Monday, February 8, 2010



It is 6:52pm.
I have not showered.
Or dusted.

I did take care of the bathroom situation, and was forced to deal with the floor because couscous was on the dinner menu tonight. 

Apparently my Monday motivation only extends to early afternoon. 
Who knew?

Original Post:

It's not a very popular opinion, but I'm going to go ahead and share with you guys that I like Mondays.

Weird, huh?

Not sure what it is, but I am much more motivated on Monday than on any other day of the week.
After taking a weekend break from most of the housework, I find that I'm eager to jump in and get things settled and cleaned on Monday.

I'm ready to take on the world, one load of laundry at a time.
Nothing can deter me.

Not this mess on the floor under the kids' chairs

Not the desperate need for a dust-busting

Not...whatever it is that happened in the kids' bathroom

Not checking on Derek when he's supposed to be napping and seeing this face that says, "I wouldn't put money on me actually sleeping Mom."

Nope. I will handle it all. And by the end of the day this place will be whipped into shape.

Today I punched a little harder at kickboxing class, I got my volunteer work at the church accomplished, I'm going to get some Bible study homework done, and just maybe I'll take a shower before 4pm.

On a Monday I can change the world.

As far as the rest of the week, well, I'm lucky if I can change the sheets.

Anniversary Announcement!

It's been one month since the 8-Minute Abs Revolution Resolution, which now goes by that name. 

I haven't missed a day yet. Also, somewhere under the layer(s) of adipose tissue on my abdomen, I think my stomach muscles are getting stronger. 

But my kickboxing instructor said that it took 6 months of daily ab workouts to see some visible results, so I'm sticking with it. 

If you could see her abs you'd take her word for it, too. 

Anyone out there still Starbucks eligible?? 


I will leave you with this Deep Thought by Jack Handy Erin

Today during kickboxing class, the song Hip to be Square by Huey Lewis & the News came on.

I thought to myself, if it is actually hip to be square, then what am I doing taking a kickboxing class?

I can accomplish that with some ice cream.

Thank you, this has been your Deep Thought moment of the day.


thelumberjackswife said...

I have not missed a day! Woo Hoo Woo Hoo Woo Hoo.

I have lost one inch! But that might be with 30 day shred's help, too. :)

Jennifer said...

Ugh! I missed Friday... I totally meant to do it when I got home from graduation that night but I was sooooo sick I had to go straight to bed. I think you should give us 3 "freebies". Right? ;)

Laanykidsmom said...

I like Mondays too, when I can kick 4 people out of the house, back to work and school, and it's just me and the 5 year old and I can hopefully recover the house from the weekend. Sometimes I get a little sidetracked and all I accomplish is a couple loads of laundry (not all folded and put away, of course), supper and a blog post. Oh well.

Erin said...

I guess I have to start now. 6 wks today. Do I just google 8 min abs?

You still did more yesterday than I did.

Rachel said...

I HATE cous cous nite. I have stopped feeding it to my child. Well, I've noticed if I give him a bowl instead, it works better but I still find it through the entire house. Damn stuff. Oh, and you've inspired me with the ab thing. I've been doing sit ups...every day. No need for 8 whole minutes. Don't shoot me. 50 or so sit ups a day cuts me :) You don't know my address, do you?