Monday, March 2, 2015

monday be like burnt toast and fried coffee.

I feel bad for Monday. It's like January and autumn and the first stall in women's bathrooms. It's a thing, a necessity because what would a week be with only six days, but it's not celebrated or beloved, only annoying and here as a fact of life. 

The first Monday of a new month feels different though, more Monday-ish, more full of madness and chaos and unpredictabilities. It smells like burnt toast and the insane and unprecedented worries that I'm having a stroke. It tastes like fried coffee, black and bitter beyond any sugar and creamer's repair. It's a bad-hair-day complete with frizzy ends and an I-have-nothing-to-wear-day because rain isn't my friend and billing-customers-for-the-work-we-did-last-month-day. 

Sometimes I stop feeling bad for Monday and I feel bad for myself because Monday is happening to me whether I like it or not. I feel bad my little soul must work hard to survive it. I look at my To Do list and hang my shoulders in defeat while making little moping noises similar to Hazel's take-me-on-a-walk whines. Sometimes I sit at my desk and wave an invisible white flag, hoping Monday will have pity on me and tell me to go home and sleep it off. Alas, days do not talk to us or grant us pardon, and I must go on. 

This Monday, this first Monday in the March of 2015, is destined to be different. I'm going to dress in something like skinny jeans and a sweater, clothe myself in prettiness and productivity, sporting the turquoise spike earrings that came in the mail last week, tying my converse tight around my striped socks. And I'm going to smile as I sip my coffee. 

Because Monday you aren't my cup of tea. But today, this Monday, with it's burnt smell and bitter taste, ain't no thing to mess up my week. It's a foundation, a beginning, a fresh start. It's a day who gets a hard time and mean looks. Today I will welcome Monday warmly, bringing Monday in for a tight embrace and coffee date. I will let my soul love on her like it would on an old friend having a tough time. 

And Monday, she will repay me with all her kindnesses. 

20 comments:

  1. I wish I could take on this mentality every Monday. You're such a force to be reckoned with.

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  2. I always celebrate autumn and the first stall is my preferred stall. So there!
    Also, I don't think I will ever be #TeamMonday. But I could easily be #TeamMondayAfternoonNap


    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  3. I hope you're kicking Monday's butt!

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  4. Oh girl, I loooove some autumn. But that's another discussion. There's something promising about today though, I'm still on my couch in pajamas and will have to sleep soon for work tonight, but something feels promising. There's more hope to be grasped than there was yesterday. March is going to be good. It may not be what I expect, but I know it will be good.

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  5. burnt coffee... is THE WORST EVER. but this was a perfect read for as im finally letting monday be monday this evening :)

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  6. this is really beautifully written and hope you were repaid with kindness on this fine, march 2015 monday!

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  7. I NEVER GO IN THE FIRST STALL EITHER. But that's not the point. TAKE THAT MONDAY. You have defeated it.

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  8. I should frame this for motivation on a Monday. Love! <3

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  9. Girl, this is going to be one of those posts I read over and over and over again. Yes, over and over and over. Because this is my mentality, almost always. Especially with the spring forward time change happening to us. :)

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  10. GIRL, how did I not know these things about you!?!? I enjoy autumn once it's here, but the transition challenges me because HOT then COLD the HOT and I just don't love that. :) I do love that it's when our anniversary happens! :)

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  11. What is it about some Mondays that start beautifully and fun? And others that just come on in and kick you hard in the knees and drag you terribly from now until tomorrow does you a favor and comes? I mean, ugh. :) But tomorrow, again, Monday will be GOOD. Because I said so! :)

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  12. YES. TAKE THAT! (And now to try and repeat that attitude tomorrow!)

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  13. YES. Monday Goals. Oh my, this could be a new little saying for myself. :)

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  14. Literally, the worst. And so, sometimes, are my Mondays. But NO MORE. :)

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  15. Thank you! :) The Monday mindset is no longer allowed to be a whatever, chip on my shoulder feeling, that's what I've decided for myself. :)

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  16. NEVER. NEVER NEVER NEVER. Because it's just too weird for me to be right there, right away! ;)

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  17. Well that would be an honor among honors! :)

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