?


    1. I don’t yet have a blogroll and would love to exchange links, but I’ll have to do some reformatting of my page later to make that happen. Thanks for thinking of this blog for yours!

      And I decided that I’m still not that fond of Mondays.


  3. Yeah, NaNo can do weird things to people. I found myself at work today staring off into space trying to think of ways to tie the two time periods in my story together, at least the two that are written; there will be more. But my attitude on Mondays is that I get to go somewhere that they like me and pay me money for being there. 🙂


    1. That is the drawback of working from home. I go nowhere, so the “list” looms large. I’m not handling it well, with a foot in both worlds and will be glad to fully commit to writing. Although I know that has its own hazards, but I hope to start a writers’ group next year to counter the solitary confinement.


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