Monday’s are what you make them. The first day after a full weekend. The beginning of another lucrative week…. more opportunities to engage in a fun activity with my child/children. I’ve kinda always seen them as a fresh start – a new beginning. I can remember thinking in high school about my grades, or a certain class in the aspect of weeks. “Last week – not so good, this week I will do better”. And even when I have a bad Monday I try not to mind because my old saying about things starting badly goes something like this “I don’t mind when a day (week/event/class/project etc) starts badly because then I got it out of the way early on and the rest will be better” …it’s something like that.

Anyways… Moral of this story is: I’ve never really minded Monday’s. Sorry Monday haters… 

(Oh and btw I’m also notorious for being a “morning person”)


Keep on keepin’ on

I wish I had more time to do things. Maybe if I wasn’t so insistent on getting enough sleep I would have more time. I just can’t seem to get caught up. Housework, play time, extra manicuring of the yard, blogging, organizing closets, catching up with friends – everything seems to be getting further and further behind.

Lord, please help me to find a healthy and happy balance between work and EVERYTHING else. 

I’m working so we can have a happy life – but sometimes I feel like I’m only working to pay bills… I just hope I’ll be able to look back on my life someday and be glad that I didn’t spend the whole thing working – I hope I see lots of fun times! Setting a goal! Accomplish memories!  



There once was a girl with long red hair.
She was pretty short, and her skin was fair.

She lived a well directed, but crazy life.
She had never been anyone’s wife.

Her eyes were hazel with big, long lashes.  
When she closed those eyes… memories… in flashes.  

She was a good and true friend.  
Her love for her children had no end.

Church and music helped bring her through things.
But the support of loved ones gave her wings.  

She flew high above all the strife below.
Waiting for her time to move forward and glow.



Waiting for the joy to return.
Waiting for the fun. 
Waiting as a child waits for a holiday. 

Wanting normalcy.  
Wanting money. 
Wanting direction. 

Remembering the not so bad times. 
Remembering to eat. 
Remembering to let go. 
Remembering to thank God. 

My 40 Blogs of Lent Challenge/40th Blog!

IMG_8480I can’t believe I did it! I set a goal for myself and I actually stuck it out till the end. Even though it was really difficult … I was super busy, sick, injured and enduring unforeseen expenses – I still managed to live my life, stay positive, go to work, go to family events AND blog about it all the while. Wheew! What a relief, I have a sense of accomplishment, but the perfectionist side of me had much more grandiose visions of tremendously introspective blog entries where I solved many of my life’s mysteries…. oh well, tis life I guess.

It’s been great – No one really read them (I admit, I checked my stats) but that’s okay – that’s not why I did it. Hopefully, I know myself a little better; and I definitely know I CAN do things I set my mind to … despite life’s road blocks.

I love you Lord. Thanks for being present in my Lenten journey, I couldn’t have made it without you. Amen

My 40 Blogs of Lent Challenge, 40 blogs done – Challenge COMPLETE!