Monday, November 30, 2015

Okay Monday, you win

This is what I thought as I lay in bed this morning a full hour after my alarm went off (oops): "Okay Monday, you win."

But then things didn't go so badly. You see, I have decided to let Monday be what it is. What it invariably is is a day full of computer work to catch up from the weekend. My inbox can be staggering and there are always more questions from the online courses.

But today, though there were a lot of them, the questions were excellent. I made a video for someone because I realized my original explanation wasn't all that clear. I think it helped. I made some new illustrations and this evening I'm going to make a video about how to do a set-in that a student has been struggling with for a week. Sometimes the only thing that works is video.

I had a lovely email from a gentleman who wanted to get his wife a tapestry course for Christmas, and then he did! (I hope she is thrilled. There is nothing like a partner who understands a good fiber fix for the holidays.)

I got a flat tire on the way home from the post office, but it was just as I was pulling into the driveway. Serendipity or a message from the universe? (This old Volkswagen is NOT going to get new tires for Christmas.)

The day I decided to let Monday be itself and stopped fighting it by wishing it to be something that perhaps contained some time at a loom, Mondays started going a lot better. I still have to change the flat, but that old car and I know how to get it done.


8 comments:

  1. It sounds like you found the answer to Mondays. It's just another day in the week. Good luck with the ol' VW.

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    1. Thanks Michele! I'm just a little sad about the old car. I'm going to get a new one of course... but the flat tire was perhaps a good way of pushing me that way.

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    2. I know what you mean, Rebecca. I had a Chevy Blazer I purchased brand new back in 1989 in So. California. I loved that car. In 2007 we moved (in it) to Texas to be closer to family. It never gave me any trouble until 2006 when the AC decided not to work. I had that fixed numerous times and when we got to Texas it crapped out again and so I had to let her go. On the bright side, I love my 2009 Rav 4. Her name is Karen and she and I have a great relationship too. So, you will find your next car (love) and have a new and wonderful relationship with it too.

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  2. Oh, Mondays! We're self-employed. We should have this down! But after 35 years I still struggle and get a bit down on Sunday evenings.

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    1. It took me awhile to notice the Sunday-night blues. I used to work in places where I didn't work Monday-Friday so I never associated Sunday evenings with feeling a bit off. Now I understand. Mondays are just the day that the least-favorite work must be done. But it is still good to do it!

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  3. Oh how I love your blog posts! Monday's to seem to be the most difficult day of the week to get through! I do admire your strength to stay away from emails and business on your weekends ... You are strong!

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    1. Don't I wish Donna! I never manage to stay off the computer. But I do try hard to cut down the time drastically on the weekends. It certainly helps!

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  4. Great post!!! Just what I needed! Thanks! :)

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