There’s something about Mondays….
You either love ’em or hate ’em.
I fell into the hate camp when I was still working in an accounting. Quite why it took me 10 years to realize that this was a clue that I might just have been in the wrong job is still a bit of a mystery to me. My husband knew that he had to take cover on Sunday evenings when the inevitable black gloom descended and there was barely a Monday when I didn’t wake up with that ‘oh nooooo’ feeling.
Today things are very different. I love Mondays. Things are usually in chaos after the weekend and Monday is my get things done day. I have no idea why, but I always get twice as much done on a Monday than on any other day, I always have. Somehow it’s always a fresh day, a clean slate, rolling up my sleeves and cracking on. It’s laundry day (am I an old-fashioned girl, or what?), cleaning and tidying the house day and even on days when I’m mainly doing (paid) work, somehow in the half hour housework breaks I give myself every couple of hours I seem to make huge amounts of progress.
On Mondays I always end up with a contented, job well done happy housewife feeling. I know a lot of feminists out there would probably cut my head off for saying this, but there is a great deal of pleasure to be had from a clean and tidy house and the feeling that things are under control.
Monday is also Meatless Monday – which doesn’t go down very well with a certain young carnivore of my acquaintance. Tonight we’re having chestnut and sage soup with home-made croutons and cheesy polenta with tomato sauce. The young man in question may have a nervous breakdown, but I’m consoling myself with the fact that it’s good for him, good for the environment and maybe, just maybe, all the exciting things I serve up on Mondays are broadening his palate. Although maybe not…this is the boy who, faced with the most unimaginably delicious buffets ever in the Maldives, ate pasta with meat sauce twice a day for 10 days!
Tomorrow I hope to make it to the sewing machine and have something to show you!
Until then, wishing you all a happy Monday!