Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Monday gets a bad rap, don't you think? I've found I like them much more than I used to. When I was working, I very much disliked Mondays. After spending all weekend with my husband and kids, Monday was a snap back to reality. It was the first of three days during the week that I wouldn't see my kids all day, just a little bit in the morning and again after work. You'd think it would get easier the longer I did it, but the whole weekend-Monday cycle would come around, and the adjustment would throw me into the Monday blues all over again.

Now that I'm a SAHM, Mondays are a good day. Sunday at our house isn't usually the "day of rest" it's meant to be. With my husband spending much of his day at church in his current service assignment, I don't get to see him much, and I don't get much rest during the day either. So, when Monday comes around, that's my recovery day. On a typical Monday, here is what I do:

  • Exercise (which doesn't happen on Sundays, and usually only happens briefly on Saturdays).
  • Put stuff away that was dragged out or tossed aside over the weekend.
  • Making a new to-do list (I love lists!) of all that I need and want to get accomplished that week.
  • Enjoy the thought of eating leftovers from a delicious Sunday dinner and not cooking anything too involved.
  • Plan the night's Family Home Evening lesson and make treats with the kids.
  • Go through the mail and/or my "stack" of stuff in my little corner of the kitchen counter (Doesn't everyone have a stack? Please tell me yes.).
So it doesn't sound too exciting, but for someone like me who needs order, it starts my week off on the rightfoot! What do you do on a Monday?


  1. Monday is my recovery day too. Although, I like the pace of yours better. :) And, yes, we all have that little stack...

  2. I sit in a stupor.... And make lists just like you! And if I don't exercise on Monday, the week just doesn't start off right. I love Fridays even better, though! Happy Friday!