January 05, 2009

Why I Love Mondays


I can already hear the "boos" and "hisses!" Please don't hate me ~ I know I am in the minority on this, but I just love Mondays. I think it has something to do with a brand new week stretching before me, filled to the brim with possibilities. A fresh start, a new beginning!! With the weekend there usually comes fun and a lot of unstructured time and I do love that. However, there is something in my soul that just craves routine. Okay, I'm hearing more "boos" out there:) Especially with all the craziness and clutter that Christmas brings, I think I feel like my life is "cluttered" and "crazy," as well, and I DO NOT like that feeling at all!

So this morning found me doing what I love to do in my home. After my quiet time I started on several loads of laundry, so right now I can hear the the washer and dryer humming along:) The floor has been swept and mopped, counters thoroughly cleaned, trash emptied, shined kitchen sink, (if you follow Fly Lady you know how important this is;)

started dinner prep
Made bread, rolls, and a cinnamon loaf ~ I wish you could smell how good it smells here right now........ And yes, I know I'm a messy cook:)

Started chopping ham for the pea soup we are having for dinner
Filled the fruit bowl with oranges ~ a healthy snack that is easy reach for my family;)
While I'm busy with my Monday morning chores I like to have some peppy music playing in the back ground and a yummy candle burning. This is my new fav~ it's called Cafe Au Lait~ funny thing is I don't like coffee at all, but I love the smell of it brewing. Go figure!!

Once I have everything clean and shiny I immediately start to feel better. (I think it's a "control" issue, y'all;) By the end of the day I'm tired, but it's a good tired. I have worked hard caring for my home, and I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing. Okay, I'm off to clean the den!
I won't even talk about how I feel about rainy days.....................................:)

15 comments:

Jackie said...

You are so right about the possibilities of a new week.

God bless.

Patty said...

I just love your love for life! The rolls looked so good and I cannot believe how shiny your sink is, I like my kitchen sink to be shiny and clean and my family thinks I am crazy. lol

I have to know what you think and or do on rainy days. :)

We are expecting a lot of rain tomorrow and I like to read or watch movies and of course have something good cooking for dinner.

Blessings,
Patty

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've just strolled into your charming blog for the first time. I agree...Monday always brings new wishes to be granted.
Homemade rolls with splitpea soup, YUM! What time is dinner? :)

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Mrs. C said...

May I come over to your house, pretty please? :)

Nan said...

I thought I was the only one that enjoyed Mondays! Something about the laundry going, decluttering the house and a good candle burning spreads a "calmness" through out. Guess I have a "control issue" too haha
Thanks for sharing......
Nanette

Arlene Grimm said...

I am with you Susan...I love routine and function much better when I have all my ducks in a row. I will have to look for that Yankee Candle...sounds like it would be one I would enjoy.

Michelle said...

I'm with you, Susan...I feel so much better when things are straightened up and uncluttered (especially right now - I seem to rest better).

Boy, do those rolls ever look delicious!

Have a wonderful week :)

xo
~Michelle

LBP said...

While I don't like Mondays (I work full time) I do love everything cleaned and uncluttered after Christmas. It gives me a peaceful feeling around our home.

Happy New Year

Blessings

Linda

jen said...

Mondays are a favorite around here too. Probably that's because The weekends are so busy for a Pastor & wife! :) My husband too likes the coffee smell but not the coffee and I only drink it once in a while I will have to check that one out. I fly lady but my 55+ yo sink never gets that shiny. It was nice to see yours! Jack is 5 today, so he gets to choose what's for dinner.
Happy day to you...

Happy @ Home said...

I can relate to this. I do better with structure and can get a lot more accomplished when I am the only one at home. Also I love that I can clean up and it stays that way - at least for a few hours.

I just finished the split pea soup I made last week. Love it. Did you make your rolls in the bread machine? They look scrumptious.

The candle sounds wonderful. I will have to check that one out.

Creations from my heart said...

I'm so glad you stopped by. I got to see another photo of your cute baby grandson. Isn't it a wonderful feeling when things are clean and the wash in running. My house is a mess. Christmas boxes everywhere. My goal is to have it clean before I leave for my son's basketball game. I better get a move on and stop blogging. I needed a break. I will return to see more. Blessings...Sherry

Sharon Kay said...

Susan............Just what time is dinner ready? I like you am happy to get back to what I call normal. The house is in order and all is well. I am having a giveaway so sign up when you have time.........and happy cleaning.

Mrs. U said...

Pea soup, rolls, cinnamon loaf.... and NO recipes???? SUSAN!!! Have mercy on us!! Would you pretty please share???

His,
Mrs. U

picketfencemom said...

Love this post...very inspirational! To borrow loosely from Anne...a new day with no mistakes...yet! That goes the same for a new week! LOL
Thanks for sharing and have a great EVERY day this week!
Hugs,
Amy

The Whites said...

You're not alone! I like Mondays too!
Your day sounds just perfect to me!

Blessings,
Mandy